SUCCESS Metal Detecting Home of One of Vermont's Oldest Families

SUCCESS Metal Detecting Home of One of Vermont's Oldest Families

On today’s adventure I do some metal detecting with the goal of finding treasures with dates – SUCCESS!

Original music by Brad Martin


  1. Ben box on October 14, 2022 at 9:15 am

    If axes then were like my hammers now ………. I blame their kids. Lololol if I can’t find one I ask my 8 year old

  2. OMC-Will 1 on October 14, 2022 at 9:17 am

    do you detect the stone walls? some like to bury things there

  3. Cathy Block on October 14, 2022 at 9:20 am

    Enjoy all your VT medal detecting videos. Have you done any videos of non-metal finds such as pottery, bottles & such?

  4. Warren Parker on October 14, 2022 at 9:20 am

    Alot of those double axe heads, "felling axe" fell of wagons or got left behind while hooking up logs to oxen. I myself had always wondered how they were lost and that was the answer I came up with buddy, happy swinging

  5. TincupTim Metal Detecting on October 14, 2022 at 9:23 am

    Enjoyed the video GMMD! Relics & largie! That door latch is a great find. Stay safe! GL&HH!

  6. tod hollandsworth on October 14, 2022 at 9:23 am

    Only thing I can think about them axe head how they lose it is homestead already built and the tools gets set out in the weather the leaves and dirt and cover them up or maybe one other way home gets dissembled and that was one of the tool left behind

  7. YsabetJustYsabet on October 14, 2022 at 9:27 am

    How did people lose axes? Same way anybody uses a tool– they put it down somewhere while they’re doing something else. I’ve found a shovel, a sledgehammer and a hatchet out while hiking, and everything but the sledge were probably leaned against a tree while the user got busy moving wood, rocks or whatever (I found the sledge in a creekbed a mile or so down from an old mining camp.) And then they got to the end of the day and packed up, and they just walked off without their tool. I almost left a chainsaw in the snow once after having been out helping friends cut wood one day.

  8. Terry Lopez on October 14, 2022 at 9:27 am

    As always, really enjoyed this adventure and bow season just opened in VA as well. Be careful out there and where’s your orange?

  9. ChippyChick on October 14, 2022 at 9:27 am

    My great Grandmother was born on a Vermont farm near Colchester in 1861. Wish I knew more about their history.

  10. William Pratt on October 14, 2022 at 9:28 am

    That’s not a quadruple staple, I’m pretty sure that’s a gig, like a frog or fish gig!

  11. d hankins on October 14, 2022 at 9:28 am

    good place and love your music!

  12. VIP 603 on October 14, 2022 at 9:30 am

    Any chance you would ever show all your finds over the years that are on display at your home?

  13. Dale Neff on October 14, 2022 at 9:31 am

    Another great video. We find an axe head or two every time we go looking. But I cheat because I know where all the old lumber camps are in this part of Mi.

  14. Danny Wayne on October 14, 2022 at 9:31 am

    That hatchet/hammer head you found is called a zax. They are used for cutting and hammering roofing slates and shakes. Handy tool to have in your inventory.

  15. Cape Cod Diggerz Metal Detecting on October 14, 2022 at 9:31 am

    I had a old door given to me witch had a fancy bell on it, that trigger looks very much like that bell handle, you would push it down to ring bell, so most likely that handle had a spring attached ( ; Love the views of the woods, as a kid I played in them all the time, my kids don’t know what there missing just sitting in there rooms playing video games ) ;

  16. franielee38 on October 14, 2022 at 9:32 am

    Yay!!!! Enjoyed ya taking me along!!!

  17. Janice Powell on October 14, 2022 at 9:32 am

    Maybe the ax heads and pocket knives were murder weapons thrown in the woods to hide.😬

  18. Fuggin Tater on October 14, 2022 at 9:32 am

    It would be cool if you did a video showing how you have restored/repurposed some of your finds. Thanks for the video 🙂

  19. shadymaint1 on October 14, 2022 at 9:32 am

    The area I live in has quite a bit of history. Town I live in was founded in 1671. Its really hard to find really old stuff around here because things just keep getting built over. There are a few old homestead sites but not many.

  20. Roland Tom Kellam on October 14, 2022 at 9:33 am

    Brad, now that you are becoming familiar with your XP Deus, would you mind sharing your desired program or programs that works best for you with the HF coil? I use the same HF coil as you and for the colonial sites here in Virginia where I live, I have great success with both the "Hot" and "Deep" programs. If the site is fairly clean of iron I use Deep. If a little trashy I start with the Hot and usually switch back and forth between the two as needed. Many times I use them both on some targets.
    I was just hoping you might share your preference.
    Tom Kellam

  21. Steve Mattingly on October 14, 2022 at 9:33 am

    Love all your videos !! Keep up the great work

  22. Detector Daddy on October 14, 2022 at 9:40 am

    Thanks for all of the videos. I really enjoy them, especially the videographer. At times I forget I’m not watching a documentary. Very well done. Anyway, videos like yours have encouraged me to start my own channel. God Bless!

  23. Beeps & Eat's Finding food & treasure on October 14, 2022 at 9:41 am

    Nice finds Brad. That’s an interior door latch. Too bad you didn’t find the other side. That style even had a slide lock for privacy.

  24. Dale A on October 14, 2022 at 9:42 am

    Or one of the kids took the axe head to play with, dig, and just left it. After he heard the dinner bell ring.

  25. Scott Schrauth on October 14, 2022 at 9:43 am

    Great finds Brad not grapevines sorry bad voice typo

  26. Scott Schrauth on October 14, 2022 at 9:45 am

    hey Brad has all bunch of grapevines again in this video my question to you is how do you go about restoring or cleaning up like the knives that you find like the one you suspected of being brass I always try to pick the minds of the guys who metal detect or magnet fish what they’re different techniques of cleaning up and restoring is I find a lot of guys use vinegar to start cleaning or and or electrolysis what do you use thanks your new fan Scott

  27. Mint Frye on October 14, 2022 at 9:47 am

    Safety First. Orange during hunting season. Great video.

  28. Jose Padua on October 14, 2022 at 9:47 am

    Have you considered restoring any of your findings?

  29. ErlefromVa on October 14, 2022 at 9:47 am

    As always a great mix of recoveries! Thanks for sharing your mountain trip!

  30. Matt DigginNH on October 14, 2022 at 9:51 am

    You have got to rehang that double bit ax head. It’s beautiful. Notice how it really only has surface rust that tells you it’s of very high quality steel

  31. Dalenda Yarnell on October 14, 2022 at 9:53 am

    The door latch could have been attached to a string latch which when pulled would lift a board which was used to bar the door from just anyone walking in. It would have had some way of detaching the string for safety at night. I say string I mean a leather strip thin enough to pull the latch but thick enough to handle the weight of the wood that barred the door.

  32. John Salt on October 14, 2022 at 9:55 am

    Hi brad that thing you thought maybe a piece of jewelry looks like it could be off some kind of curtain pole of some sort and the hooks from the curtain went through the small loop on the side of the ring but as usual i could be wrong lol

  33. ChippyChick on October 14, 2022 at 9:56 am

    Remember when you misplaced your hand detector and had to use your big boy device to find it? That’s how our rugged ancestors lost their axes. Their didn’t have gps or digitally linked tools. 😉

  34. SeahawksFan 72 on October 14, 2022 at 10:01 am

    Brad, I think that door latch, especially given the excellent shape it’s in, is a once in a lifetime find! Congrats. 🎊 I really do hope at some point, you post a photo of it polished up? Perhaps a video of several items you’ve restored, telling us a little about the process? I know I’d love to watch something like that!

  35. William Hamiter on October 14, 2022 at 10:01 am

    That double bladed ax head is amazing! Good job, lucky dawg.

  36. Matthew See on October 14, 2022 at 10:02 am

    Very nice video Brad. Appreciate what you do

  37. porkyfedwell on October 14, 2022 at 10:03 am

    The "door latch" is actually a furnace damper control, it had a chain inside the wall. We used them when I was a kid, in the old, old days.

  38. Christopher Mason on October 14, 2022 at 10:03 am

    The pocket watch piece would look really cool cleaned up with a coin in it.

  39. Caitlin Ford on October 14, 2022 at 10:03 am

    You can try soaking the pocket knife in Apple Cider Vinegar. Don’t know if it will work well but I think it’s worth a shot

  40. Karen Jones on October 14, 2022 at 10:04 am

    I do believe Vermont will be my first stop when I retire in a year and six months… Beautiful.✌❤

  41. impunitythebagpuss on October 14, 2022 at 10:05 am

    Looks like a gate hatch…you haul it open and it shuts and locks the gate behind you.

  42. Robin Raymond on October 14, 2022 at 10:06 am

    I love my birth home!

  43. Γιάννης Κουτσουπανιδης on October 14, 2022 at 10:06 am

    One more metal detecting trip… beautiful places… and a detector… perfect combination

  44. Cellerfeller on October 14, 2022 at 10:07 am

    The broken axe looks more like a colonial trade axe than a shingle hatchet – no nail puller, bigger, pattern is old trade type – way better than a shingle hatchet if it is. Good find.

  45. Roger Dempsey on October 14, 2022 at 10:07 am

    Awesome adventure to day. 👍

  46. Richard Staats on October 14, 2022 at 10:08 am

    I found a 1847 US large cent today it’s in great shape.

  47. Travis Haskell on October 14, 2022 at 10:09 am

    You should do a video showing your refurbished relics you have made…maybe you have and I just haven’t found it yet but figured I’d through it out there.. love the videos keep it up

  48. We Dig It on October 14, 2022 at 10:09 am

    Great hunt! The door handle is my favorite find, I’ve never seen one like that. Good luck on the next!

  49. Scott H on October 14, 2022 at 10:11 am

    how much green stuff do you smoke when you do this as your eyes show it lmao

  50. Chiara Tiara on October 14, 2022 at 10:11 am

    @Green Mountain Metal Detecting, Your question about lost axe heads reminds of two places in the Bible. First, in the law of Moses, when God ordered cities of refuge. Deuteronomy 4 – 6 And this is the case of the slayer, who shall flee [to a city of refuge], that he may live: whoso kills his neighbour ignorantly, whom he hated not in time past; as when a man goes into the wood with his neighbour to hew wood, and his hand fetches a stroke with the axe to cut down the tree, and the head slips from the helve, and lights upon his neighbour, that he die; he shall flee to one of those cities, and live: lest the avenger of the blood pursue the slayer while his heart is hot, and overtake him, because the way is long, and slay him; whereas he was not worthy of death, inasmuch as he hated him not in time past.

    If someone was killed or seriously injured, there might be mixed feeling about trying to repair that particular axe.

    The other instance of an axe coming apart is in 2 Kings 6 v 5 – 7 But as one was felling a beam, the axe head fell into the water: and he cried, and said, Alas, master! for it was borrowed. And the man of God said, Where fell it? And he showed him the place. And he [the man of God] cut down a stick, and cast it in thither; and the iron did swim. Therefore said he, Take it up. .. And he put out his hand, and took it.’ AWESOME!

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