Finding nails….

All along, throughout our home restoration/renovation project, we have been finding nails. Very old nails.

These are examples of “cut nails” – with square heads.

cut nail 2 cut nail 1

These cut nails would have been made as early as the Civil War and up until the early 20th century.

Here is an example of a Colonial American nail, being hand-forged, with a rounded top.

colonial nail

Each is a perfect little sculpture. These nails tend to have sharp tapers; much sharper than the machine-made nails of today.

Here is a collection of cut nails and colonial nails:

assortment of nails






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