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So no one has a clue? No opinions? No guesses?
Lerma or Hare-By-Face. Perhaps Ovoid By-Face. What have you named it? Its a nice one for sure ! Congrats.
Not Lerma, not Harahey. Clue...base is ground.
Big Agate Basin and Angostura blades with ground bases have been found near La Grange. That is a lifetime blade until you find a better one.
I'm not convinced its Agate Basin however that type can be very old with a ground base.. I dont see Angus in the base. Time to name that point ! Whatever it is its killer and worthy of its own case.
I'm going to leave it on the board to allow for a few more guesses. I know someone will identify it. It is the first of this type I have found. I have seen others of this type from the area. Some are way nicer than this. This camp has not produced much paleo and I believe this one is not resharpened. I may be wrong. I may see what DR has to say on the matter. I'm not going to paper it, I think he may just like to see it.
Those are all great finds. What with being found with all those young points and being ground....
I'm glad I'm about out of the guesstimate business
Kudos to EPABLO1. Bingo! You you are the winner. Mahaffey is what I believe it to be. I have found a beat up Hellgap and a Plainview drill on this camp. This camp has a big range of point types. Even found 1 funky Montell. Finding mostly Darl and birdies at this time. Did find the Marcos on Thursday too. Or at least I think it's a Marcos. Not many Marcos points here. Would like to find a Corner Tang but it's not looking good.
If I had it, I would call it a first stage Harahey Knife. If it is ground, it could be Angostura Knife.
Just my opinion.
Hey, I'm open to all opinions. All I really know for sure is that I really like it! Hope to find more. I will bring it to a show first chance I get and let you see it.
First stage Harahey or Angostura or Mahaffey, it's a find of a lifetime for me. Will be back at the site hard in the coming weeks. I don't want to suffer the heat this summer. Getting to old for that. Last summer was hard on me. My mind says "oh yes you can, but the body says oh no you can't".
I am looking at Overstreet's 9th Edition; if that blade is in fact a Mahaffey its a lot better piece than anything he has in his book. Overstreet says the Mahaffey is related to the Agate Basin. Hester doesn't mention the Mahaffey in his book but he does make reference to the Hell Gap being related to the Angostura and Agate Basin. All four blade types fall within the Paleo Era and are probably closely related..............and then there's the the Archaic Knife to consider.
dont know what it is but it sure is an awsome blade...
Thanks all for the input. Anyone have a similar blade? Anything that even resembles it. From any area in Texas. Or matter of fact, from any area at all. I would like to see some other examples.
That one Pat just posted looks pretty close in general design -- thats West TX
Superior thinking demonstrated above. Thnkas!