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Unusual Heavy Irish Neolithic Knife made on a core c. 3500 BC Ireland

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Seller: clegnagh (4,536) 100%, Location: Ballymoney, Antrim, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 132016704572 Please remember that postal charge includes packing materials and delivery to the post office which is 7 miles awayUnusual Heavy Irish Neolithic Knife made on a core c. 3500 BC Made from a the long centre of a core, the knife has the scars of at least five blades and flakes previously removed Its form is rather like a yacht with a sharp centreboard, sub-triangular in sectionIt has the striking platform with some cortex and a trimmed bulb of percussion beside itI have tried to show the sharp cutting edgeThis knife is 70mm by 25mm by 27mm (maximum thickness)This was part of my teaching collection when I lectured at the University of Ulster, Queen's University Belfast and other academic institutions in IrelandMy teaching collection largely comprised material given to me by students and so is not accurately provenanced. I can say that all material comes from North Antrim and North Londonderry.All photographs are taken in natural daylight with no editing Please note that my entire private collections and teaching collections were examined, recorded and evaluated by staff of the Ulster Museum, Belfast in the 1990s Condition: Excellent

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