Fish-Tail Knife



Flint knife or spearhead, often referred to as a Peseshkef knife by Egyptologists. Ripple flaked with finely serrated forked end resembling a fishtail. The rougher worked pointed end would have been hafted to a handle. CONDITION NOTE (1998): surface dirt. Catalogue of the MacGregor Collection of Egyptian Antiquities (Sotheby’s 26 June – 3 July 1922), Lot 1134: Seventeen miscellaneous flint Implements, comprising nine Lance-heads and Chisels, some with serrated edges; ranging from 41/4in to 2in long; found at Abydos (1909) and other places.