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Obsidian Preforms
Standard and Knife Blanks

Please click here to page down to our full description of these items!
 

BLACK VARIATIONS

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Obsidian is volcanic glass, natural from the earth and very abundant, though, like all materials, we hunt the best quality. Quality is consistent, with few or no impurities, and smoother flaking.
While not quite as 'soft' as most man made glass is, obsidian is an easy material to knap.
You will find that it is very fun to pressure flake!
Amazing Obsidian is useful arrowheads, knives, blades, and spearheads.

We offer a variety selection of rich blacks, interesting clears, banded types, rainbow sheens and other patterns that are all great materials.  Some of the rainbow natural color patterns are absolutely fascinating. We do not sort for color so you will have fun seeing what comes!
It will different from piece to piece and from order to order.

Regarding DIMENSIONS, in our heart of hearts, we seek to make all blanks about 1/4" thick but this may  vary from one piece to another. Regarding width, it will be approximately what we claim but may have a minus or plus factor of 1/4".  Example, if we call the width 2 inches, it might actually be 1-3/4" or 2" to 2-1/4".

What happens is that we start with an odd shaped piece, however God made it, and then we start sawing edges off of it to make a squared block of sorts. Of course, we want to perserve as much material as possible and then we start sawing the block into slices, which are sawed into blanks, which are then trimmed/ground into the preforms like you see in the picture above.
This is because of variations when creating the saw block, then we have to live with what it came out for that set of slices .. hope that makes sense!

So NOTE:  ALL dimensions will vary. 
NO two pieces will be exactly the same in color, pattern, shape or size.

 

Obsidian Preforms

Obsidian is volcanic glass, natural from the earth. It is an easily knapped material.
It makes striking (and useful!) arrowheads, spearheads and knives.
You will enjoy showing your pieces to your friends & customers! 
The rich blacks, interesting clears, banded,
rainbow natural color patterns are absolutely fascinating.
We do not sort for color so you will have fun seeing what comes!
It will different from piece to piece, from one order to your next order!

All our blanks are about 1/4" thick and 1-1/2 to2" wide. 
All dimensions will vary.  No two pieces will be exactly the same in color, shape or size.

Size Ranges for
 
~ Standard Blanks BLACKS Mixed ~
 
 
4" RANGE
(3-3/4" to 4-1/2")
$4.50
5" RANGE
(4-3/4" to 5-1/2")
$5.60
6" RANGE
(5-3/4" to 6-1/2")
$6.70
7" RANGE
(6-3/4" to 7-1/2")
$8.95
8" RANGE
(7-3/4" to 8-1/2")
$10.45
9" RANGE
(8-3/4" to 9-1/2")
$12.15
12" RANGE
(8-3/4" to 9-1/2")
$12.15
             
             
             
             

"BLACKS" may include solid black, apache tear, some banded, rainbow,
baby snowflake, and occasional Dacite.  We do not sort.

 
Size Ranges for
~
Standard Blanks Mahogany Variants ~
 
 
    5"
(4-3/4" to 5-1/2")
$6.50
6"
(5-3/4" to 6-1/2")
$7.75
7"
(6-3/4" to 7-1/2")
$9.00
 
  Standard blanks are great for spear or arrow points. The smaller ones make wonderful jewelry type points, too!

 
           
"MAHOGANY" includes solid browns & speckled browns, midnight lace varieties, and all different flow patterns of mahogany with black. There is seldom any reds but it may happen occasionally.  NOTE, some Mahogany pieces may be mostly black, particularly if happens to be Midnight Lace.
 
See pressure flaking tools and kits, CLICK HERE
 
 

Great DVDs for Lapidary Knapping or
Making Small Arrow points for Shooting or Jewelry
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Great DVD Video from one of the best known masters of Lapidary Knapping, Craig Ratzat. Let this awesome knapper/teacher take you through the steps and details of precision flintknapping.  $24.99

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Jim Redfearn believes the best way to learn flintknapping is to learn pressure flaking first.
In this neat video, he covers all aspects of making beautiful SMALL arrowheads in authentic type styles.  $24.99

 

 

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