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Not really a fossil find but can anyone shed any light on this fairly heavy piece of metal I found when cracking open a small piece of stone/hardened clay which looked initially like bone. The metal was completely black when I found it and was discoloured to this rusty colour by the time I got home just 2 hours later. The edges are incredibly sharp and it has a very regular shape as seen in the photo. Click image for larger version - Name: IMG_20181021_190607.jpg, Views: 30, Size: 3.48 MB Click image for larger version - Name: IMG_20181021_190547.jpg, Views: 32, Size: 3.70 MB Click image for larger version - Name: IMG_20181021_190616.jpg, Views: 29, Size: 3.47 MB Click image for larger version - Name: IMG_20181021_181459.jpg, Views: 28, Size: 3.73 MB Click image for larger version - Name: IMG_20181021_190556.jpg, Views: 29, Size: 3.69 MB
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As this is a fossil forum I am not an expert on metal.
I think you should look at where it was found and what the site was used for in the recent past. Such as has it been built on etc. Look at the history.

You do not say where exactly it was found, as it is more archaeology people on here may not be able to help.

Looks like a rusty Stanley knife blade by the shape.

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