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    Point Restoration?

    Has anybody ever had a point professionally restored? Does it hurt the value, not that it matters because I would never sell any of my finds. I was told this is a Tallahassee Dalton(?). I found it in southwest Georgia several years ago. Is the base made that way with just a little piece broke off?
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    sandchip and monsterrack like this.
    My wife does all the driving, I just hold the steering wheel.

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    Nice piece!! A great candidate for restoration imho..

    I have a few that have been professionally done. I've sold a few as well, and they brought good money. Yes the buyers were aware.

    Heck, I had a guy who authored a great plains artifact book trade me a great pf calf creek for a couple restored KRF pieces.

    From what I have seen it will enhance value on a nice piece.

    I see no problem with it, as long as the restoration is small and not done with the intention to deceive. Also critical to me, the restoration can be removed so the piece can be brought back to originally found condition with out damage.

    I'd highly recommend Lithic Art Restoration......AKA... Dr. Gomer. He provides before and after pics, giving proof of what has actually been restored.

    I'll put some pics on in a bit, his work is amazing.
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    This piece is about 3 inches long, and one of the nicest pieces of knapped flint I have ever seen, and I have seen a lot of it.
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    Can't see your pics Quito

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    I say go for it! Great looking point!

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    Here are the pics that didn’t come through For example


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  7. #7
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    See more restored pieces I still have.

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    If it was me I would leave it alone. It looks like it is or was a variant of a corner tang knife.
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    Gomer does excellent work. Thanks for putting pics up Quito,those are smokers

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    I thought the same thing when I saw it. It looks like a corner tang knife of sorts (though it does look broken on the tang.) I'd leave it alone too... but that's just me.

    Quote Originally Posted by Treasure_Hunter View Post
    If it was me I would leave it alone. It looks like it is or was a variant of a corner tang knife.

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    Interesting artifact.
    I too would leave as is.

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    The base on the original fyrffytr piece reminds me of a piece I have and have been wondering about just recently, I can see why you he be wondering about your piece.

    I was struggling with the base on this piece, thinking just an odd single notch type, or possible small corner tang. To much patina to tell if it’s damage for sure. After much consideration, I am leaning toward Mckean with base damage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quito View Post
    The base on the original fyrffytr piece reminds me of a piece I have and have been wondering about just recently, I can see why you he be wondering about your piece.

    I was struggling with the base on this piece, thinking just an odd single notch type, or possible small corner tang. To much patina to tell if it’s damage for sure. After much consideration, I am leaning toward Mckean with base damage.

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    If that is damage it was done soon after the piece was made.
    My wife does all the driving, I just hold the steering wheel.

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    I was told that it may be a corner tang also. Here are some pics of the tang and what looks like fresh damage to the notch at the tang. Or it could be a chip that looks like a notch and the notch shouldn't even be there. Is that clear as mud?
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    Thats just a ding and although its not a 10 now I would say its a 9.5 which is a good one in my book. Id leave it.
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