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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 3:19 pm    Post subject: photo's of cool knives Reply with quote

here is some pics of a pair of deer horn knives made by a native indian friend of mine.

hope ya'll like em'. Dave

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 9:08 pm    Post subject: Re: photo's of cool knives Reply with quote

Gidday Dave, nice knives. The blades look like knapped flint? Now thats a dying art.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 9:15 pm    Post subject: Re: photo's of cool knives Reply with quote

hi vince, the blades are from rainbow obsidian, which is volcanic glass. they were made at his home here in woodland,ca. he also hunted the deer which he got the horns from. lotta craftsmanship ther for sure. Dave

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 9:30 pm    Post subject: Re: photo's of cool knives Reply with quote

OK, I wonder if they knap the glass the same way they knap flint.

Whichever, they are very nice looking knives.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 8:40 am    Post subject: Re: photo's of cool knives Reply with quote

yes Vince it is the same technique.
lots of pressure and a skin to cover your leg with.
obsidian is very sharp and very strong material it flakes beautifully

beautiful knives, made the right way.
its an art indeed.
I was taught at 9 how to do flint and obisidian after visiting the Clovis area.
found my flint and sat down to learn.
my thinking was I could live totally off the land with confidence as I have now.
still have a few of the point I flaked for a scrapers of my skins.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 11:41 am    Post subject: Re: photo's of cool knives Reply with quote

My ancestors used to make knives the same way, but then we found we could get steel ones if we simply sold Canada to a bunch of Englishmen!

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 10:14 am    Post subject: Re: photo's of cool knives Reply with quote

better than beads for an island my love

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 10:59 am    Post subject: Re: photo's of cool knives Reply with quote

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My ancestors used to make knives the same way, but then we found we could get steel ones if we simply sold Canada to a bunch of Englishmen!

How do you like the trade so far .........? Smile

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 11:35 am    Post subject: Re: photo's of cool knives Reply with quote

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How do you like the trade so far .........? Smile

Sad Sad Sad Dropped my knife somewhere.... Sad Sad Sad

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 11:41 am    Post subject: Re: photo's of cool knives Reply with quote

Then you had better get another one. Smile

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 12:14 pm    Post subject: Re: photo's of cool knives Reply with quote

Sure....you got one to trade? I'll throw in a nice piece of real estate. I'm going to fly over to England, plant a flag and say I discovered it, then trade it for beads, blankets, iron axes, knives.... Very Happy

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 12:17 pm    Post subject: Re: photo's of cool knives Reply with quote

Good luck ............ Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Yes I have a knife to trade but I wouldn't want that much for it. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 1:08 pm    Post subject: Re: photo's of cool knives Reply with quote

Throw in a rifle and an axe and a couple of blankets and I'll throw in Ireland (ooooh, Irish whiskey....hard to resist)

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 1:10 pm    Post subject: Re: photo's of cool knives Reply with quote

For that much the whiskey would have to be VERY GOOD or lots of it. Which is it? Smile

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 1:28 pm    Post subject: Re: photo's of cool knives Reply with quote

Well, I have been known to show a preference for the stuff and as far as quantity goes, can you imagine the Irish running out of whiskey? (whoops, ethnic slur, oh well they're my other ancestors, LOL...we slur a lot actually)

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