Probably Archaic Period, 8000 – 2000 B.C. Clark County, Ohio 6-1/4 in.
This large blade probably began life as a hafted knife, with the haft extending about 2.5 in. into the blade area. As the knife dulled from use, it was repeatedly resharpened, resulting in its current pentagonal form.
Collection History: Howard Steere, Manchester Center, VT Jan Sorgenfrei, Findlay, OH
The size, color and quality of this rare piece is extraordinary. It was formerly in the Howard Steere collection. Mr. Steere was an innovator and an executive in the Orvis Company.