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San Patrice Knife Blades

San Patrice Knife blade:  Bifacially flaked, shouldered point with a concave base and triangular shape.  Basal thinning of both faces is characteristic of these small to medium-sized points (1.0 -- 1.5-inches length).  Perino identifies three varieties; Hope Variety, St. Johns Variety and the Kiethville Variety based on slight morphological variations.

San Patrice points are found in  Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, and Oklahoma, often associated with pre-pottery sites.

According to Perino (P. 337-339),  a high percentage of San Patrice points are heavily worn or worn out specimens. Relatively few unused blades have been found. He suggests that they are knife blades rather than projectile points.