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I bought an adze head on eBay, described as "Barton and Belden antique 1844-48 Rochester, NY Adze Head". When I got it, I noticed these weird lines/clefts about 1.5 inches back from the blade.

They're in the same spot on both sides. Was it broken at some point and fused back together somehow? Is it OK to use? Just want to know if I should return it or not.


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Looks like it was buried in the yard for a long time, judging by the amount of pitting. I would only use it for a display item.
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