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Custom Handmade Flint & Obsidian Knives for Sale & Commission

Larry Gotkin’s custom, handmade flint and obsidian knives offer museum-quality, artisan craftsmanship for the serious collector or re-enactor.

Knapping is the art of shaping flint or obsidian stone by striking or pressuring flakes to create tools and weapons. The stone blades in this collection were knapped by Ed Vanover, a well-known local flint-knapper and rockhound from Tucson, Arizona. He has given knapping seminars to archeologists and anthropologists from the University of Arizona, showing them how it was, or could be, done. Most of his stone (obsidian excepted) is heat-treated prior to knapping, which produces a more resilient blade and vibrant colors.

Larry met Ed in 2000 at a local gem show and bought a few blades from Ed to 'play' with. These knives are put together more from an aesthetic than historically accurate view, but they all fit the hand like a real using knife.

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    Architecture and award-winning museum-quality custom handmade knives, edged weapons, powder horns, tomahawks, war clubs, jewelry, metal sculpture, cribbage boards, flint and obsidian knives, Japanese swords, menorahs, and more from Tucson, Arizona artist and architect Larry Gotkin.

    About Larry Gotkin
    Artist & Registered AZ Architect, Retired
    Tucson, Arizona
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    Unique Custom Handmade Items: acid etching, architecture, blades, candle holders, cheese slicers, clasps, cribbage boards, chess setscustom knives, daggers, desk knives, dirks, edged weapons (knives), edged weapons (tomahawks), flint knives, guns, hadseax, handmade knives, Japanese swords, jewelry, katanas, kitchen knives, knife bags, knives, menukis, metal sculpture, obsidian knives, powder horns, powder_horns, puukkos, sax, scramaseax, scramsax, scrimshaw, seax, seaxe, sgian dubhs, skeans, skinners, spears, sword bags, swords, tallit clips, tantos, tomahawks, wakizashis, war clubs, weapons (knives), weapons (tomahawks), weapons (war clubs), yoga pose meditation candles, yoga pose metal sculptures


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