This Clovis point is exceptional for the craftsmanship it displays. It's most remarkable feature is the very uniform diagonal and parallel edge-to-edge flaking pattern. These flakes were removed by percussion. Some flintknappers believed this manufacturing technique was done by indirect percussion flaking. Today's most expert flintknappers would find it very difficult to duplicate this point. This type of flaking is not rare in western Clovis artifacts but it's rare to see it so uniformly done. The other remarkable feature about this point is that it's made from a blood red colored stone that is red jasper from the Bighorn Mountains in northern Wyoming. The fact that this large Clovis point was so remarkably well crafted out of red blood colored stone similar to the color of red ochre, might suggest that its intended purpose was to be used as a "special ritual item." This Clovis point measures 6 inches (15.2 cm) long and 1 13/16 inches (4.6 cm) wide.