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East Texas Blade over 7" Long recently found in the Trinity River Drainage near Cleveland, Texas.
A bulldozer clearing land pushed this up recently at a campsite near a small creek that flows into the Trinity River.
The finder that acquireded this from said that his cousin also found a 5-1/2" Scottsbluff at this campsite.
WOW ....Thats a real serious piece of cutlery. beautiful.
We note you correctly identify it as a "Texas " blade...
Thanks guys it's a real center piece for sure.
Jake I was thinking about a trade, do you have any good Birdpoints or other knives.
It is a nice piece, but I don't want it. I have a similar piece from central Texas a little larger and was wondering what the market was on a piece like that right now?
I know a guy that likes to buy blades and will pay good $$$$. Drop me an email and i will get you in contact with him.
Mark that is an awesome blade! Congrats man.
What a killer!! I have been looking for that one for awhile. Thanks for posting it!
Thanks for the replies guys. Blades like this just don't belong in my area so it's a real kick when one pops up every 30 years.LOL
A good quality blade should bring about $100 dollars an inch depending on the type, stone etc....
I think that blade is worth a little more than 700$!!!!
I think your talking a few thousand.
The 100 dollar an inch is a basic rule that IMO works for most blades UNDER 6 inches. But of co**** material, rarity, flaking, thinness, etc can play a role as well. I'd say anything over six inches of good quality doubles, tripples, or quadruples per inch afterwards. When all else fails, if someone wants it bad enough they will offer crazy money... Supply and demand.
Just my thoughts, nice blade mark.
That is absolutely correct! I don't think the $100 dollar per inch rule
applies, and anything over 5 or 6 inches obviously demands more value. The
chances of finding a BIG blade or point unbroken gets much higher. When
buying/selling artifacts it becomes a retail, wholesale market, unless a
private buyer is involved. In the 80's I found a cache of Blades and the
largest of the three was 9 1/2 inches in length, and 5 1/2 inches at the base
it sold for $10,000. But I was told by many collectors and experts that it
was the finest they had ever seen.
Don't think I will make Digfest this year but Good luck to everyone!