First chance to get out and surface hunt in a while, work overload with this latest boom, but did sneak in a few minutes yesterday. No great trophies but at least I can keep my crown as far as Clear Fork King. Found another one to add to my growing pile of them. This one has to take the record for the smallest one that I've found. It tops in at a whooping 1 3/4. Musta been used on twigs or toothpicks. Found a couple of other worked pieces, no bragging rights on them but still better then nothing.
Thanks. Be glad when this boom and hunting season is over so I can get back out there. I've found over 200 points off this ranch in the last 5 years. All surface hunting. These are just a few of the Clear Forks from there.
I have a question about what you are calling the clear fork. Is it beveled on the end? I found one that I thought was a broken blade but it is worked down on the end. So after seeing yours I guess that is what i can call the one I found. I will post it when I get home tonight.
Hey Travis, nope still here, just putting in lots of OT with this boom. Gotta support the government with all my hard earned money.
Hadn't had a lot of time to get loose and hunt and that hurts.
There's two styles of Clear Fork, the uniface and biface. The biface is older, going back to Paleo times, it kinda fell out of favor for the uniface, only worked on one side. That's one of the few artifacts that remained unchanged for thousands of years. Woodworking tool is what it is. I'll post later with a side view of one of them and if I can find the picture, on how it was hafted.
Those are tools that rarely get placed in frames because of their design. I've found well over 200 of them in the last 30+ years of surface hunting.
I like the ones with the very flat bottom, just like the modern day plane blades at Home Depot.
I'm speculating most of them would have been hafted as you show, otherwise the "pointed" end would be in a bare hand.
Good report, all tools deserve better press