Neosho Style Spiro Knife
# 9532  


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6 15/16in x 1 3/4in

1,100-1,350 A.D.

Kay County Chert ( Not Heat Treated )

LeFlore County Oklahoma
A Very Large Size, Colorful, Exceptionally Well Made, Neosho Style Knife That Exhibits Heavy Surface Stone Coloration Patination And Sheen Aging, Correct Late Style Blade Flaking, Correct Blade Edge Original Manufacturing Sharpening, Aging In The Side "Leather Or Cord Carry" Notches, Correct Manufacture For The Type And Area Found. Ex-Tommy Beutell And Lonnie Hartline ( # 1734 ) Collections. This Example Is Possibly In As Made Condition, Used At The Spiro Mound Complex As A Dance Or Ceremonial Blade In The Shape And Style Of A Neosho Knife, Being A Rare And Exceptional Blade! Includes Dwain Rogers And Ken Partain Certificates Of Authenticity.