I’ve been pulling out hundreds of cut nails (aka square-cut) like this from trim work in the house, and I think they’re worth keeping cause they’re so darn cool. When I come across them I know that they’re original to the house, otherwise they’d be wire nails, and that whatever I’m pulling out is also original to the house. I also know that when I come across these bad boys I am the first person to be touching them for 110 years. That’s pretty badass if you ask me ;)
Best tool for safely removing them without damaging the piece? The KwickGripper nail puller. I LOVE this thing.