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Anyone familiar with this type of nail?I assume (yeah, I know) they are a type of finishing nail, but would like to know where to find them.
 

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I've never seen one like it ~ how would you intend to use it ?

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They make a heck of a finish nail - drive easily, but pulling them out is quite difficult. Holding power is really something.
 

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The way the OP’s nails are cut remind me of upholstery tacks except for the shape of the heads and the ring shank.
 

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Those look more like a decorative nail - what I like about the others is that they have a small head and a lot of holding power.
 

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Yep, clinching nail ... mine are steel.....

Don't seem to be able to price them out on the web site - perhaps requires an account.

Searched Amazon for "clinch nail", found lots of the smooth big head ones, nothing like the ones I have.

Thanks all for the help, at least I have a source.
 

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Yep, clinching nail ... mine are steel.....

Don't seem to be able to price them out on the web site - perhaps requires an account.

Searched Amazon for "clinch nail", found lots of the smooth big head ones, nothing like the ones I have.

Thanks all for the help, at least I have a source.
Apparently you gotta completely fill in every bit of your order to get the price? For the LOW LOW PRICE of ONLY $43.95 each! LOL
 

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I have seen them in old furniture that I take apart to harvest the hardwood. A common use seems to be around the "rim" to attach thin backs to the furniture. To remove them, I break up and remove the back to expose the nail, then use a claw hammer with a pad to protect the wood.
 

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We used to use those nails when doing stained glass work. When assembling the pieces of glass on top of a pattern, which was adhered to a piece of 1/2" plywood, the nails would hold the glass in place. The plywood had a small fence on two adjacent sides for the glass to push up against if it were something with straight sides. If not, nails were used all around to pin the pieces of glass from movingly.
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