Bowl of Blades

Product Description for Bowl of Blades

Maker: Tom Sterling (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 2875
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Item weight: 6.20 oz.
Blade: 22 percussion flaked arrowheads of multiple colored materials including obsidian, agate, flint, chalcedony, glass, and jasper
Handle: The bowl and lid are created from Pacific Coast yew and American black walnut
Description: A presentation bowl was turned and pyrographed by Tom Sterling. Animals of the hunt are portrayed on the lid. The eyes are inlaid with fossil ivory for a very lifelike appearance. Within the bowl are 22 small 'bird points', beautifully pressure flaked from multiple colorful and historically significant materials. This type of arrowhead is commonly (and erroneously) called a bird point. In fact, each of these arrowheads would have been hafted on an arrow shaft and used for large game animals including deer, elk, and buffalo. The most common form found within the United States is the 'corner notch' variant. After the arrival of Europeans, glass became popular, either from discarded bottles or insulators from the 'talking wires' (telegraph).
The team of Tom Sterling and JP Higgins is a formidable force. Joe Higgins, who has been flint knapping knives for over 10 years, created the blades. This skill is matched in the detailed handle created by Tom Sterling, who has brought his attention to detail learned as an internationally known netsuke artist to this piece.
The bowl measures 3 2/3" across and 3 3/4" tall.

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