Forged iron, 2” length with swelled center and returned ends. Carried in the soldier’s shoulder bag which also along with replacement rifle flints which when struck across the steel, would produce sparks which could be fanned into a flame and larger fire. From the 1780 Siege of Charleston. Ex Shindler’s Antiques, Queen St. Charleston about 1980. Encrusted from burial.
Item ID: A8938

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