Sled Runner

Product Description for Sled Runner

Maker: Webb Hammond (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $995.00
Item num: 1145
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 4.50 in.
Total length: 9.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.50 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.34 in.
Item weight: 28.40 oz.
Blade: Hand knapped flint
Handle: Ancient walrus ivory
Sheath: Artifact ancient walrus ivory sled runner stand
Description: Washington knifemaker Webb Hammond creates flint knapped knives that are true museum quality. This stunning display combines a sled runner artifact with Webb's expertly knapped custom knife. This knife was kept in a private collection since it was made. It is in brand new condition and by all appearances, Webb could have made it yesterday.
The white flint blade is hand knapped to a sharp edge. Webb used a traditional technique to hold the blade in place - black pitch. The handle ancient walrus ivory that is between 6000 and 9000 years old. Deep colors have leached into the ivory from surrounding soil over the centuries.
The knife is accompanied by a presentation stand. During the early to mid 1800s, Yupic Eskimos used ancient walrus ivory for a wide range of tools including fire starters, fishing weights, halibut hooks, and sled runners. A section of artifact Yupic sled runner is set on a wood base. Mounting holes and general shape from its former purpose as a sled runner are intact.
Exceptional work throughout!

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