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Massive Flint Ridge Blade - #6-1

Size: 6 7/16" long x 2 1/2" wide.

Provenance: Summit County, Ohio. X: George Miller. Legend states that the Miller collection huge, located by Portage Trail, and he was a known contemporary and rival of Colonel Vietzen.

Condition: Super-Duper. Not quite perfect, but very difficult not to call it a 10. I would call it extremely thin for it's size. This is a giant sized piece of Flint Ridge Chalcedony, and I can only think of one larger that I have ever owned. I consider this blade Adena in time period, and could be from a cache. I wish I knew more, but I don't. If from a cache, I guarantee this would be one of the best from that cache.



Rainbow Blade - #6-2

Size: 4 13/16" long x 1 3/4" wide.

Provenance: Delaware County, Ohio. Collected and labeled by Bob Converse.

Condition: Excellent. One minor chip on base, and tip is not particularly pointy. Piece is made thick. This piece is great b/c of the material. Mr. Converse felt the material is Flint Ridge, and it is hard to argue when you see all the different colors in the material. I rarely ever disagree with Bob, but I really feel this flint is Variegated Coshocton, which on a very rare occassion, can produce incredible color.



Giant Sized Blade - #6-3

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

Provenance: North East United States.

Condition: Excellent. The material is one of the low grade cherts that you often see on North East pieces. The prehistoric people in this area, had to make mountains out of mole holes with their material choices. In this case, they made the Mount Everest of flint from this material. I have no idea how they were able to work this piece to this size and skill. I am guessing this is a Woodland creation, but could easily be talked into it being Archaic.

Price: $250


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: $10


Tennessee River Blade - #6-5

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

Provenance: Found by Robert Holsclaw near the Tennessee River.

Condition: Super. Not even sure I am not giving it a perfect rating. I don't know what this material is, but it is extremely high grade. High gloss, great color. Patination is consistent with this being a water find. Yes, it is over 5". I would type as Cobbs with maybe only one re-sharpening.



Percussion Flaked Blade - #6-6

Size: 5 5/8" long x 2 1/4" wide.

Provenance: Posey County, Indiana. Labeled F2-14.

Condition: Excellent. This blade is clearly Archaic, and I will call it a Dovetail preform. I come to this conclusion b/c of the percussion paralel flaking that forms an almost median ridge. Nice frosty patina on Indiana Hornstone with plenty of good minerals.



Cobbs Knife - #6-7

Size: 3 7/8" long x 1 11/16" wide.

Provenance: Montgomery County, Ohio.

Condition: Excellent. Classic Cobbs shape with steep alternate beveling. Material is a local chert with a little splotch of pink/purple. Reminds me somewhat of Fort Payne. A couple nicks along the blade edges.

Price: $Reserved.


Sedalia Knife - #6-8

Size: Maybe an eyelash shy of 6" long x 1 3/16" wide.

Provenance: Unknown. Material and form consistent with Illinois/Missouri forms.

Condition: Perfect. Symmetry is not 100% perfect, but I can't find anything that would qualify as damage. I really don't know how to type it, but the tip reminds me of Sedalia's. I will say this, it is much finer than you would expect for Sedalia. Made from a high grade Burlington. Might want to read the size again!

Price: $300


Dover Knife - #6-9

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

Provenance: Tennessee River Valley

Condition: Excellent. Ding to tip (or is it the base?). Piece is flat on one side, and thickly made to a median ridge on other side. This is one of those pieces where I am not sure which end is the tip, and which end is the base. Common sense says the damaged end is the tip, but I am not quite sure. Great size.



Southern Indiana Knife - #6-10

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

Provenance: Southern Indiana. Ohio River drainage.

Condition: Good. A nick to the side of the base. Overall, thin for it's size. I would call it a lower grade of Indiana Hornstone.



Crescent Shaped Blade - #6-11

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

Provenance: Found in Scott County, Kentucky in 1957

Condition: Good. I have had this one for a very long time. I kept it b/c it is very unique, and probably represents a Paleo era tool. The crescent shape is well known from Paleo tool kits, and the use of the cortex in the flint is common on Paleo tools. Thickly made.

Price: $25


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: $20.






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