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Knappenloch, 13 x 10.3 x 3.5 cm(1)
Knappenloch, 13 x 10.3 x 3.5 cm(2)
WE 24-15, 21 x 18 x 10 cm (5b)
Knappenloch, 13 x 10.3 x 3.5 cm(3)
Knappenloch, 13 x 10.3 x 3.5 cm(4)

Mining Iron

WE 24-0, July, 2022


Knappenloch, Weisseck, Lungau, Salzburg, Austria


The mining iron has been carefully cleaned and strengthened to ensure that the wood remains stable. The iron was usually held with a handle and served as a chisel. The handle of the iron was not firmly wedged in the hole, but inserted loosely. This arrangement allowed for easy separation and attaching a new iron. This was necessary several times a day because the pointed iron quickly became blunt. The handle of this piece is still partially preserved and measures 8 cm. The mining iron measures almost 13 cm. It is covered all around with light-colored sinter. Many small fluorite splinters are sintered onto two sides of the iron. It is around 360 years old.

Size: 13 x 10.3 x 3.5 cm

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