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3/18/21 - Blades - Some of the best I have had for many years.

Cobbs Blade - #6-1

Size: 5 1/16” L x 1 13/16” W

Provenance: Found in St. Clair County, Illinois. Anyone recognize collector mark?

Condition: Super. One tiny tip nick that happened in shipment to me. It doesn't take away from the tip, and shows the pre-patina color of the flint. Can be seen in top photo. Flake did not affect other side. In terms of Cobbs, this one is superior. There is parallel flaking that shoots across the entire face on the writing side. Just enough re-sharpenings to show a nice bevel and great pressure flaking. A truly superior Cobbs.



Art Gerber's Cache Blade - #6-2

Size: 5 1/4” L x 3 1/2” W

Provenance: Art Gerber Cache. Ever wonder where the actual 100 best ended up?

Condition: Super. This is the largest of the group. Not much needs to said for these. Well known, and just a bit of patina.



Fort Ancient Knife - #6-3

Size: 2 1/2” L x 1 5/8" W 

Provenance: I can't remember. Had this piece for a very long time. Would be Ohio/In/KY

Condition: Excellent. I will call the base damaged, but darn if it doesn't look like purposeful teeth like serrations. A very interesting unifacial area, and extremely fine flaking that creates a thinness you don't normally see on the type. Great material that I can't identify. Tentative material ID is Crooksville Chert.

Price: $40


White Blade - #6-4

Size: 2 3/4" long x 1 7/16" wide.

Provenance: Unknown.

Condition: Excellent. Woodland period cache style knife. Excellent minerals.

Price: $10


Art Gerber's Cache Blade - #6-5

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

Provenance: Art Gerber Cache. Ever wonder where the actual 100 best ended up?

Condition: Perfect. This one feels the nicest in hand. Partially unifaced on the backside.

Price: $175


Paleo Knife - #6-6

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

Provenance: Cass County, Indiana along the Wabash River. Found by Wally Dibble an old Central States member from the 1960's who hunted this area for many years.

Condition: Super. One small chip out of the side. I am 100% sure this is a Paleo blade. There is the Paleo tell tale flat spot that can be seen on the left side of the picture. It is also partially unifaced on the backside. The thinness and fine execution of this piece can only be Paleo. I know the picture doesn't tell this story, but you have to have faith in my descriptions to know this is a great piece in hand. If you haven't noticed, I have a pretty good return policy if you disagree in any way. It should be noted that this piece also has perfect patina/minerals.

Price: $75


Art Gerber's Cache Blade - #6-7

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

Provenance: Art Gerber Cache. Ever wonder where the actual 100 best ended up?

Condition: Super. Well made bi-facial example.

Price: $175


Huge Burlington Pre-form- #6-8

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

Provenance: Indiana.

Condition: Good. A giant hunk of flint that someone beat on for a while about 3000 years ago.

Price: $10

Art Gerber's Cache Blade - #6-9

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

Provenance: Art Gerber Cache. Ever wonder where the actual 100 best ended up?

Condition: Super. This one by feel and weight would make the ultimate skipping stone.

Price: $150


Five Uniface Tools - #6-10

Size: Largest is 2 1/2" L

Provenance: All found by Lyman Hussey in the 40's-50's in Western Kentucky.

Condition: Excellent. I purposefully didn't take a pic of the other side of these pieces. Consider it a surprise of fine pressure flaking. Don't flip them over until Christmas!

Price: $30


Nether's Flint Ridge Blade - #6-11

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

Provenance: Found in Licking County, Ohio. X: Clark Parker, Jim Beckman.

Condition: Excellent. Not the finest in manufacture, but ranks at the top of any list of material. Authentic Nether's is ultra rare. Big Nether's another step rarer. Giant white quartzy inclusion swimming in a sea of striped flint in multiple vibrant colors. When was the last time you saw one?



Nether's Flint Ridge Blade - #6-13

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

Provenance: Listed as found on the Nether's Farm. Licking County, Ohio. X: Larry Street. Jim Beckman. I should mention that the "8868" number is in the style of Ohio old timer Arthur "Sarge" Smith. Not for sure, but a decent maybe.

Condition: Super. Again, don't expect a paper thin blade. Nether's just isn't constructed in a manner that allows for it. This one has a ridiculous number of colors in it, and large quartz veins that look like two rivers coming together. Never thought of this until right now, but the striping in Nether's reminds me of a topographical map. This one is also covered in mineral deposits that you should be able to see in the bottom picture towards the tip.



Thin Kentucky Blade - #6-14

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

Provenance: Kentucky. X: Hardwick

Condtion: Super. I am told this is Boyles Chert. I can't disagree, it is covered in fossils. Extremely thin and well made.




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