From as early as 15,000 B.C., there were
settlements along the Nile Valley, which attracted
populations from the Sahara and North Africa.
Some flint blades show traces of use for
gathering the wild grasses that yield cereal
grains. Whether used in harvesting food, for
hunting, or for war, we can be fairly certain the
person who carved this blade so many millennia
ago did not do so for the sake of beauty.
Nonetheless, it is indeed beautiful and elegant;
with the sides curving gently to reach the sharp
point and slightly widened base. Perfect balance
is achieved through absolute uniformity of line
and thickness, given greater expression by the
variegated surface. It is this perfection of form
that makes the blade so pleasing to the senses.