Iron, 8 1/4" length. Knows as a spoon slick, with a spoon like end and small trowel opposite. When the pattern is pulled from the mold, edges and other features sometimes are loosened or crumble. The spoon slick is used to firm or restore those minor defects before pouring. Excavated with uniform rust texture. The Augusta foundry was founded in 1862 and produced 12 pound Napoleon cannon.