The Boss Workwear Buttons: Unveiling the History Behind Them

The Boss Workwear Buttons: Unveiling the History Behind Them

Los Angeles, now renowned for its fashion boutiques and extensive shopping opportunities, was a city devoid of dedicated clothing stores just over 130 years ago. This changed thanks to Morris Cohn, who established the first exclusive clothing store in Los Angeles, laying the groundwork for the city’s fashion industry. Morris Cohn, born in Germany in…

Stronghold: From Metal Detector Finds to Hollywood’s Closets

Stronghold: From Metal Detector Finds to Hollywood’s Closets

During a recent metal detecting expedition, I stumbled upon two buttons emblazoned with “Stronghold Steve” from workwear unearthed at an old dump site. This discovery piqued my curiosity, leading me to delve into the history of the mascot, the buttons, and the company behind them. Initially, I was unfamiliar with the brand, but my subsequent…

The Canadian Large Cent: A Bucket List Find for Many Metal Detecting Enthusiasts

The Canadian Large Cent: A Bucket List Find for Many Metal Detecting Enthusiasts

The Canadian Large Cent holds a special place in the annals of numismatics, historians, and metal detecting enthusiasts embodying Canada’s rich historical and monetary evolution. This coin, first minted in 1858 and produced until 1920, offers a window into the economic, political, and social shifts that shaped Canada during its formative years. This article delves…

Echoes of Change: The Fascinating Tale of Metal Tax Tokens in Depression-Era America

Echoes of Change: The Fascinating Tale of Metal Tax Tokens in Depression-Era America

United States tax tokens, specifically the metal variants, present a captivating cross-section of numismatics, history, and metal detecting. These small but significant artifacts were primarily issued during the tumultuous years of the 1930s and 1940s, marking a direct response to the economic turmoil unleashed by the Great Depression and the logistical quandaries posed by collecting…

Thinking Outside of the Box with the XP Deus 9” Round HF Coil

Thinking Outside of the Box with the XP Deus 9” Round HF Coil

I know what you are about to read goes against everything we’ve been taught. Many XP Deus users, including myself, have read Andy Sabisch’s book, The Deus Handbook, or watched Gary Blackwell’s instructional videos. Some of us have turned our yards into test beds like Calabash Digger, while others hit the fields to fine-tune their…

Metal Detecting Ghost Towns, Interview Phil Massie

Metal Detecting Ghost Towns, Interview Phil Massie

Detectorist Phil Massie is a ghost town hunter; he researches to find towns that used to be bustling but have no buildings that are standing today. The ghost towns are mostly railroad towns, logging camps, tent cities, and vacant mines. Phil swings an XP Deus II metal detector and showcases some impressive relic finds on…

Metal Detecting VDI’s: Nokta The Legend and Garrett ACE Apex VDI Values

Metal Detecting VDI’s: Nokta The Legend and Garrett ACE Apex VDI Values

Let’s start with the big question: What is a VDI, and how does it relate to metal detectors? In simple terms, your metal detector is sending a wave of energy into the ground and when that wave hits a metal object, it will, in turn bounce the wave back to your detector, providing it’s own…

Metal Detecting Ammunition: Identify and Determine the Age With Help From Aquachigger

Metal Detecting Ammunition: Identify and Determine the Age With Help From Aquachigger

No matter where you metal detect you are likely to unearth an old bullet or casing. From shotgun headstamps to Civil War Minie Balls, there are ways to help identify the ammunition in question.  Thankfully, I’ve been able to get some insight from Aquachigger who has agreed to share some of his knowledge.  In this…