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Old 07-05-2021, 08:08 PM   #1
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Default My wife was blind...until yesterday's find

My wife is always complaining about her eyesight and battling with contacts and glasses. Yesterday we were in Centerville at our property and I asked her if she wanted to walk with me to the back to see if there were any hogs on the feeder. Surprisingly she agreed and I grabbed a rifle and we started walking down the road from camp.

We hadn't even made it 20 yards from the back of one of our cabins when she stopped, poked around with her foot and picked up something.

Since I have been known to play a practical joke from time to time (news to me), the first words out of her mouth were, " Are you screwing with me?". I said I don't know what you're talking about. So she said you've got to be screwing with me and you put this down here so I would find it and now you're acting all shocked. But when I went over and looked at what she had, I was in shock.

I've been looking for any signs that there might be artifacts on our property. We have a live creek and a couple potential campsites that I would bet were hiding some arrowheads or something.

But needless to say I was looking in all the wrong places.

Here's what she found.







Of course I had to send the pictures to Garguy, our local East Texas expert on the subject.

He got the wife all stirred up when he said...

"I like it. Probably intended as a knife. The patina indicates it's pretty old. Early archaic or paleo so roughly 5000 yrs or older. Cool find. Congrats to her. There will be more. Man it has a nice patina. It was a translucent caramel chert when made. All the white is patina. Likely hafted in a big bone handle."

Anyway, I had given up on finding anything myself. But Mary, who has never shown any interest, is now walking around with her head down looking at the ground and kicking the dirt every 5 seconds.
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Old 07-05-2021, 08:11 PM   #2
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Cool find
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Old 07-05-2021, 08:12 PM   #3
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You're gonna be in big trouble when she sees you in the light!!!! Lol


Great find!!! Congrats to her!!
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Old 07-05-2021, 08:14 PM   #4
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Man that’s awesome. I really hope to find something on our place.
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Old 07-05-2021, 08:17 PM   #5
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You’re married?!?! There’s a special place in heaven for that poor woman!

Cool find
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Old 07-05-2021, 08:19 PM   #6
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Youíre married?!?! Thereís a special place in heaven for that poor woman!

Cool find
Her being blind and partially deaf has really helped ease the transition in the marriage for her.
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Old 07-05-2021, 08:25 PM   #7
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Thatís cool....Nice find right there. She did good.
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Old 07-05-2021, 08:26 PM   #8
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Outstanding find, congratulations to your wife. Keep looking, bound to be more on your place, good luck.
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Old 07-05-2021, 08:36 PM   #9
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Congrats to the wife. Great find!
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Old 07-05-2021, 08:44 PM   #10
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Hiding in plain sight. Good find.
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Old 07-05-2021, 09:33 PM   #11
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Thats an awesome find!

She thought you would play a practical joke...... where in the world did she get that idea????
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Old 07-05-2021, 09:42 PM   #12
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Great point!
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Old 07-05-2021, 09:42 PM   #13
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Thats awesome!!! Great find!
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Old 07-05-2021, 09:45 PM   #14
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Even more impressive is thatís a left handed model.
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Old 07-06-2021, 12:23 AM   #15
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Awesome find!


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Old 07-06-2021, 03:41 AM   #16
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Very nice
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Old 07-06-2021, 05:46 AM   #17
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That’s awesome!
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Old 07-06-2021, 05:54 AM   #18
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WOW!! Thats Cool...
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Old 07-06-2021, 06:08 AM   #19
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That is awesome
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Old 07-06-2021, 06:56 AM   #20
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Awesome find.
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Old 07-06-2021, 06:58 AM   #21
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Bobby, how many days till you can search full time??
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Old 07-06-2021, 07:33 AM   #22
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Thanks to TBH and Garguy I am getting better at having an idea of what they used the rock for. My first thought was knife / scraper. They are huge...............
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Old 07-06-2021, 07:41 AM   #23
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Bobby, how many days till you can search full time??
Thanks for asking!
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Old 07-06-2021, 07:49 AM   #24
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Congratulations on your find at “your” property. Counting down to retirement is definitely a good feeling.

I bought our place (old home place) in 99’ not far from where I was raised. In a rainy year like this year I usually find an old car part or something.
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Old 07-06-2021, 08:02 AM   #25
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Mama gonna need a new pair of shoes before long now. Better get her something in a steel toe this time! Haha
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Old 07-06-2021, 08:07 AM   #26
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Nice find
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Old 07-06-2021, 08:10 AM   #27
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I bet that has skinned many mastodons back in the day. :-)
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Old 07-06-2021, 08:19 AM   #28
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Awesome find. PLEASE DO NOT HYJACK THIS THREAD
But can you use some sort of watch crystal polish to remove the patina if you wanted to?
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Old 07-06-2021, 08:30 AM   #29
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I bet that has skinned many mastodons back in the day. :-)
The knife probably had a tusk handle from a cull bull
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Old 07-06-2021, 09:15 AM   #30
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Beautiful material. Have yall tried back lighting it yet to see if it is translucent? I bet it looks like honey.
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Old 07-06-2021, 09:36 AM   #31
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Beautiful material. Have yall tried back lighting it yet to see if it is translucent? I bet it looks like honey.
Just called the wife and had her do it. Very cool.
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Old 07-06-2021, 09:44 AM   #32
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Very cool!
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Old 07-06-2021, 09:51 AM   #33
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That is very cool


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Old 07-06-2021, 11:01 AM   #34
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Very nice fine, congrats to your wife. Like GarGuy said, there are likely more out there.
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Old 07-06-2021, 11:04 AM   #35
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Now THAT is way cool. If poor Mary was just half as lucky at picking a husband as she is at finding a prized arrowhead???
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Old 07-06-2021, 11:17 AM   #36
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Cool deal, your property value just went up!
Sentimentality anyways, itís obviously going up on its own on the daily.


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Old 07-06-2021, 11:20 AM   #37
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570 days???


I thought you'd be closer

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Old 07-06-2021, 11:42 AM   #38
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570 days???


I thought you'd be closer

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You missed the part about the artifact!
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Old 07-06-2021, 11:44 AM   #39
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You missed the part about the artifact!
You or the rock?

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Old 07-06-2021, 12:58 PM   #40
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Burnedell will be happy you found his 1st pocket knife he made. He has been looking for that thing for ever.
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Old 07-06-2021, 01:28 PM   #41
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That's pretty nice piece.
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Old 07-06-2021, 01:35 PM   #42
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sweet find! She has to be hooked now. I walk around our place looking down all the time. Heck, I have seen points from horseback because I can't stop looking.
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Old 07-06-2021, 01:39 PM   #43
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Still looking for my very first one.
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Old 07-06-2021, 03:10 PM   #44
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Really cool find!
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Old 07-06-2021, 05:00 PM   #45
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Just called the wife and had her do it. Very cool.
Backlighting that point is a cool look.
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Old 07-06-2021, 07:38 PM   #46
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Very nice find, congratulations to the Mrs.
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Old 07-06-2021, 09:07 PM   #47
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Very nice find, congratulations to the Mrs.
Thanks Bob. Hope you're feeling a lot better!
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Old 07-06-2021, 09:13 PM   #48
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That is cool Bobby! You should use that to cut up the next deer or pig y'all take off you place - full circle.
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Old 07-06-2021, 09:15 PM   #49
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Very cool! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 07-06-2021, 09:56 PM   #50
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Yeah it backlights very pretty. Great material
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