Thursday, 25 January 2007

Antler Dagger

I always have plenty of antler tines and other leftover pieces that lie around unused. Being a little busy these days, I thought making an antler dagger, more or less like in the movie Braveheart would be a good idea. Below: The antler piece soaking.

First I split away most of the soft core.

The rest was carved away with one of the big, nice flakes I have traded for some sinew. Thank you Kevin.

The tip was abraded on a stone and the sharpest edges rounded in a similar fashion.

It may not look that much like a dagger, but has more the function of a primitive fighting glove. I expect it would do serious damage.