hand-wrought nail

wrought nail

A nail individually wrought by hand, often with a head forged into a decorative pattern; no longer in use.
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Hand-wrought nails were the first of the many metal industries of West Bromwich, and the trade began to make the Turtons the first of their many fortunes.
Test pits subsequently excavated in this locality resulted in the recovery of more colonial artifacts, including flints and other gun parts, a small knife blade, molten lead from the production of musket balls, glass trade beads, hand-wrought nails, window and bottle glass fragments, a yellow ceramic mug handle, and a lot of well preserved animal bones representing food scraps from colonial meals.