January 28, 2012 @ 10:58 AM
Valentine's Day is coming and you have 3 choices. Pretend you don't know and get your sweetie nothing. (Bad choice) Get your sweetie the same old box of candy, card or flowers, all of which will be gone in a week. (Better choice) Or you can get your sweetie something that is totally unique, will last forever because it's made of stone, and will serve as a permanent reminder of how nice you really are. (Best choice) Make it a memorable Valentine's Day with a heart necklace, arrowhead necklace, opal arrowhead necklace or even a collectible flintknapped knife. O.K., maybe throw in a card or box of chocolates, too. Remember, nothing says I love you like a heart of stone!
January 26, 2012 @ 2:43 PM
No I'm not a magician, but some new knives, arrowheads, necklaces and other collectibles are going to appear soon on my website. What am I talking about? I went to an estate sale of a guy who was big into lapidary. I didn't think it possible but he had more rocks than me, even opal. It was kind of humbling. But I got out of control and brought home all kinds of exotic rocks to flint knap. At one point me and another flintknapper got in a wrestling match when we both reached for a chunk of flint. I had the advantage. Just pulled a moose antler billet from my pocket and gave him a thump on the forehead. He apologized and let go. Yup, I know what you are wondering. &...
January 9, 2012 @ 3:29 PM
When I attend shows & knap-ins, one of the most frequently ask questions is, "What is your favorite type of rock to knap?" That's a vexing question. There are so many, but I will name a few that are on the top shelf. First I"ll say that knapping opal is in a class by itself. I love opal. I love opal arrowheads. I love opal earrings, necklaces, you name it, even though I don't wear them. Opal is a fantastic gemstone!
O.K., other than opal, I get real geeked up about Ocean Wave Jasper from Madagascar. (Ask me about the rarest form - Markasite Ocean Wave.) It's all beautiful and no longer available. It's cousin, Black Lagoon Jasper, is similar. It...
January 2, 2012 @ 5:13 PM
I get lots of questions about my fiber optic knives. What is fiber optic? Well, originally fiber optic was created as a high tech material for the communications industry. Without going into alot of technical explanations, it is simply glass that is capable of transmitting light with no distortion. That translates into images and sounds being transmitted with no distortion - no small feat.
But for wild eyed flintknappers it means knapping shimmering knife blades and arrowheads that are totally unique. I guess you could say that it's the ultimate merger of primitive tech and high tech. Fiber optic is now made in a variety of colors on a limited scale. Green and blue are my personal ...