Obsidian blade knife C1702
Knife C1702 with obsidian blade, deerwood handle, deer tendon ligatures, case sewn in rawhide covered with tanned deer hide.
This piece is part of our Native American-inspired series.
The blade is knapped in an opaque, red and black obsidian called Mahogany obsidian. So it comes from America and that fits in with the idea that I had of this prehistoric knife that could also come from America.
It is glued to the handle with a prehistoric glue also used by North American Amerindians. Consisting essentially of resin, this mass glue is then reinforced with a deer tendon ligature coated with tendon glue.
The deerwood handle is engraved with an Amerindian sign. A small deerskin strap is attached to it.
The case, franged, is made in tanned deer hide covered with deerskin.
Anita brought her touch with some bone and jasper beads to decorate it.
I wanted to create an aspect of already lived in this piece by applying the usual patina, while ensuring that it remains light. The set thus gives the appearance of a case and its knife having already lived a few years worn by its owner.
Belonged to a hunter from the southeastern United States. We'll go back in time about 5,000 years.
This hunter-gatherer armed with his propellant comes back from hunting with the rest of his clan.
At the belt he wears the knife which will now be used to skin the animal he has just killed...
- Knife size
- ~ 19,2 cm
- Cutting edge length
- ~ 18 cm