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Metal Detecting a Mystery Item! — 9 Comments

  1. This is a part off an old sickle bar mower. These mowers are still in use today mainly in cutting hay. Not sure what you call this part but there are 15 or more of these on the cutting bar depending on how long it is. It functions to part the grass stems and guide them through the blades which oscillate back and forth between them. You can buy new ones at any tractor supply store for $7-$10 each. The older ones like this are especially sought after by metal sculptures to use in their creations for bird beaks.

  2. Hi, we have just found one whilst metal detecting in our drive. We live in the UK. We were trying to find out what the item was and came across your post.

  3. Hello! I just found one similar like yours in SW Cornwall England! I don’t know how to send you the pictures!

  4. I just found one in our garden in Salina Kansas it looks slightly different but I’m guessing it’s the same tool. I don’t know how to post the picture but I’d sure like to know. My husband said it looks like a devil’s tool lol

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