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Bi-Point Blade Cache - #6-1

Size: Two larger are right at 4 5/8" long.

Provenance: Cache find from Posey County, Indiana. Collected by CW Thompson (born in 1876, and pictured in Who's Who #1).

Condition: Super. I class these as Late Archaic bi-points, and similar in time to Buck Creek. Material is very nice, and could be Liston Creek. At least one person has suggested Bufalo River.



Early Knife/Lance - #6-2

Size: 6" long x 1 7/8" wide.

Provenance: Southern Illinois. Twery collection out of Florida. I bought my best flint out of this collection years ago. I sold this blade at the time, and just received it back.

Condition: Killer. I really don't know how to classify except as Paleo. The flaking patterns, and overall form scream Paleo except for one feature. There is a slight beveled re-sharpening. Maybe it is Dalton related. I don't know except that it has a wonderful feel, and is early. This will be a favorite if you purchase. 6" long!

Price: $450


Archaic Knife - #6-3

Size: 4 3/16" long x 1 7/8" wide.

Provenance: Madison County, Illinois. Cahokia-ville. I believe the very old writing is related to Gray LaDassor, but someone please correct me if wrong.

Condition: Super. These no brainer pieces don't grow on trees. In fact, you really don't see old school flint for sale anymore. Not sure exactly how to type, but clearly Archaic.

Price: $250


Very Large Archaic Blade - #6-4

Size: 5 5/16" long x 2 1/16" wide.

Provenance: Found in Fulton County, Illinoise. BW Stephens first collection #S-0257. Stephen's catalog references this piece as being purchased for $6.50 on 2/10/1936 at the Ed Payne Estate Sale. How is that for some Illinois collecting royalty?

Condition: Excellent. A very large and wide almost bi-pointed Archaic blade. It is almost first stage. I would state as one re-sharpening that created some fine pressure edgework. Collect no brainer, collect history, and you can't go wrong.

Price: $300


Flint Ridge Blade - #6-5

Size: 2 3/4" long.

Provenance: From Elmer Grimm collection Ada, Ohio. Mr. Grimm was a respected Ohio old timer. Carries a catalog #1400 from Mike Kiel, who collected it from Grimm.

Condition: Excellent. High quality patinated/mineralized Flint Ridge. Blade is partially unifaced on back side, and the flaking feels early. This may be a Transitional Paleo piece.

Price: $100


Unifacial Knife - #6-6

Size: 2 15/16" long x 1 1/2" wide.

Provenance: Indiana. Dr. Hasewinkle collection.

Condition: Excellent. Classic example made from curved flake. Outer cortex of flint visible.

Price: $10


Hand Filling Cobbs Knife - #6-7

Size: 4 11/16" long x 2 1/4" wide.

Provenance: Ohio. Bill Jackson COA dated 4/16/2003. X: Todd Walterspaugh.

Condition: Super. Huge surface area. Jet black and glossy Upper Mercer chert. Near first stage with one or two re-sharpenings.

Price: $350


Harrodsburg Cobbs - #6-8

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

Provenance: Found a very long time ago in a Saltpeter Cave, Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky. Ended up in an old time Michigan collection located at Ward's Pharmacy on Madison Avenue in Grand Rapids, MI.

Condition: Good. You have love Harrodsburg Chert. This one has tons of color, and rare color for the material. I should note that previous owner classified it as a Cobbs drill. This piece is all about the material.

Price: $50


Tri-Color Cobbs Knife - #6-9

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

Provenance: Tennessee. X: T. Davis, Ryan McCarthy.

Condition: Super. What is this material, and how can I get more?

Price: $150


Green Hornstone Fine Cobbs - #6-10

Size: 4 5/16" long x 1 3/4" wide.

Provenance: Found in Fairfield County, Ohio. Perino Certificate dated 4/26/99 made out to my friend Jeff Mills.

Condition: Super. For those that know me, they know that greeen patinated Hornstone is one of my favorite materials, both for it's beauty and its no brainer authenticity. A few modern knicks (very few) to you know it is blue/gray hornstone underneath 7500 years of patina. Super workmanship, and nice size round out this excellent artifact.

Price: $200


Large Trianglular shaped blade - #6-11

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

Provenance: Found in Ohio.

Condition: Super. I am waivering on how to type this piece. After much thought, I am going to call it a very large Fort Ancient style triangular blade. Material is a really great mottled Upper Mercer.

Price: $75


Large Triangle - #6-12

Size: 4 3/16" L x 1 1/2" W.

Provenance: Ohio.

Condition: Excellent. Does this qualify as the famous Bird Dropping Mercer Chert variant? I think so. Extremely large triangle blade. The flaw near the base is a purposefully made burin. This becomes obvious when you see how the line of the edge was made, and my certainty level is as close to 100% as you can be with studying ancient work. Just a great piece of flint.

Price: $100


Flint Ridge Blade - #6-13

Size: 2 13/16" Long.

Provenance: Found by John Kistler in Tuscarawas County, Ohio. Purchased by John C. Rummel at Converse Auction held 10/10/09.

Condition: Excellent. I am going to use Mr. Rummel's description of the piece. "This is a very fine Fort Ancient knife that has been prehistorically resharpened near the tip. Purple, gold, and blue Flint Ridge Flint."

Price: $125


Cobbs Knife - #6-14

Size: 4 1/2" Long x 1 11/16" Wide

Provenance: Found in Clinton County, Indiana. Purchased from a local estate sale years ago by my friend Mark Smith.

Condition: Excellent. Large size, extremely nice material. I am calling it the rarely seen Holland Flint, but could be wrong. If found in Ohio, 100 out of 100 collectors would call it Flint Ridge. Holland is known to closely mimic Flint Ridge.

Price: $60


Huge Flint Ridge Stan Copeland Blade - #6-15

Size: 5 1/8" L x 1 3/4" W

Provenance: Found in Delaware County, Ohio April of 1939. Collected and labeled by Dr. Stanley Copeland, Ohio's flint dean. Jack Hooks purchased piece from Copeland at a Washington Court House artifact show in 1963 from Copeland.

Condition: Excellent. Great two sided Flint Ridge. Form Early Archaic time period due to beveling. It has significant size. A classy artifact.

Price: $275


Fine Tear Drop Blade - #6-16

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

Provenance: Ohio. Dennis Link Collection.

Condition: Super. Translucent Flint Ridge for this cache blade type. Extremely thin and well made with plenty of mineralization.

Price: $100


Purple blade - #6-17

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.

Price: $50


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