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A large, good quality Late Mesolithic / Early Neolithic flint "Petit Tranchet" Assymetric Flared blade, Chisel tipped arrowhead, North Yorkshire. SOLD
A large, good quality Late Mesolithic / Early Neolithic flint "Petit Tranchet" Assymetric Flared blade, Chisel tipped arrowhead, North Yorkshire. SOLD
A large, good quality Late Mesolithic / Early Neolithic flint "Petit Tranchet" Assymetric Flared blade, Chisel tipped arrowhead, North Yorkshire. SOLD A large, good quality Late Mesolithic / Early Neolithic flint "Petit Tranchet" Assymetric Flared blade, Chisel tipped arrowhead, North Yorkshire. SOLD A large, good quality Late Mesolithic / Early Neolithic flint "Petit Tranchet" Assymetric Flared blade, Chisel tipped arrowhead, North Yorkshire. SOLD A large, good quality Late Mesolithic / Early Neolithic flint "Petit Tranchet" Assymetric Flared blade, Chisel tipped arrowhead, North Yorkshire. SOLD
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Late Mesolithic - Early Neolithic c.6000-4000 B.C. A very large, good quality "Petit Tranchet" Assymetric Flared blade, Chisel tipped arrowhead found in Rosedale, North Yorkshire in 1975 and from an Essex collection. Skillfully fashioned from an attractive pale mottled grey flint, very nicely worked on either side to form a slightly assymetric, wide flared chisel blade edge, still sharp to the touch. [Tranchets arrowheads were effectively reverse mounted with the pointed end fixed into the arrow shaft and the wide razor sharp chisel tipped edge designed for causing maximum wounding and blood loss in order to bring down larger prey much more efficiently, this assymetric example also has a pointed barb to one side, not only to maximise wounding but help prevent the animal shaking loose the arrow tip whilst trying to evade capture]. This is a very large and well worked example, a couple of very minor knocks, not detracting, otherwise totally intact and in very nice condition with good surface ageing and patination, an impressive example of the type, 40mm long x 45mm across blade edge.


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