Reproduction 17th early 18th cent. Iron Fur Trade Dart Head Lot

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Seller: pawaganinini_0 (33) 97.1%, Location: Corinth, Maine, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 323629529352 Hello, This offer is for a lot of 10 Iron 17th and early 18th cent. Fur Trade "Dard" heads. Although earlier 17th cent. examples are often much longer, these shorter ones seem to be late 17th and early 18th cent. contexts and are almost certainly the "...arrows of iron..." requested in a Wabanaki Headman's speech in the Quebec Governor's palace in 1691 in order to participate in war parties against the English settlements... When mounted on arrows...these dart heads create a powerful, nasty (and efficient) weapon! Of course, they could also be a type of "atl-atl" dart head too. Late 17th cent. English description of Maine coastal Wabanaki describe using leather slings with darts! One cannot help but notice the "coincidence" of the similarity between the three "nails" (used by the Romans to nail Jesus to the cross, depicted on the enclosed image of an excavated Illinois "Jesuit Ring" and other similar contemporary Catholic items), and the shorter size and shape of these "arrow" points...which indeed, seem to "standardize" during the King William's War era during the 1690's, (which ultimately was largely a religious war at it's core.)......especially when one considers that there are several historical accounts of the Natives being told by the "black robes" that it was indeed the "English" who nailed Jesus to the cross, and that the warriors must "avenge" his death. How fitting, therefore, that the very offending "nails" would be used to 'smite' (shoot) at the "treacherous" English!!!!!!!!!!!! (historical theory not the least bit intended to offend anyone) Completely HAND FORGED, by blacksmith Ken Hamilton (Maine) ...Baked on OIL BLACKENED to retard rust. These are ready to be set into a wooden arrow shaft, much the same way that hardwood foreshafts were set into cane arrows in the south....and apparently in the ca. 1590's John White drawings of Virginia Natives....(which are perhaps iron trade dart tips from Sir Walter Raleigh's colony?) Archaeologically speaking, much longer ones seem to be often related to early 17th cent. and/or OCEAN darts...(like the grouping from the pre 1674 French Fort of Pentagoet in Maine). The two shorter original ones shown are from the Kennebec (Norridgewock) and St. Lawrence Valley Wabanaki (St. Francis/Odanak). Nevertheless, they are mostly found in 17th cent. NORTHERN Native and French contexts from the Canadian Maritimes to the Great Lakes (St. Marie Among the Huron site for example). Further, is it also a coincidence that the LONG shafted versions found in early 17th cent. Canadian Maritime sites VERY closely resemble miniature versions of 16th cent. Basque whaling harpoon heads? All interesting to ponder. Approximate sizes range from 4-1/2" to 5-1/4" in length. This set of 10 is a perfectly usable amount for an historical living history trade display, museum exhibit, to be added to some arrows, or even resale. Thank you

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