Cool find from archeologists poking around Blackbeard's sunken ship off the coast of North Carolina: They've found a gilded hilt that may have belonged to the bad man himself, reports Time. There's no way to know for sure, of course, but it's ornamental and probably of French design, seemingly well-suited for a pirate of his notoriety. Click to see photos of it at National Geographic. Blackbeard and crew had to abandon the ship when it hit a sandbar near the town of Beaufort.
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