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Afton or Ferry - #5-1

Size: 2 7/8" long x 1 3/4" W.

Provenance: Found in Ballard County, Kentucky by Lyman Hussey in the 1950's.

Condition: Excellent. These Western Kentucky forms sometimes blend into Illinois/Missouri types. I am not entirely sure how to type, but piece is very well made with a pentagonal outline. The tip is also upturned which is most noticeable from a profile picture. There is one ding near the tip on the left side, and a small impact fracture on the side of the tip. I think this is patinated Hornstone.



Tang Knife - #5-2

Size: 4 5/8" long x 1" wide.

Provenance: Found in Jessamine County, Kentucky by Lyman Hussey in the 1950's.

Condition: Good. The base is what you would expect from an Ovoid Tang Knife (Perino Knife), but the overall slender bullet shape, I can't call it that. I settled with Tang knife b/c it describes the base. Good length for the money.



Two Tone Kirk - #5-3

Size: 1 3/8" long x 1 5/8" wide.

Provenance: Knox County, Ohio.

Condition: Excellent. Ding above one notch. This piece is one of those that reminds me how fun collecting can be. And it doesn't matter if the piece is $20 or $1000. First, is this piece the missing link that proves Upper Mercer and Indiana Hornstone are linked? No, but the two toned nature sure looks that way. Second, this piece has a very rare set of specifications. Did anyone notice above that it is wider than it is long? How many pieces can you say that about?

Price: $20


Plum Run Ohio Side Notch - #5-4

Size: 2 1/2" long x 1 1/16" wide.

Provenance: Knox County, Ohio. X: C. Balasz.

Condition: Perfect. Great, rare type. These guys are early, early Archaic pieces, and represent a slightly different take on the Big Sandy. Plum Run is one of the rarest and most collectible flints in the State of Ohio.

Price: $100 - Reserved


Hatten Knife - #5-5


Size: 3 1/4" long x 1 1/16" wide.

Provenance: I am sure it is Missouri, and think the tag says Perry County.

Condition: Excellent. I have a confession: I used Overstreet to pick this typology. Never heard of this type before, but this example looks very much like the picture in the book. The interesting "drop tine" basal ear is described for the type. Well made and balanced. Grinding present on base and stem.



Glossy Side Notch - #5-6

Size: 2 3/8" long x 13/16" wide.

Provenance: Illinois.

Condition: Excellent. Somewhat stained, but very well made, and twisted. Must be about the top quality of Burlington, b/c it is "glossy"



Snyder - #5-7

Size: 2 7/16/16" long x 1 13/16" wide

Provenance: Found by R. Battinau in Southern Missouri.

Condition: Excellent. Good color. I think this is Jeff City Chert. Correct me if you know otherwise.



Dickson - #5-8

Size: 3" long x 1 5/16" wide.

Provenance: Saline County, Arkansas.

Condition: Excellent. Quality point. Red splotch is a little fabric stuck to old glue. Would come off with warm water.



Dickson - #5-9

Size: 4 1/4" long x 1 3/16" wide.

Provenance: Don't have find location, but feel confident it is Illinois/Missouri.

Condition: Super. A large example that has been resharpened multiple times. Heat treated Burlington.



Blade - #5-10

Size: 4" long x 1 3/16" wide.

Provenance: Illinois.

Condition: Super. I am thinking this piece falls into the Archaic, but not quite ready to call it Cobbs. Nicely made, and complete.



Flint Spade with restoration - #5-11

Size: 11 1/8" L x 4 5/8" W

Provenance: labeled Honey's Lake, Missouri. Found by Jeff and can't decipher the last name. I looked up the location, and it is in Dent County, Missouri.

Condition: Restored. A large, and finely bit polished flint spade made from Mill Creek Chert. The bit is completely intact, and highly polished. The first area of restoration is near the bit, and is about the size of a nickel cut in half. Second area is similar sized on the opposite side. Largest area of restore is near the pole, and is the size of a complete nickel with a half dime sized area very close to it. I am not a big restoration guy, but I did not remove this b/c I felt it was in character with the piece. Priced to sell quickly.



Dalton - #5-12

Size: 2 1/16" L x 7/8" W

Provenance: No find location known.

Condition: Super. Overall, this piece was pretty much used to exhausation. Does that make it worn out? I don't think so. I love pieces that show a long life. I guess I understand the whole "it's first stage" brag, but I like my flints to show a purpose. Strong flute on one side. Clearly Illinois/Missouri due to form and material.
















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