This dynamite blade (RXB.4) is from the Rhonda Beck collection. The banded rock has been identified as Harrison County chert, a stone type used in Adena blade production in the Ohio Valley area in the northeastern quadrant of the U.S. Dating c.4000-2500 B.P., and measuring 6 1/2" in length and 1 15/16" at its maximum width, the gracefully shaped knife is intact with virtually no damage....as close to a 10 as one would hope to find. Cal Howard, who authenticated the blade, said it was one of the finest of the type he has handled. For the discriminating collector looking for the best of the best, this beauty comes in a Riker-style frame with a map showing the outline of the Adena cultural area, and Cal's certificate of authenticity. And for those looking for more exceptional artifacts, several others dating to the Paleo-Indian Period will soon be listed from the same collection. To see those new listings once they're added, just type 'RXB' in any of our search links, and all will be brought to the first page of our catalog (you won't be disappointed). Select or ask any question concerning this item by referring to either the Trocadero Item Number on this page, or the inventory number RXB.4. NOTE: if you would like to view a large number of our various listings, and at the same time limit your browsing, try our popular ‘TWELVE different items on a single page format’ by simply spelling out the word TWELVE in the search box. That will quickly bring up all of our listings that have up to twelve different items on a page, each individually priced! And if you want to further refine the group, add one or two additional modifiers at the same time such as ‘Indian, Precolumbian, Stone, Pot, Gold, etc.’ Any item that has been sold will be so noted on its photograph.