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Little Dacite Blade
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“Little Dacite Blade”

Item Number:
K1

Price: $125
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This is a very traditional small stone knife.  The blade is of Dacite, the handle is shed deer antler, with four deer tracks scrimshawed on the side, and a buck’s head scrimshawed on the burr.  I do my own flintknapping and have for nearly 25 years.  The blades are made to be fully functional, and they are EXTREMELY sharp.   For those who just want a collector’s piece, I can dull the edge.  The blade is affixed in the handle with the very traditional Pine Pitch Blend, which I concoct myself. The joint is wrapped with deer “rawhide”, which I also make myself. I sell my knives without a sheath, but would make one on order.

Texas Chert Blade
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Texas Chert Blade”

Item Number:
K2

Price:  $150
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This little knife features a blade of Texas Georgetown Chert. This is a cobble chert, and this is the core biface of that particular cobble.  I heat treat this material myself, the original way, under a campfire.  The blade is EXTREMELY sharp! I can dull them for those who prefer them that way, but I make these pieces as fully functional. Most frequently my blades are set in the handle with the traditional fastener, Pine Pitch.  The wraps about the joint is to contain and “bind” the pitch as much as anything, and this knife features hand made Dogbane cordage wrapping. The burr of this handle also feature a whitetail buck scrimshaw.

Danish Dagger
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“Danish Dagger”

Item Number:
K3

Price: $150
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This replica of a Danish Dagger was once part of an expensive lead crystal bowl… with “was” being the key word.  I’ve had this piece in my collection for some time and haven’t really offered it for sale in a serious way.  The knapping work is full length, all the way to the top of the handle, and the finish flakes make a diamond shaped cross-section of the handle.  But you can’t see this, because the handle is wrapped with deer leather.   Like all my stone tools it’s EXTREMELY sharp!

Root Beer
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“Root Beer”

Item Number:
K4

Price: $400
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This is, without doubt, the finest stone knife I have ever made.  It is the last knife of ten I made in 2005. Making this knife changed the way I do all my artwork, but especially with wood.  The handle is Birds Eye Maple, but it is worked on a bias.  Done that way, it becomes a wild flame of figure.  The blended dye technique is my own.  Down the center of the handle is deer leg bone (ulna), highly polished, and embellished tastefully with a modest, but crisp, vine scrimshaw.  The bone is flanked with a wedge of dark brown southwestern Ironwood.  There is a dogbane cordage lanyard through the natural ligament hole in the bone.  The blade is of “Root Beer” obsidian from Glass Buttes Oregon, fixed in place with pine pitch, and wrapped with dyed deer sinew.  This obsidian material is becoming difficult to obtain, due to Federal restrictions on the quarry sites where it is obtained.  The blade is, as is customary, fully functional, and EXTREMELY sharp!

Two Track
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“Two Track”

Item Number:
K5

Price: $175
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Two Track” is a big black Dacite blade (4”), set in the base of a good sized shed deer antler.  The blade is ‘fixed’ with Pine Pitch, and then wrapped with deer rawhide which is dyed bright red. The knife gets its name from the two deer tracks scrimshawed on the white spot where a tine was removed.  The base burr is scrimshawed with a fine whitetail buck.  As always, it’s REAL sharp, but could be dulled, I suppose.

Caribou
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“Caribou”

Item Number:
K6

Price: $175
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“Caribou” is a very traditional working blade, about 2 and ” long.  It is set in a piece of very dark, shed caribou antler, with my concoction of pine pitch.  The porous end of the antler has been covered with an overlay of Bloodwood, Osage Orange wood, and Bison bone.  The knife is EXTREMELY sharp!  I make them that way, as our ancestors did, to be fully functional.
  

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