Basketmaker style obsidian blade knife C1704
  • Basketmaker style obsidian blade knife C1704
  • Basketmaker style obsidian blade knife C1704
  • Basketmaker style obsidian blade knife C1704
  • Basketmaker style obsidian blade knife C1704
  • Basketmaker style obsidian blade knife C1704
  • Basketmaker style obsidian blade knife C1704
  • Basketmaker style obsidian blade knife C1704
  • Basketmaker style obsidian blade knife C1704

Basketmaker style obsidian blade knife C1704

€250.00

Basketmaker style knife C1704 with obsidian blade, juniper handle, deer tendon ligatures, case sewn made of rawhide covered with tanned deer hide.

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This Basketmaker style shaped knife (southern US culture) is of Native American inspiration.
I knapped a blade out of an opaque black obsidian from America, called Mahogany. My choice is made on obsidian, because it is a rock that was very much used by Native American.
I engraved and painted the handle with red and black ochre, it is in juniper and a deerskin strap is attached. I use this wood because I appreciate it for its smell and its fine grain. Moreover it is a wood present in America which was surely used by the Basketmakers.
The obsidian blade is attached to its handle with a prehistoric glue, essentially made of resin and a deer tendon ligature coated with tendon glue.
The case, fringed, is made with rawhide covered with deerskin.
Anita chose to decorate it with some bone and jasper beads.

I wanted to create an already lived aspect to this piece by applying the usual patina, while making sure that it remains light.
Light, because I wanted to give the appearance of a piece that would have lived only a few years with its owner.

C1704

Data sheet

Knife size
19 cm
Cutting edge length
7,5 cm
Lame
Obsidian