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    Crazy cool artifact.

    No idea what it is. Never seen one before.
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    Grinner!!!!!
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    I think they called them rat tails. Very unique and unusual find.

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    Crazy Cool Indeed

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    That's awesome!

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    That is really neat, awesome find!
    Flint Ridge is great.

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    Yeah looks like a rat tail. The long skinny part would have been fitted into a bone handle. The big end would have been the blade part used.
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    That is wicked cool. It would be an interesting one to look at, I wonder what the wear patterns would indicate. (Knife, drill, hafting area.)

    Bobby, now that you’ve knapped and likely snapped a few, do you think flint would handle torque like a metal tang knife? I remember the other flint rat tail posted years back and I still think the tang is too delicate to have that use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joshuaream View Post
    That is wicked cool. It would be an interesting one to look at, I wonder what the wear patterns would indicate. (Knife, drill, hafting area.)

    Bobby, now that you’ve knapped and likely snapped a few, do you think flint would handle torque like a metal tang knife? I remember the other flint rat tail posted years back and I still think the tang is too delicate to have that use.
    I agree with you. This thing is 5 inches long and that tail is paper thin. Looks like i could snap it with my fingers. Wish i could see the pic of the one posted here. I have never seen one like this.

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    I think it was hafted the other way, and resharpened many times. Could it be a harahay knife?
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