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Materials for Knappers

OK, OK! I give up! Now I have a whole page for knappers!

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Shipping and handling charges are approximately $11.50 per 15 lbs. (flat rate priority mail box) or $15.00 per 25 lbs. (large box).

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Under "Quantity" please put the number of POUNDS for rough, the number of SQUARE INCHES for slabs. In your note, specify any details like minimum size of slabs. I will calculate S&H charges and bill you once we get the order squared away.

SOLD OUT means I have none. Please do not click on the Cart button if the Available Quantity says SOLD OUT. Please do not order more than the quantity available. Please pay attention to the size of the rough. I will not cut down my rough to accomodate small quantities.

Questions? E-mail me!

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Please note: I have a minimum order of $25 before S&H charges which will be billed later

Obsidian

My obsidian is usually slabbed about 1/4" thick; can be slabbed thicker for extra $. Slabs are shaped as they come from the saw. Slabs can be from 1'' x 2" to about 4" x 4" for most material. Starred materials occasionally come in pieces large enough to get up to about 5x10" slabs, but PLEASE ask about larger rough and slabs before ordering!

Starred materials are occasionally available in sizes greater than 4x4"; all others are usually not available larger than 4x4"!

SOLD OUT means I have none. Please do not click on the Cart button if the Available Quantity says SOLD OUT

Slabs are sold by the square inch. For example, a 4"x4" slab is 16 square inches.

Material

Price Rough per pound
Price Slabs per sq. " @ 1/4"
Available Quantity
Rough
lbs.
Slabs Avail.?

BASANITE (very hard obsidian-like almost black rock that many knappers prefer to work over obsidian and flint)

$2.50 $0.40 Sold Out Sold Out

Burns Sheen Obsidian (always opaque; mixed silver, green, rainbow, some black)

$4.00
$0.45
80
YES

Burns Opaque Black Obsidian (preferred by some knappers for small points)

$2.50
$0.40

20

YES

Davis Creek Apache Gold Mix of gold sheen, double flow, triple flow, leopardskin, etc.

$2.50
$0.40
70
YES

Davis Creek Electric Blue *

Sold Out

Sold Out

Sold Out

Sold Out

Davis Creek Gold Sheen (very unique!)

$7.50
$0.65
Sold Out
ASK

Davis Creek Green Sheen (very unique!)

$7.50
$0.65
Sold Out
ASK

Davis Creek Velvet *

$6.50

$0.60

40
YES

Davis Creek Gray Banded

$2.00

$0.35

25
YES

Davis Creek obsidian needles (for wind chimes etc.) Please see the notes about needles after the table! Ask about giant fat needles big enough to sacrifice an ox if that's your thing; I have 15 lbs. or so :D NEW SUPPLY!

Small abt. 1-1/2" - <4" - $15 / lb.

25 N/A

Large 4" - <6" $30 / lb.

5 N/A

Jumbo! 6" - approx. 8 " $45 / lb.

4 N/A

Davis Creek Pink Lady NEW SUPPLY! Some of this is wild stuff! Pastel pinks, purples, and/or sky blue sheen.

$3.50
$0.40
100
YES

Davis Creek rainbow NEW SUPPLY! Some of this is wild stuff!

$3.50 $0.45 350 YES

Glass Buttes Aurora Borealis * (AWESOME!) Hurry! My supply is almost gone :(

$6.50
$0.60
Sold Out YES

Glass Buttes Double Flow * (black & brown or black & clear)

$2.00

$035

175
YES

Glass Buttes Fire Pit * (hard to see; some fire in most pcs. but no guarantee! The slabs show fire)

$2.50
$0.20
Sold Out
YES

Glass Buttes Gold Sheen *

$2.50
$0.40
100
YES

Glass Buttes Green* (faint green sheen/gray-green color/fine lines/opaque)

$3.00
$0.40
20 YES

Glass Buttes Leopardskin

$2.00
$0.35
40
YES

Glass Buttes Mahogany (mostly brown)

$2.00
$0.35
50
YES

Glass Buttes Midnite Lace (black/clear lines & swirls)

$1.25
$0.35
Sold Out
YES

Glass Buttes Midnite Lace slabs cut 5/16" (thin) for lampshades

  $0.20
N/A
YES

Glass Buttes rainbow * This is NOT the classic Glass Buttes rainbow you see for sale everywhere else; it is much, much better

$4.00 $0.45 80 YES

Glass Buttes Triple Flow * (black, brown, and clear) *

$0.35

N/A YES

Glass Buttes Silver Sheen

$2.00
$0.35
150
YES

Lassen Creek Royal Purple *

$6.00

$0.55

35
YES

Lassen Creek rainbow (mixed varities)

$4.00 $0.45 85
YES

Mexican Green Sheen

Sold Out

Sold Out

Sold Out

Sold Out

Mexican Green/Purple Rainbow * NEW SUPPLY!

$12.00
$0.85
70
YES

Mexican Rainbow *

$12.00
$0.85
20
YES

Mexican Royal Velvet Smaller exquisite pieces great for cabs, small points

$14.00
$0.95
15

YES

Plain Black Obsidian (translucent to semi-opaque; with and without "bands" or faint sheen) *

$1.50

$0.35

125
YES

Utah Snowflake *

$4.00
$0.45
35
YES

SOLD OUT means I have none. Please do not click on the Cart button if the Available Quantity says SOLD OUT

Starred materials are occasionally available in sizes greater than 4x4"; all others are usually not available larger than 4x4"!
Please note: For sheen, rainbow, purple, and velvet obsidian, I pick slabs or rough that shows the sheen, on at least one side for slabs, in full sunlight. It may or may not show well or at all in indirect sunlight, incandescent, or flourescent light, depending on the type of sheen and the individual piece. Also, if you work the material, and the sheen disappears, chalk it up to experience! This happens to everyone, myself included. I have no way of knowing what you will do with the material.
You can try to score and break the slabs if you want preforms for knapping (I recommend a tile cutter), or cut them with a trim or tile saw.

Please note: I have a minimum order of $25 before S&H charges

NOTES ABOUT OBSIDIAN NEEDLES:

Everyone seems to expect a different thing when they order needles from me. I dig these needles at Davis Creek, and the needles there are about 1-10" long and can be black, mahogany colored, or mixed colors. The vast majority of needles that I keep are needle-shaped; i.e. they have one or two pointed ends and are not too fat in the middle. Other than that they vary tremendously in thickness and length (HEY! Get your mind out of the gutter! ;)

I grab a handful from my bucket and weigh it when you order from me, so you will get needles from about 1-1/2" (the smallest I usually pick up) to just under 4". Larger needles are usually sold individually, but I have decided to supply needles guaranteed to be longer than 4" as Large and 6" as Jumbo size needles. If you think my prices area bit high, most of the needles I have seen for sale on the net are of questionable pedigree at truly astonishing prices: Check out the prices on EBAY then come back here and order ACTUAL needles for a REASONABLE price! Finally, please do not ask for needles of such-and-such a length and shape. High-grading my stock is not fair to the rest of my customers. If you want needles of an exact dimension I sugget you buy them individually from someone else.

Questions? E-mail me!

A nice tutorial on slab knapping (please don't ask any knapping questions , I am not a good resource, and pages like this exist for your use and enjoyment!)

Wanna learn to make arrowheads from slabs? Try this book (I don't have it so I can't answer any questions about it!):

The Modern Art of Making Arrowheads
Complete Step by Step Instructions with Illustrations
By Howard R. Commons $12.50

Commons Crafts, PO Box 5012-FS, Central Point, Oregon 97502

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