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BIG Blades Page

This page features ancient Native American Indian "BIG Blades", over-sized knife blades of all sorts, from Wealth blades, to Salmon knives to Dance blades, etc... These are very rare items which are seldom offered for sale anywhere, as very few survived the ages intact, and many more were intentionally "killed" (broken up) when the owner went to the happy hunting grounds.
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Item: Type: Bi-Pointed Cascade Knife Blade Provenance: Price
GBFW64 A very long and well made bi-pointed semi-translucent obsidian Cascade Knife Recovered from 950.00
Blade which is well flaked on both faces by an experienced knapper. Side B Modoc County, California
shows the remnants of 3 initial percussion flaking patterns (photo 4) while side A
has extensive and thorough secondary pressure flaking patterns. With the
exception of slight ancient usage wear to it's edges, this one appears to be "all
there" as it was anciently made and used, and is quite a superior piece!
  Era: Early Archaic Period - 4,000 to 8,000 years old dlfw

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
RPBB1 An outstanding very light gray chert Lerma Pointed Base BIG game Found on the Arkansas River in 1600.00
  hand-held butchering knife blade which is very thin for it's size. Just an Oklahoma by B. McClemore  
  outstanding piece which is well formed with thorough percussion flaking    
  patterns on both faces and having nice secondary pressure flaking     
  mostly in a left-handed beveling fashion. It has 2 old (not recent, but not    
  from ancient usage at the time of manufacture) nicks to one blade edge    
  near the tip. (photos 5 & 8) Still a beautiful MONSTER blade worthy    
  of centerpiece display in any worthy collection. Ex: Greg Perino Collection dlrpft3

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
ACBB1 A HUGE, meaty purple and lavender rhyolite  Recovered from 400.00
  Butchering Blade made in the same form as Mesa, AZ  
  Augustine dart points, from the Archaic    
  period, between 5,000 and 7,000 years old    

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