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5/22/19 - Uniface Blades

Paleo Uniface Blade - #6-1

Size: 3 3/4” L x 2 1/8” W

Provenance: Found in Knox County.

Condition: Excellent. Almost the entire backside is unifacial. Nice shape with great jet black and waxy Mercer. I have no idea what the gray streak is in the flint, but I am calling it a flint “wormtrack”. Never witnessed anything like this in Mercer flint before. 

Price: $75


Upper Mercer Cobbs Blade - #6-2

Size: 3 1/4” L x 2” W

Provenance: Found in Knox County.

Condition: Super. Interesting triangular shape that exhibits only one re-sharpening that produced the start of a bevel. Fine pressure flaking in the re-sharpened area. I should mention that the slight bevel suggests this was a left handed prehistoric owner. 

Price: $75


Flint Ridge Uniface - #6-3

Size: 2 1/4” L x 1 13/16” W 

Provenance: Found on the Hook's farm in Pickaway County.

Condition: Super. Paleo tool made from beautifully patinated Flint Ridge. Has the signature 45 degree base flake. I can imagine this one being used to skin a Giant Sloth. 

Price: $50 


Hornstone Uniface - #6-4

Size: 3 3/4" long x 1 1/2" wide.

Provenance: Found by Lyman Hussey pre 1968 in Caldwell County, Kentucky.

Condition: Excellent. Example of a large percussion flake that looked good enough to turn into a tool.



Two Toned Blade - #6-5

Size: 3 1/2" long x 2 3/8" wide.

Provenance: Found by Lyman Hussey pre 1968 in Caldwell County, Kentucky.

Condition: Good. Thick. Possibly a pre-form that was not finished. I love the material, and that is what attracted me to it.



Blade - #6-6

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

Provenance: Found by Milton Harris in Southern Illinois / Massac County before 1955 when Lyman Hussey purchased the Harris collection. I purchased the Hussey collection last year after it resided in a storage locker since the 1990's following Lyman's death.

Condition: Super. A case could be made for this piece being a Paleo Square Knife. I think it is a bit too rounded off to qualify. Interesting concave sides that may point to this piece being center hafted.



Purple Blade - #6-7

Size: 2 3/8" long x 1 5/8" wide.

Provenance: I have owned this blade for many years. It came in a collection of items from all over the country. I have always wanted it to be from Ohio, but don't really know.

Condition: Killer. Partially unifaced, but the blade isn't the story. The material is. I have never seen such a combination of deep purple before or since. Could be some almost unique coloring to Flint Ridge. The feel of the material matches Ridge. Full story is I have no idea, but like the piece enough that it sat on my shelf for years.



Mossy Blade - #6-8

Size: 2 3/4" long x 2 1/4" wide.

Provenance: Found in the ground. No idea where I got it or where it came from.

Condition: Excellent. Anothr piece all about the material. I didn't even share the translucent pic so the buyer has something to look forward to. Looks very mossy when light passes through it.

Price: $20


Tri-Color Cobbs Knife - #6-9

Size: 4 3/4" long x 1 5/8" wide.

Provenance: Northern Kentucky.

Condition: Excellent. Great beveling, no brainer patina. Even though this piece is listed as Northern Kentucky, I think the material is the super rare Central Ohio located Crooksville Chert.



Large Adena Cache Blade - #6-10

Size: 4 1/8" long x 1 7/8" wide.

Provenance: Found in Wayne County, Ohio near Orrville by Keith Ray's family (His non-blood Uncle's father) in the 1950's. Finder's last name was McCartney. Consignor purchased from Keith Ray in 2006 for exact amount listed today. I have all the paperwork detailing history and transaction for buyer. Keith described piece as "nicest one I've ever handled", and "no brainer under the scope."

Condition: Perfect. This blade certainly hits into the upper couple percent of the type. Superior workmanship, thinness, material, translucency, condition, size.....



Archaic Leaf Blade - #6-11

Size: 4" L x 1 3/16" W.

Provenance: Ohio. X: Keith Ray.

Condition: Super. Jet black material with some dark blues. Archaic flaking through out the piece. This piece was used for big work, and was used from both tip and base.



Dalton - #6-12

Size: 3 1/16" Long x 1 5/16" Wide.

Provenance: Tennessee. Tom Davis COA as a "Sloan Dalton" G-7 dated 6/14/2004.

Condition: Excellent. I am going to defer to Tom Davis on this piece. I am not super well versed in the Dalton sub types. This one has multiple thinning flutes, and some small serrations. Fort Payne material.



Red Ochre Knife - #6-13

Size: 3 1/4" Long x 1 1/2" Wide

Provenance: Found in Greene County, Illinois. X: Ray Adams

Condition: Super. Bullseye Cobden Flint. This is a relic that really speaks to me. I love everything about it. Material is off the charts, it is twisted in all the right ways, and the flaking is outstanding. What Red Ochre knife wouldn't be complete without some actual red ochre staining on the backside?



Large Triangular Blade- #6-14

Size: 3 11/16" L x 1 3/4" W

Provenance: Found in Stewart County, TN

Condition: Excellent. Thin and well executed. Nice Dover flint.



Texas Blade - #6-15

Size: 4" L x 1 3/8" W.

Provenance: Texas.

Condition: Excellent. Root Beer Edwards Chert. Good size. Shows translucency.



Purple blade - #6-16

Size: 4 1/4" L x 1 3/4"

Provenance: Found in Wood County, Ohio.

Condition: Excellent. Very interesting material. It is almost purple mottled, but reminds me of Fort Payne. The entire backside almost looks and feels like it is fluted. Lot's of mystery on this one.



Darke County, Ohio Fine Blade - #6-17

Size: 3 3/4" L x 2 1/4" W.

Provenance: Darke County, Ohio. X: Hilfitch

Condition: Perfect. High grade Blue, black, tan, and quartz included Upper Mercer Chert. Blade is extremely fine with no damage. This is not a Woodland period cache blade. This is Early Archaic to Paleo.



Curved Unifacial Paleo Blade - #6-18

Size: 3 1/2" L x 1 5/8" W.

Provenance: Darke County, Ohio. X: Hilfitch.

Condition: Super. High grade flint. High grade flaking. I find these early tools to some of the most interesting of all types.



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