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  1. #21
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    Super cool piece! Thanks for posting it.

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    My Rattail

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    OK so I bought this piece about 6 or 7 years ago online from a place called Texas Artifacts or somethin like that. He was a very well known and trusted collector. He gave a full money back guarantee no questions asked. I bought it with a group of about 10 other points so I wasn't buyin for this piece. It has hung on my wall with no thoughts other than "that's a strange lookin piece". Then this morning I see this very fine example of a Rattail posted and I went to look at mine and sure enough they have almost the exact same shape at the point end. Now mine has obviously been reworked I just don't know when. You can see the patina loss due to the rechippin. I believe the tail was much longer at one time casue as you may be able to see the tail is kinda crooked now. But some of the rechippin along the side looks more like use wear to me than an attempt to reshape or resharpen the piece. The numbers written on the piece were there when I bought it so I have no idea what they mean but numbers are normally put on pieces when they are dug up. As you see I forgot to put in somethin for size reference so I measured it. It measures 2 3/4" x 1" exactly. Lookin at the very nice one posted this morning they are about the same size. Im gonna suggest that we place both these examples in the Typology section since there are more than one know to exist. If Speck1 will post first in Typology I will follow with my lesser example for reference comparisons.
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    Is Rat tail the official name? I will post it in Typology first chance i get. We want to name it Stingray.

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    I posted it in typology.
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    I called it Rattail cause others called it that. I will tag it whatever others think is best.

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    Simply fantastic find! Why couldn't this one be considered as a dual purpose tool? Such as in a combo drill/blade tip? Could have very well started out as a bi-pointed blade to begin with and then transformed from there.
    Maybe next time zig before you zag !

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    Man that thing is waaaaay cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speck1 View Post
    I assure you we dug that artifact. It was about 3 feet below the surface. I cannot believe it didnít break when it hit the screen.
    Garscale wasnít within 100 miles of us.
    The reason I asked is cause I wasnt sure if you dug it and wasnt trying to be rude. Its a fine piece and anyone would cherish it if they were lucky enough to ever find one. Its very well crafted thats for sure.
    Personal finds are surface and on private property with permission,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodland View Post
    The reason I asked is cause I wasnt sure if you dug it and wasnt trying to be rude. Its a fine piece and anyone would cherish it if they were lucky enough to ever find one. Its very well crafted thats for sure.
    No worries. We had never seen anything like it either.

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    Some collectors call them umbrella drills, for the unique shape and somewhat resemblance. Nice find.

 

 

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