Crystal dagger

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Crystal dagger

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4,500 year old quartz crystal dagger with ivory hilt. Found in a Copper Age-era tomb in Valencina de la Concepción, Spain.

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The hilt is ivory (from Asian or African elephants, both were found at the site).
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Interesting
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Similar to obsidian blades, extraordinarily sharp but extremely brittle.
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That just makes it worse when you stab somebody with it
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Re: Crystal dagger

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Fid wrote: Sun Dec 27, 2020 10:05 pm Similar to obsidian blades, extraordinarily sharp but extremely brittle.
That dagger wasn't meant for use. :)

As for obsidian, which is just natural glass, yes, it's sharp. Glass is used to make knives for microtomes.
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I recall reading that a surgeon used a knapped blade for a procedure just to see.
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