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Classic Ohio Axe - #9-1

Size: 5 5/8" L x 3 1/8" T x 2 7/16 W.

Provenance: This piece came from a South West Ohio farm sale. I have the information on the farm location, but have misplaced it. I will find it for the buyer. Even if I lost it, I have a friend who attended the sale who will have info.

Condition: Super. There are plow scratch's. One that runs at a 45 degree across the piece for about 2", and one on the poll that is about an inch. There is one small nick on the raisded ridge that is old and shows polish. There is one other ding on the poll that is also old and well polished over. For the good stuff, this is literally the classic Ohio 3/4 grooved axe form. Fantastic light colored and spotted granite. Nice raised and defined ridges, particularly on the bit side. Axe has a wide base that is completely fluted. Bit is perfect. I consider this a great Ohio axe.

Price: $SOLD> THANK YOU>

 

Curved Adze - #9-2

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

Provenance: Ohio. Cliff Bauer Collection.

Condition: Excellent. Bit isn't quite perfect, poll ends shows a bit of ancient battering. This is a unique take on the prehistoric adze. From the high degree of polish on the bit side of the curve (none above curve), this piece was probably socketed into a handle. The "curve" creates an angle that would allow for better utilization and improved security in the socket. Cliff had the best eye for these unique and interesting items. This is one of the last.

Price: $75

 

Mini Highly polished Celt - #9-3

Size: 1 7/8" long x 1" W.

Provenance: Ohio. Cliff Bauer Collection.

Condition: Excellent. There is a small chip from the bit, but it doesn't bother me. This piece shows a complete high polish, and it is extremely dimutive. Are these mini's made for children? This is a great artifact, and not even sure why I am putting it up for sale.

Price: $SOLD> THANK YOU>

 

3/4 Grooved Axe - #9-4

Size: 5 3/4" L x 2 3/4" tall.

Provenance: Stark County, Ohio, and someone really wanted everyone to know that.

Condition: Good. Pretty much a field grade axe. Most interesting feature is that the bottom is very well formed and polished.

Price: $SOLD> THANK YOU>

 

Head Knocker - #9-5

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

Provenance: Found in Delaware County, Ohio by Jack Johns.

Condition: Perfect. Great form, worm tracked hardstone, and mini-sized.

Price: $SOLD> T HANK YOU>

 

Flaired Bit Celt - #9-6

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

Provenance: Professor E.R. Honeywell collection. He is pictured in Who's Who #2, and was a well known early Indiana collector and highly respected Purdue University professor for over 40 years. Found his first arrowhead in 1909.

Condition: Super. Jade Green and Black speckled granite. High polish in bit area, with overall polish tapering off as you move towards the poll end. Flare bits are rare, and considered a Hopewell culture tool. Super bit with a flat hammer like poll.

Price: $SOLD> THANK YOU>

 

Celt - #9-7

Size: 4 3/8" long x 2 3/16" wide.

Provenance: Professor E.R. Honeywell collection. He is pictured in Who's Who #2, and was a well known early Indiana collector and highly respected Purdue University professor for over 40 years. Found his first arrowhead in 1909.

Condition: Excellent. This is a fat one, with a slight flare on the bit. Smooth polish. Minor bit issue that can be seen in upper left of photo. Polished baby backside smooth for the front 2 inches from the bit.

Price: $SOLD> THANK YOU>

Salvaged Hardstone Spud - #9-8

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

Provenance: Professor E.R. Honeywell collection. He is pictured in Who's Who #2, and was a well known early Indiana collector and highly respected Purdue University professor for over 40 years. Found his first arrowhead in 1909.

Condition: Super. If you were to look up in the dictionary "rare Midwest stone tools", this would be the picture. This spuds are generally recognized as a Fort Ancient tool form, and are rare as hen's teeth in Indiana and Ohio. This one was longer, but salvaged back to it's current size prehistorically. Bit is super, and obviously used for many moons after the sucessful salvage. Note that in Honeywell's era, these were referenced under the "B" tag, for Bannerstone.

Price: $SOLD> THANK YOU>

3/4 Groove Hammer Axe - #9-9

Size: 5 7/8" long x 1 1/8" tall

Provenance: Professor E.R. Honeywell collection. He is pictured in Who's Who #2, and was a well known early Indiana collector and highly respected Purdue University professor for over 40 years. Found his first arrowhead in 1909.

Condition: Excellent. Nice size, no damage. Polished heavily towards bit, with less polish towards poll. I wouldn't call bit damaged, but it is not particularly sharp.

Price: $SOLD> THANK YOU>

 

Celt - #9-10

Size: 5 3/16" long x 2" wide

Provenance: Professor E.R. Honeywell collection. He is pictured in Who's Who #2, and was a well known early Indiana collector and highly respected Purdue University professor for over 40 years. Found his first arrowhead in 1909.

Condition: Super. No damge. Great material with multiple colors of green, white, and black. Long tapering poll. Excellent polish throughout, and a two sided patina. This one is my favorite of the standard forms in the Honeywell group.

Price: $SOLD> THANK YOU>

 

Short and Fat Celt - #9-11

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

Provenance: Professor E.R. Honeywell collection. He is pictured in Who's Who #2, and was a well known early Indiana collector and highly respected Purdue University professor for over 40 years. Found his first arrowhead in 1909.

Condition: Good. Few plow scrapes, but nothing substantial. Bit is complete, but shows some dingers. Polish is respectable, but not great. Still, a solid old relic for the $.

Price: $SOLD> THANK YOU>

 

Thin and Long Adze - #9-12

Size: 6 1/2" long x 2 1/4" wide x 3/4" at thickest.

Provenance: Professor E.R. Honeywell collection. He is pictured in Who's Who #2, and was a well known early Indiana collector and highly respected Purdue University professor for over 40 years. Found his first arrowhead in 1909.

Condition: Excellent. One little nip on side of the bit, and a bit of a prehistoric salvage on poll end. Extremely thin, a fine tool with great size. Sides are squared off, bit is very sharp.

Price: $SOLD> THANK YOU>

 

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