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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: Petrified Wood Knife Blade Provenance: Price
DABB1 An absolutely GORGEOUS and large mottled blue, light brown and tan vertically Found on the Columbia River 2,500.00
banded Petrified Wood Knife blade termed "Knifezilla" by it's owner. This one is HUGE at Priest Rapids, WA 1,600.00
for a petrified wood piece, since petrified wood is very difficult to knap. It's thoroughly 6/4 ON-HOLD sd
flaked on both faces, mostly by percussion flaking with secondary pressure flaking to it's
cutting edges. Just an OUTSTANDING and quite Impressive artifact which would be a Ex: Coryell
GREAT centerpiece to any collection. Columbia River Knives in this size are totally Ex: Harrison
unheard of! Earthworks COA
  Era: Transitional Phase - 1,200 to 2,300 years old Stermer COA
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Item: Type: Wahmuza Dagger Provenance: Price
DABB2 A truly outstanding and VERY long (for type) vertically banded mottled brown Recovered from SOLD
petrified wood Wahmuza Dagger / Knife Blade. It's very "flat" and only has secondary Sauvies Island, OR 3/24
pressure flaking to all edges with the center retaining the surface of the original host
material. A most fascinating piece in a very rare material.
  Era: Developmental to Early Historic Phase - 500 to 1500 years old Ex: Milton Tuck

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Item: Type: Knife River Flint Archaic Knife Provenance: Price
DIFT13 A VERY long, sturdy and well made semi-translucent, honey colored Knife River flint Archaic Recovered in Wisconsin SOLD 4/30
Knife blade which shows little signs of ancient resharpening(s). It's well flaked on both faces,
mostly by percussion flaking with secondary pressure flaking around it's edges, as part of the
resharpening process. It has a very slight ancient nick to the tip which was most likely caused
by use, but is otherwise "all there" as it was anciently made and used. Quite a striking piece!
Era: Early Archaic Period - 5,000 to 8,000 years old Rogers COA dlft

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Item: Type: Adena Knife Blade Provenance: Price
DIFT15 A very large and very sturdy red and orange chert Adena Knife Blade which is Recovered from Harmons Creek 800.00
thoroughly flaked on both faces by an accomplished knapper. Amazingly, due to it's in Benton Co., TN
size, it's ALL THERE, as it was anciently made and used, although, for the lack of Ex: J.N. Bailey
secondary pressure flaking which normally appears from re-sharpenings, this one Ex: Robert Lowe
appears to have seen very little if any heavy duty usage. A very choice piece. Perino COA
Era: Late Archaic to Woodland period - 1,200 to 3,000 years old Rogers COA dlft

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Item: Type: Cascade Bi-pointed Dagger/Knife Provenance: Price
RCBB1 A very good sized opaque black obsidian Bi-Pointed Cascade  From the George & Beth Miller collection. SOLD
  hafted Dagger/Knife blade which is well worked on both faces by an The Millers mostly hunted ancient sites in 4/26
  extremely experienced knapper, although the flaking patterns on side Modoc County, California, Oregon and     
  B are mostly hidden by heavy caliche encrustation. It shows signs of Churchill County, Nevada. From our experience  
  ancient re-sharpening to the hafting line along one edge and is "all with artifacts from these areas, we judge this one  
  there" as it was anciently made and used. A most impressive artifact. to be from one of the dried-up lake beds in Lake  
  Era: Archaic Period - 4,000 to 8,000 years old County, Oregon, Possibly Crump Lake  
  Details about the George & Beth Miller collection   dlfw

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
DFBB2 A HUGE, broad Late Paleo/Early Archaic period stemmed  hafted Recovered in SE Oregon 2200.00
  Obsidian Butchering Knife form which is well flaked on both faces, which is Paleo territory 1200.00
  mostly by percussion technique. It shows heavy river polish, and must    
  have been setting on a shoreline for thousands of years before the water       
  body dried up, leaving a fair amount of caliche deposits on side B. It's a    
  bit on the asymmetrical side with a nice rounded base, and it leaves little    
  doubt that it wasn't used to skin rabbits! This was a big-game processor    
  and would make an excellent centerpiece to any western collection. Stermer COA 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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