The history of the nail came in three periods:
- Hand-wrought (forged) nail (pre-history until 19th century)
- Cut nail (roughly 1800 to 1914)
- Wire nail (roughly 1860 to the present)
Nails date back at least to Ancient Egypt – bronze nails found in Egypt have been dated 3400 BC. The Bible has references to nails. King David gave iron to make nails for what would become Solomon's Temple.
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