19 D-657 Type IV-E Dagger


19 D-657 TYPE IV-E DAGGER made from heat treated Jefferson City chert. Jefferson City chert is a common lithic source in central and southwestern Missouri. More colorful grades of it are called "Mozarkite," the Missouri state gemstone. Though not as colorful, this dagger was made from an exceptionally clean and flaw free nodule of that material, which is a rarity in itself. Knowing full well what was in it I had that nodule for quite a few years before it was its time and my confidence and skill level as a dagger maker were up to the task. The blade is mostly percussion flaked with quite a bit of pressure finishing which is well done considering the material was "softer" on one edge than on the other. As with all Type IV-E daggers the back side is flat with no stitching on the center of the handle. The stitching that is on the show side is straight and very even, and that which is around the pommel and down the sides of the handle is also very good. No Missouri Indian from any period in prehistory ever made a thing like that from this material. Here, you could say I pushed it to the max!  Size, 7 5/8 inches. Price, $235.

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This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 13 November, 2013.

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