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I found these things metal detecting. I came here to ask you guys to have a look at the nails and give me your thoughts on wheather or not they are hand made. I heard that square nails were machine made all through the 18th century. These nails however are are so dissimilar in size and shape that I think that they might have been hand made my some one who was a builder but not a skilled blacksmith. Also, does anyone have any idea what the iron diamond with 4 holes is? thanks for the help. I have a feeling this stuff is from the 1850-1860's