Yesterday, my recurring digging fever was good to me! I found a killer archaic knife made of quality translucent root beer flint (grade # 9). It measures exactly 4 & 15/16 inches long by 1.5 wide with exceptional fine flaking. Since it is so close to 5.0 inches,I'm tempted to refer to it as a 5" knife. Although I am a professional person by trade,I still perfer to use inches when looking at and describing artifacts instead of centimeters/ milimeters, the latter of which usually appears on papered items. Just curious what your opinions and preferences are?
Hi Mike- well first of all, I'll say congrats on your big blade find. I measure my points in inches too, I'm from the old school and still live in the good old U.S.A., so inches works for me. Take Care, Hunter John