A MARVIN McCORMICK
This point was purchased from Marvin McCormick by Charley Shewey. The writing on this point was probably put on by Charley, since it's dated 1960's. The term Cochise, in reference to fluted points, has been used more by collectors over the last fifty years than by anyone else. Wormington's 1957 book, "Ancient Man In North America," describes a Cochise culture but not a Cochise fluted point. The Cochise point was popularized in 1974 with Van Buren's book "Arrowheads And Projectile Points," but unfortunately the illustrated points were most probably not ancient. So the writing on this Marvin McCormick point suggests it to be one of the mythological "Cochise points." It looks just like the examples in Van Buren's book. They all have shallow concave bases, excurvate sides, and long narrow flutes that are one third or less the length of the point. This point measures 3 1/4 inches (8.3 cm) long.