GERZEAN FLAKE KNIFE
This picture shows three views of a Predynastic knife that is similar to a Gerzean knife in several ways except for the fact that is was made on a flake with no grinding. It was pressure trimmed to a typical Gerzean shaped outline by straightening one of the blade edges. The few parallel pressure flakes removed on one side and the micro edge serrations are typical Gerzean manufacturing traits. Gerzean flake knives like this example were a lower and cheaper grade of knife that could have been made very quickly. This knife is made of good quality light tan colored chert and it measures 7 inches (17.8 cm) long and 1 1/4 inches (3.2 cm) wide.