Duck River Sword

A very large, narrow, double pointed ceremonial blade with a rounded base and a mucronate tip. Made by the Mississippians and used in their Eagle dances, as depicted on their shell gorgets, particularly at the Great Busk festival in the Fall. The famous Duck River cache of this type was found in the 1890s on the Duck River in Tennessee with lengths up to 30 inches. All are made of dover flint. Beware of reproductions.

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