CANAANEAN SICKLE BLADE STRIKING
This picture shows a close-up view of the proximal end of an un-used Canaanean blade. The striking platform is still intact. Several of the nine blades that were found together in a cache with this blade are reported to have retained their striking platforms. Prepared striking platforms were placed over the raised edges of previously removed blades. The thickest part of a blade is located where the blade was struck from the core at the bulb of percussion. This blade is very thin at the bulb of percussion and measures only slightly thicker than the rest of the blade. The percussion bulb measures 7/32 inch thick and the thickest area of the blade measures 6/32 of an inch thick.