Well Glenn, it's been awhile since I've seen one of these. The last one I saw was rounded, not pointed like this one, and has the 2 tang stems wide apart just as this one does. The last one I saw from East Texas, and it is not a point, but a Tool. If you already know what it is, am I getting warm?
Warm or not, I do not know? This came from an estate out of Kentucky, and someone called it a San Patrice the last time i posted, so i don't know. It's just one of the oddest point I have. Mike how many pics did you end up posting? I think I saw them all? We didn't get any pics of your personal collection, email me directly if you have time.
That ebay auction i sent you was more than likely a modern repro Mike. It just caught my attention about the "ebay aprroved authenicator", since when did ebay get into the authenification busisness? I saw that all their bidding was done in "private", that is a tell tale sign of a con artist, in my opinion. I just can't believe folks would pay that much for a point with such a cloudy background, and a shady member??
Well, if I'm right, this is an agricultural tool, the equevilent of a spade or hoe. The 2 tines were hafted securely to a wooden handle for shallow digging,planting,etc. At least thats what the one like it I saw was used for.To me, it would sure seem too crude for a san patrice. I was just kidding with you a little, because I thought you might have already had it positively identified. I was told on the example I saw that the tines were set wide apart so that the tool could be hafted either in line with, or perpendicualr to the handle securely for such use. Thats all I can say on it. I managed to get 8 photos that actually got posted onto the site. I stopped messing around with Ebay for selling points a long time ago for many reasons, and I agree about their so called authenticator, etc.
Yes Glenn, and a very nice San Patrice at that, and yes I do see the similarities with basal shape. It is possible it could be a san patrice pre-form that was abandoned, but for it's size, and it's thickness, I also see some heavy edge beveling common to tool usage such as I described. As a tool, it most certainly could have been made by the same peoples who made the San Patrice type.