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Early Stage Cobbs Knife - #6-1

Size: 5 5/16" long x 1 15/16" wide.

Provenance: Unknown. Would expect this piece to be found in the Ohio River Drainage.

Condition: Good. Some use damage along blade edges. Early stage piece with maybe two resharpenings that are starting to produce a bevel. Indiana Hornstone with a bullseye on both sides. Getting very close to monster sized.

Price: $100

 

Cobbs Knife - #6-2

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

Provenance: Alabama.

Condition: Killer. No damage. Only thing keeping it from perfect designation is a small symmetry issue. Highly patinated orange material. No idea what to call it. Nice alternating bevels. A real classic for the type with good size.

Price: $100

 

Square Knife - #6-3

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

Provenance: Tennessee. X: Von Hilliard.

Condition: Good. This is properly classed as a square knife, but I am not calling it Paleo. Most likely a Woodland culture knife that took on the square knife shaping.

Price: $20

 

Huge Uniface Chopper - #6-4

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

Provenance: Southern Kentucky.

Condition: Excellent. This is a tool made to deal major damage. I guess bone crushing and butchering. One huge hunk of Ft. Payne.

Price: $20

 

Paleo Blade - #6-5

Size: 4 5/16" long x 1 13/16" wide.

Provenance: Ohio. Need help with further provenance. Anyone recognize the tag? Please let me know so I can pass along to buyer.

Condition: Super. There is maybe a hint of a bevel, but I have to call this Paleo. Not the basal shape of a Cobbs, and there multiple thinning flutes on both sides coming up from the base. Classic flaking. I consider this piece rather special.

Price: $SOLD> THANK YOU>

 

Woodland Blade - #6-6

Size: 4 3/8" long x 2" wide.

Provenance: I am sure it was found in New Hampshire! I can't quite make out the detailed find location, but think it is Swam Lake.

Condition: Modern Damage. There is an area that runs for about 1 inch running down from the tip that consists of modern damage. I refuse to believe this is modern rechipping, but will be pricing the price like it is. It bothers me to do so, b/c this piece is literally the ultimate study in perfect mineralization. Worth collecting just to learn from. Another very, very interesting fact about this piece is that it is Flint Ridge material from Ohio, but found in New Hampshire. If this one could talk!!!!

Price: $SOLD> THANK YOU>

 

Large and Thin Bi-pointed knife - #6-7

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

Provenance: Found 1939 by Bill Adams in Oaktown, Knox County, Indiana.

Condition: Super. This is a very beautiful and odd material. The main matrix is a blue/green mix with either end showing a tan/brown outer cortex. It is almost a perfect mix of Indiana Hornstone and Breathitt Chert. I won't make a call on it. It is heavily patinated with superior mineralization. This is very long for a bi-point that some people relate to Turkey Tails/Red Ochre, and others associate with Fort Ancient. This piece is well made and overly thin. Just to throw another mystery into the arena on this piece, it shows excellent edge grinding running up over an inch from the base on one end. This leads to questions of whether this one is much older, maybe even a stylized lance? Obviously, I really like it.

Price: $SOLD> THANK YOU>

 

Lance Knife - #6-8

Size: 6 1/8" long x 2" wide.

Provenance: Unknown.

Condition: Good. Coffin shaped lance shape. This one is beat up with large use dings along the edges. Base is made from cortex, and I feel confident the materail is Indiana Hornstone with a wicked patina. Gray/tan/brown/green/purple all show up. At this size, hard to get a real relic.

Price: $SOLD> THANK YOU>

 

Unique Blade - #6-9

Size: 5 7/8" long x 2 1/8" wide.

Provenance: Perry County, Ohio.

Condition: Good. One large ding out of the side near the "96" sticker. Blade is very well and thin for it's size. I would class this piece as Adena, and made from a very attractive mottled Coshocton.

Price: $125

 

Hornstone Cache Blade - #6-10

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

Provenance: Found in Jefferson County, Illinois. X: Don Lewis.

Condition: Excellent. I have seen these bigger, and nicer, but still a very solid example of this type. No brainer, and with a side bullseye. Collected by one of the few true giants in this hobby.

Price: $40

 

Extremely Thin Blade - #6-11

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

Provenance: Unknown.

Condition: Killer. Piece was fashioned from a large curved flake. I dare you to tell me you have a thinner piece at this length. I will just leave the description at that.

Price: $300

 

Crescent Shaped Blade - #6-12

Size: 2 7/8" L x 1 5/8" W.

Provenance: Indiana.

Condition: Good. A little beat up, but forms holds up well. Highly patinated bullseye Hornstone. Form is the big discussion here. Many collectors place these crescent knives in the Paleo period. I have no idea, and only know that the Western crescents are considered Paleo.

Price: $25.

 

 

 

 

 

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