Iron

  • Shot Sprue

    This conically-shaped cast iron object is a by-product known as sprue — a casting jet from the production of iron shot or cannonballs. Twenty of these […]

    • Date

       December 15, 2014

    • Task

       Study Collection

    • Category

       Arms & Armor, Iron

  • Keys

    Archaeologists have uncovered numerous keys at the James Fort site. Most of the keys recovered from early fort-period contexts are related to coffers and chests. This […]

    • Date

       February 7, 2015

    • Task

       Study Collection

    • Category

       Households, Iron

  • Pike

    Pike, iron, wood, England (4018-JR) The pike is a polearm with a small bladed head. The 16– to 18-foot pike was the most effective defense against […]

    • Date

       December 15, 2014

    • Client

       Bly Straube, Senior Archaeological Curator, 2014

    • Task

       Study Collection

    • Category

       Arms & Armor, Iron

  • Furniture Lock Hasp

    This iron strap has a hinged lock hasp and would have been mounted over the top and front of an item of furniture such as a […]

    • Date

       February 7, 2015

    • Task

       Study Collection

    • Category

       Households, Iron

  • Halberd

    Halberd, iron, wood, and copper alloy, England, (JR2158AB, W31) Unlike the bill [see Bill] which required no special training for its effective use, the halberd had […]

    • Date

       December 15, 2014

    • Client

       Bly Straube, Senior Archaeological Curator, 2014

    • Task

       Archaearium

    • Category

       Arms & Armor, Iron

  • Pintle

    Pintles are iron elements upon which swiveling doors, windows, and shutters were hung. Small pintles were used in cabinetry to secure furniture doors.

    • Date

       February 7, 2015

    • Task

       Study Collection

    • Category

       Households, Iron

  • Close Burgonet Helmet

    Introduced in the early 16th century, the close burgonet helmet was designed to provide full face protection while at the same time evoking classical military authority. […]

    • Date

       December 15, 2014

    • Task

       Study Collection

    • Category

       Arms & Armor, Iron

  • Broad Axe

    There is little argument that without axes, the colonists would not have been able to fell the trees needed to build James Fort. Having a much […]