Things found ON (not IN) the ground!!

steve07

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My Sister in law (Married to my younger brother) was on her walk the other day and noticed some leather in the bushes. She thought someone might have ditched a purse, but it was an Air Force Survival knife.
She knows I collect knives, so I am the recipient of this knife now... How cool is that???
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This knife is a Camillus NY, Air Force Survival Knife, Ive cleaned and sharpened it.
A nice piece now...
 

Doc dog

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No feed back,,ok let me explain what a FRUIT KNIFE is before ya all start thinking weird stuff about me,,,,a fruit knife is a small pocket knife,,just about every farmer in the world owned one,,there are made out of sterling silver,blade and handle,,the reason for that is sterling silver won't taint the taste of the fruit where as regular steel would,plus the fruit won't stain or discolor sterling ,,these knives went by the wayside when stainless steel came into play,,,not quite sure when that was ,,,but I collect them,,or at least try to,there getting harder and harder to find,,my favorite one are the ones that are signed,,you know ones with a someone's name or date or both,,,like this one.
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bwanaclyde56

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No feed back,,ok let me explain what a FRUIT KNIFE is before ya all start thinking weird stuff about me,,,,a fruit knife is a small pocket knife,,just about every farmer in the world owned one,,there are made out of sterling silver,blade and handle,,the reason for that is sterling silver won't taint the taste of the fruit where as regular steel would,plus the fruit won't stain or discolor sterling ,,these knives went by the wayside when stainless steel came into play,,,not quite sure when that was ,,,but I collect them,,or at least try to,there getting harder and harder to find,,my favorite one are the ones that are signed,,you know ones with a someone's name or date or both,,,like this one. View attachment 75923
So thats what they call that type of knife. My buddy found one in a field last year.
 

Doc dog

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Spent 6 hours on the beach this weekend. Found the usual stuff: bottle caps, pulltabs, clad coins (about 8 dollars worth), though no jewelry. On the way off the beach, on the footpath, laying in the grass: gold earing with a small diamond in it. Would have been nice to dig this up, but I am not complaining either!
Actually I would prefer to just walk around and pick up gold and diamonds off the ground,,it would save time :)
 

steve07

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No feed back,,ok let me explain what a FRUIT KNIFE is before ya all start thinking weird stuff about me,,,,a fruit knife is a small pocket knife,,just about every farmer in the world owned one,,there are made out of sterling silver,blade and handle,,the reason for that is sterling silver won't taint the taste of the fruit where as regular steel would,plus the fruit won't stain or discolor sterling ,,these knives went by the wayside when stainless steel came into play,,,not quite sure when that was ,,,but I collect them,,or at least try to,there getting harder and harder to find,,my favorite one are the ones that are signed,,you know ones with a someone's name or date or both,,,like this one. View attachment 75923
They also made some in Gold. I've seen a few in good condition, and studied up on Fruit Knives both Silver and Gold ones. The Acid in the fruit, will interact with a steel knife or Iron knife and make the fruit have a funny taste, but not Stainless Steel... The fruit tastes a bit spoiled and farmers would test the fruits when they were close to ripe with a Silver or Gold kknife, to determine when to pick them.
 

Doc dog

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They also made some in Gold. I've seen a few in good condition, and studied up on Fruit Knives both Silver and Gold ones. The Acid in the fruit, will interact with a steel knife or Iron knife and make the fruit have a funny taste, but not Stainless Steel... The fruit tastes a bit spoiled and farmers would test the fruits when they were close to ripe with a Silver or Gold kknife, to determine when to pick them.
Yep that's what I said :)
 

homefire

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My Sister in law (Married to my younger brother) was on her walk the other day and noticed some leather in the bushes. She thought someone might have ditched a purse, but it was an Air Force Survival knife.
She knows I collect knives, so I am the recipient of this knife now... How cool is that??? View attachment 75807

This knife is a Camillus NY, Air Force Survival Knife, Ive cleaned and sharpened it.
A nice piece now...
K Bar. One of the best knifes made in the USA. Now that was a Kick Butt Find. Wish I had one.
 
No feed back,,ok let me explain what a FRUIT KNIFE is before ya all start thinking weird stuff about me,,,,a fruit knife is a small pocket knife,,just about every farmer in the world owned one,,there are made out of sterling silver,blade and handle,,the reason for that is sterling silver won't taint the taste of the fruit where as regular steel would,plus the fruit won't stain or discolor sterling ,,these knives went by the wayside when stainless steel came into play,,,not quite sure when that was ,,,but I collect them,,or at least try to,there getting harder and harder to find,,my favorite one are the ones that are signed,,you know ones with a someone's name or date or both,,,like this one. View attachment 75923
Doc,, that is a really cool knife:cool:
 
I've found quite a bit things on top of the ground over the years.. The ones that I first think of are some arrowheads.. a 1906 Barber Dime and a tranquilizer dart..
 

cupajo

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I thought a fun new thread would be to hear about everyone's finds that they came across ON TOP of the ground while detecting!One thing I noticed right away when starting this hobby, is the large amount of coins and other things on the surface, just laying on the grass. I guess I never noticed this stuff until I started detecting and actually LOOKING at the ground. I recently found two Canadian "Toonies" and two "Loonies" this way. I also found four quarters, laying neatly in a stack in the grass at a local high school field. Strange, but true non the less.I'd love to hear everyone's 'best finds' that were found "just laying there" while out detecting.H.H !!
Yes it is amazing what we find right on top. I think they should call that cherry picking...:)
 
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