|Project by RusticJohn||posted 01-10-2013 09:10 PM||1991 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
I wanted to appreciate how Stone Age knives worked so I made two with steel, imitating stone, blades. When I began, 16 years ago, I didn’t really have the skills or equipment to do the job and so the knife in the second photo languished on my work bench for 14 years. Then came a break through and it was finished. Two days later I met a maker of proper stone adzes and chisels who greatly wanted it. In a moment of weakness I let it go. Feeling somewhat frustrated at the length of time to make and the little time of use I just had to make another. See the first photo. Thankfully it only took a week. I still have this one.
My intention is to make another with a stone blade but I haven’t found any Flint or Obsidian in New Zealand so far. Apparently we do have Obsidian but not anywhere I know of. Grateful if anyone can assist me with this. Happy to make them a knife in exchange for two blades. One for me, one for them.