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  1. #1

    Feb 2008
    Owensboro, Kentucky
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    Is This Worth Restoring?

    I found this today, and was wondering if it was worth restoring. Anyone know the type? If I restored it who would do the best job?



    I learn by experience and my own reasoning ... not by indoctrination !!!

  2. #2

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    Re: Is This Worth Restoring?

    I never Heard of restoring Them.

    I Think they are Fine the way they are.

  3. #3
    Prof. Shellman

    Dec 2006
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    Re: Is This Worth Restoring?

    You touched upon a topic that artifact collectors know or think much about. That said, I will never restore an artifact, they tell stories the way they are. Sellers restore them. And a few in some collections just beg for it and you might just give in if they are rare type or rare condition except for minor tip ding, etc.
    If you must, you can restore them digitally or send to one of the best. I don't know your area. In the SE, many send them to Dr. Gomer (Thornton Pyles). You may have an expert that is from your area, but artistry is artistry. Someone will chime in with an expert restorer that works on types of material and types of points from your area. It is not expensive to restore a point like that, less than 40 bucks for sure. The base on that one is quite diagnostic as I assume you know. I do not believe it would increase the value except to your eye.
    I'm with Jeff, I think they are fine just as they are. Go back and find the other piece and then find a whole one!

  4. #4

    Feb 2008
    Owensboro, Kentucky
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    Re: Is This Worth Restoring?

    I'm not good with graphics, so who could digitally restore it for me? I'm with you .... I would only want to do it for the purpose of 'eye candy'. I don't sell my stuff, so it would only be in my collection.

    A friend of mine mentioned that the material looks 'Flint Ridge' does that sound right?
    I learn by experience and my own reasoning ... not by indoctrination !!!

  5. #5

    Apr 2007
    Gresham, OR
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    Re: Is This Worth Restoring?

    The side you show in the second pic seems to show flaking rather than breakage along that "broken edge". Not sure, but this appears to be an intact knife that simply has been reshaped for some special purpose (i.e. skinning a hide). JMHO.
    GI Joe

  6. #6
    us
    Oct 2007
    west central illinois
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    Re: Is This Worth Restoring?

    in my opinion i would leave it be,but thats just my 2 cents

  7. #7

    Feb 2008
    Owensboro, Kentucky
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    Re: Is This Worth Restoring?

    Quote Originally Posted by GI Joe
    The side you show in the second pic seems to show flaking rather than breakage along that "broken edge". Not sure, but this appears to be an intact knife that simply has been reshaped for some special purpose (i.e. skinning a hide). JMHO.
    GI Joe
    It's a fresh break. It must have been the way the plow hit it or something, because it appeared to have shattered near the tip. The material in the core, or on the break, does not show signs of mineralization. The rest of the point does. It's a fresh break.
    I learn by experience and my own reasoning ... not by indoctrination !!!

  8. #8

    Jul 2006
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    Re: Is This Worth Restoring?

    I can't even see the broken edge-
    "A culture truly grows great when old men plant trees in who's shade they know they will never sit"

  9. #9
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    Re: Is This Worth Restoring?

    Since I'm still looking for my first arrowhead....I'd say it looks great just like it is..

    But since I had some time to kill... I made a feeble attempt to restore it using IrfanView.....lol




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  10. #10

    Apr 2007
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    Re: Is This Worth Restoring?

    Copperhead,

    I continued to do a little work to your restore and this is what I was able to get.
    Good team work!
    Rick
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