Ancient Flint Knife from the Copper Age
The Chalcolithic period was characterized by copper production. But, despite the invention of metal smithing, stone tools continued in use. They were easier and cheaper to produce. Flint was an especially popular material for making blades and other tools, since it flaked into flat pieces, was easy to sharpen into a blade, and was strong enough to use as a knife. A chalcolithic flint blade, such as this one, would have been produced from a vein of high-quality flint. The people in ancient times knew where to find good flint. The book of Job describes someone quarrying flint.
“He puts his hand on the flint; He overturns the mountains at the roots. He cuts out channels in the rocks, and his eye sees every precious thing.” – Job 28:9–10
This Chalcolithic flint blade is of high-quality brown flint. It has a triangular cross-section. The cutting edge shows fine chips used to produce a serrated effect.
Length: 6″ / 15 Cm.
Width: 1.5″ / 3 CM.
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Comes with a certificate of authenticity and all required documents for export approval.
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