Ute Cerimonial Knife from Northern Utah



This exquisite Ute dance ceremonial lance or knife blade is a Proto Historic artifact, meaning that it was made just at the beginning or just prior to written history, or when records were being kept and is around 300 to 400 years before present in age. Made during the Spanish occupation of Utah, and in response to the Spanish sword. This would be the Native Americans equivalence to the Spaniards iron sword. It was found in 1887 by George Washington Young at the age of 10 years old, near Stockton, Utah. Mr. Young was helping his father Alma Young digging irrigation ditches on the family home stead, East of Rush Lake near Stockton, Utah, when he found the lance and apparently hit it with the blade of a shovel. The blade was flaked from a high compressed piece of shale (slate) and then hand ground and hand polished on both sides. It has been resharpened at least once. There is a sand stone inclusion on one side. Complete history and photos of the Young homestead and photos of the site will be sent with the blade.This artifact has been authenticated by Mr. Greg Perino and his authentication papers will be provided to the buyer.

Terms of sale.

1) GUARANTEE; I guarantee that all of the artifacts that I list to the best of my knowledge are legally obtained and are 100% authentic and unaltered in modern times unless otherwise noted, backed with a 30 day inspection period so you can have the item papered by a preferred authenticator that is familiar with materials and artifacts from the area from which the artifact listed came from. We have in the past sent items to 2 different authenticators and had the same item papered by one and turned down by the other. If the artifact is already papered then that authenticators opinion stands above all others. I try to do my best to type an artifact but there maybe a difference of opinion so I do not make refunds for items that may be typed differently than what I have interpreted it to be, it is up to you the buyer to know what you are looking at and use your best judgment when bidding. If we have any paper work on any of the pieces sold it will be included with the artifact. Please ask any questions or ask for more photos prior to placing your bid I will be happy to answer any questions you have if I can. 2) Payment: We except Pay Pal as a form of payment. If you choose to use this method of payment you the buyer are responsible for paying all Pay Pal fees, we will notify you how much these fees are in an invoice. Your item will be shipped once all funds have been transferred to our bank account, this could take up to 21 business days NO EXCEPTIONS. PAYMENT IS DUE WITHIN 7 DAYS. NO EXCEPTIONS. You may pay for your item with personal checks, bank checks, and money orders. Bank checks, cashiers checks and personal check drawn on Wells Fargo banks will get your item on its way quicker. Other wise payments must clear our bank prior to item being shipped, up to 10 days. We can also accept bank wire transfers to Wells Fargo Bank. 3) RETURNS: A full refund will be made less S/H/I once the item has been received back in the same condition as sent. If you have had the item turned down by an authenticator please include the original statement from that person and we will reimburse you for the costs of having it looked at. 4) SHIPPING: all items are shipped priority mail and are insured, unless other wise stated. Shipping will be quoted at the end of the auction but for the most part is usually $15.00 plus insurance. Insurance is based on a $1.50 per $100.00 of value and is extra. 5) DAMAGED ITEMS: If you receive your item damaged please contact the carrier and then contact us, we will supply all needed paper work on the insurance to the carrier. Once the paper work is finished you will be sent the insurance check. If you send an item back and we receive it damaged the same applies prior to your refund being issued. All items must be insured for the full amount. If you return an item and do not insure it and it is damaged you will not receive a refund, so please help us to protect your money by insuring. Thank you and good luck.

Item Details

Reference #:
(Width x Height X Depth)
2.25 x 13.50 x
Highly compressed slate