Thursday, March 14, 2013

"Buried for centuries, perhaps lost in the high grasses in a late archaic village or cached on a ridge overlook, as was so typical of ancient hunters. Cached blades were always available as replacement blades and the hunters always made a memory of their location, in this case a knife blade exhibiting resharpening to maintain it's edge.  This blade was hafted to a handle, most commonly, a split and laced wood slats, bone and antler, as this Dalton Meserve knife with it's 'fluted base' to provide thinning for easy attachment to the handle. This blade no doubt had dressed many post Ice Age animals with it's double edge, and what remians a mystery is how it became lost and never found, until it surfaced in a farmer's field, washed clean by early summer rains."

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