Neck Knife- bronze
Neck knife. Bronze and nickel blade in sheath 2.1 ounces. Blade 2 ½ x 1 inches overall length in sheath 5 inches. Handle is ancient (over 3,000 years old) fossil walrus ivory. Sheath from north Alaska old River birch. End cap blue ice age mammoth ivory. Put together with care, parts pinned, loops soldered shut. This is a presentation piece. I had in mind ancient ways old ideas yet mixed with a modern message. Using this knife will show what the bronze age was like – what bronze will cut and not cut. Neck knife, good way for modern man to keep a knife out of site there when needed. Maybe worn as a piece of art. Or as a re-enactiment item dressed in period outfit. Far north theme Viking, Eskimo, Siberia etc.
Is a product line, offering unique one of a kind. A black swan is rare to see, an anomaly among normal white swans. Now a coined term, meaning an unprecedent, unpredictable event worth noticing. In our modern world we get told ticky is trendy, and tacky is cool, produced cheap and throw away from a factory, with no soul. I feel like a black swan! This product line under my main business ‘Miles of Alaska, ‘ are items specifically one of a kind, new ideas- combining materials not often put together. I usually repurpose, recycle, taking damaged or old and offering a new way to view these materials. One purpose is to connect a customer with something that speaks to you, is heart-felt , like “This is made just for you!” There is and never will be another like it. For background, I spent over 30 years as subsistence nomadic hunter gather lifestyle alone in interior remote Alaska. Yet born raised as a child, upper class. A unique background produces unique thinking, expressed through my art.