Flint blade knife "Inuit" C1807
Inuit inspired knife with flint blade, juniper handle and deer tendon ligatures.
I understand it... it's a knife with a surprising shape. A prehistoric knife, we are far from the 21st century. I love it....
I knapped the blade in a Touraine flint treated with heat.
The juniper handle has kept its branch shape. The notches on the handle are as on the original. The blade is attached to its handle using a prehistoric resin-based glue. This serves as a cement between the handle and the blade. The whole is tied with deer tendons coated with tendon glue.
I applied a very slight patina to this piece. This gives the appearance of a knife that has already lived carried by its owner.
I made for this knife, a wooden display box, created to measure. This gives us a very decorative set. Between the prehistoric tool and the amazing, original work of art, you can easily display it. Placed on a shelf on your desk, with a single glance it will take you back to prehistory and convey within you a certain idea of the life of a primitive man living on good terms with the earth.
The size, the lines of this knife are based on the design of the knife that really existed among the Inuit. And don't be fooled by its size, it's a real perfectly functional skinner with a sharper edge than a steel blade. So you can really use it to cut your seal steak and feel like a prehistoric man or woman.
We are on the shores of the Bering Strait, a long time ago...
A hunter takes out his knife to skin a seal he just killed. Winter has just ended, the days are getting longer and life is back to normal...
- Knife size
- 18.5 cm
- Cutting edge length
- ~7 cm
- Blade width
- ~2.9 cm