Down to the Wire!
The value of barbed wire....$500+ for an 18" rusty wire! A total about 2,000 types of barbed wire known to have been made. Some are wire barbs attached to single or double strands; others sport stationary barbs or rotating rowels made of sheet metal in decorative shapes (leaves, diamonds, stars, boxes). Some barbed wire is actually ribbons of sheet metal that ranchers punctured or sliced to create nasty points to deter predators. Museums can be found throughout the world with an abundance in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Australia!
Photographed by Michelle McFarlane https://collections.museumsvictoria.com.au/articles/13423