Through eons of time, man has made his tools from stone. From simple bone smashing hand held choppers (for acquiring bone marrow) to more elaborate fluted clovis spear and atlatl points to more modern arrowheads. Any type of stone was used that could be managed into a desirable size and shape and have a sharp edge. Jasper, agate, flint, and basalt are just a few of these materials.
The most prized of materials for pre-historic stone tool development was the volcanic glass known as obsidian. Obsidian from the Western United States has been found in the shape of pre-historic artifacts across much of the North American continent. A large portion of this obsidian came from volcanic areas in the Great Basin.
Dale Duby has used all these techniques to produce the blades in these obsidian knives. Dale's customers range from art galleries and gift stores to nationally known catalog stores.
Flintknapper, Dale Duby, of Prairie City, Oregon, started his business, Great Basin Art, to reproduce the stone tools and weaponry of vast bygone eras using only the finest obsidian. Dale recreates these items by many of the same techniques used by pre-historic man. Grinding, abrading, percussion and pressure flaking are terms used by today's modern flintknappers.
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Dale and his wife, Claudia, take great care to provide the best quality product, delivery and service to their customers. They truly care about satisfying all customers, no matter how big or small the order.
Take time to look through the unique styles and designs of their products on the following pages and then call and order your own truly special treasure.
PO Box 395
Prairie City, OR 97869
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