I thought it'd be fun to have a giveaway now and then to keep things interactive. The things will be pretty random, some stuff from practice, fails and wins. So for the first one I'll be sending out this obsidian knife. I was practicing different platform strategies and thin overpass flaking. A few flakes did what I wanted, not all by any means. I played with end thinning the biface early in the process to embed a little more practice in that arena. I'll use the knife for an upcoming meat-centric blog post to see how the thing works then send it off the the lucky winner!
|Basal thinning flake success|
|Mid-stage biface for the knife|
The obsidian blade is hafted with pine pitch glue and sinew to a polished antler handle. The thing should be fun to use in the upcoming "Cut and Cook = Steaksplosion " event in the neighborhood. If you live in the area come by for food fire and friends.
|Here's the result of parallel flaking attempt #1, needs a little help|
|No, you're exactly right, that is the power of the universe that you're seeing|
Fiks will be drawing the name one week from now so get your name in the hat!
Turns out that flashlights make obsidian knives look epic. Wanna win a Spacedagger? send me a name!
Cheers and good luck