Overall length. 9" ; 23cm
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Hand made chipped knife out of black butter obsidian. This type of obsidian is known far and wide by rock chippers around the world it has developed a reputation for being some of the creamiest most consistent, strong and durable obsidian known to flintknapping earning the name ‘black butter’. This opaque material ranges from super black shiny to satin black and can have subtle brown/ green spots. Held up to the light the edges of these blades look root beer in color. This amazing material comes out of [OR]. The handle is made from northern territory manzanita. The manzanita that i harvest is on private property and it is dead. Dead manzanita produces spectacular hard wood burls and dramatic red and brown color. Over 100 strains of manzanita and not all are this dramatic. This is my favorite handle material and is a specialty of mine. The handle is rubbed with mineral oil, that’s it!
Everything was made; quarried, cut, chipped, sawed and assembled, start to finish, here in South East Arizonak by Xutšu. For more information about all of these knife blades and the materials used please see the ‘obsidian knives’ blog section.
Domestic: all knives at this time are shipped in flat rate boxes orders up to 6 or 7 knives.
On all domestic orders. There is a 15 day, ‘hard luck’ broken knife, return policy. If it shows up broken or damaged please contact me asap with pictures and i will email a return label or on smaller blades, i might choose to ship a replacement blade it depends on what makes sense on the shipping costs verses the cost of the whole knife. I am an artist and i have no problem honoring your request so please be honest.
International: These knives can be very expensive to ship around the world so at this time there is no hard luck rule on international shipping. When you contact me for an order i will make sure to pack them very very well and leave it up to the gods. If it is damaged when it shows up, please contact me with photos and i will treat every case individually. No promises.
For international orders, bulk orders or if you are looking to get more than a few radically different size knives PLEASE READ:
Because of the different sizes, weights and shapes of these knives, it is very hard for us, at this time, to calculate shipping. Make sure to contact us first that way i can create a manual invoice and i can get you a much more accurate shipping quote.
*If you are a store and want a bunch of knives know that i have way more in stock than what i have on the site. I also can fill orders so contact me if you want to order bulk. The site exhibits examples of all the combinations that i am capable of creating.
Please bare with us, this will get easier as we go.