Polished flint knife, Calgow

Calgow, Minnigaff
A disc-shaped knife.  The semi-circular cutting edge has been ground and polished and polishing extends to both faces above the blade.  It was found during the construction of the Newton Stewart By-pass in the 1970s.   Polished knives like this are high quality tools and only one other example has been found in Dumfries and Galloway (Luce Sands).  These knives were made at specialist workshops in Yorkshire and traded across northern England and southern Scotland.
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SMAH 047
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87 x 69 x 12mm thick
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Calgow, Minnigaff
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