Ötzi style flint blade knife C1604
Ötzi style knife C1604 with heated flint blade, yew handle, deer tendon ligatures and case sewn in tanned deer hide.
Ötzi style knife, the iceman (- 5000 years old) discovered in the Alps in "1991".
The blade is in flint, the handle in If, the ligature in deer tendon and the link at the end of the handle in limewood.
On this piece I used yew, leaving a sapwood side (light wood) that keeps heartwood (hard wood) in the middle and a heartwood side (hard wood) that keeps two small sapwood edges (light wood). The handle after manufacture was patinated to give it an aspect of already lived, used by a common ancestor. For the handle, I chose the If (Ötzi used Ash) because it is a much more beautiful wood, pleasant to the touch and which is more archeo-compatible. Ötzi had a axe with a If handle and an If bow. But above all, I love this wood!
The case, made by Anita Kepinski is made of tanned deer hide. She decorated it with some bone beads. A leather strap allows the whole set to be worn on the belt. As an option, a skin strap can be added to wear around the neck or as a shoulder strap. It was then patinated to give it the appearance of a case that had been worn by its owner for many years.
- Knife size
- 14.5 cm
- Cutting edge length
- 5 cm