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A superb, well worked Paleolithic flint "backed knife" (left handed example), Warwickshire SOLD
A superb, well worked Paleolithic flint
A superb, well worked Paleolithic flint A superb, well worked Paleolithic flint A superb, well worked Paleolithic flint A superb, well worked Paleolithic flint
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c.60,000 to 30,000 B.C. A superb and well worked Upper Paleolithic flint "backed knife" found many years in Warwickshire and from an old Warwickshire collection. Expertly worked from a flake struck from the top of a flint nodule, unifacial in form with a smooth underside but with copious and finely administered working on the upper convex surface, a 50% section left with pebble cortex to form a good grip in the hand with the remainder finely re-worked and pressure flaked to form a well defined blade with a rounded tip. [It is generally acknowledged by academics that left handedness was likely to have been rare in prehistory, but this tool is clearly intended for use in the left hand and cannot in fact be held or used in the right hand, so quite a rare example in itself]. Totally intact and in excellent condition with good surfaces and a lovely old collection patina to the worked flint surfaces, a lovely example of the type, 73mm long x 27mm wide x 13mm thick