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Bone Dagger by Stigmartyr762 Bone Dagger by Stigmartyr762
A bone dagger I made a few years back.
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Gadgetsmith Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow. My Bone weapons aren't quite this nice!
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Stigmartyr762 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you, I made that a long long time ago...
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Gadgetsmith Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Any plans to make more?
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Stigmartyr762 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Not at present.
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vicskywalker Featured By Owner May 11, 2009
That is awesome.
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Stigmartyr762 Featured By Owner May 11, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks :D
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SpecialAgentArtemis Featured By Owner May 9, 2009
Wow. You MADE that? That's amazing.

How did you do it?? I have to try that...
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Stigmartyr762 Featured By Owner May 9, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
After sorting through a friends scrap box and finally finding a piece of bone that wouldn't shatter from having a grinding drum put to it I used diluted shoe polish to stain the bone (which was reaally messy) I used a stencil to trace the design on the blade, then I bound the blade and handle together with twine and Elmer's glue.
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SpecialAgentArtemis Featured By Owner May 9, 2009
... wow. It's amazing.
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Stigmartyr762 Featured By Owner May 9, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you.
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SpecialAgentArtemis Featured By Owner May 9, 2009
You're welcome. :D
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Stigmartyr762 Featured By Owner May 9, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
:hug:
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PJFriel Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
This is absolutely stunning!
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Stigmartyr762 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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StormDancerStudios Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009
Absolutely beautiful. I love the colors, and the snake pattern is very cool. Any chance you sell these?
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Stigmartyr762 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
This is the only one I've made, but I'm thinking about making a set of 6 to see how well they'd sell on Ebay.
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StormDancerStudios Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
Well, depending on the prices, I'd be interested. Will you put up a link here somewhere?
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Stigmartyr762 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
I'll definitely post a picture of the finished products on my page, though I probably won't attempt making them till this summer when things let up a bit for me.
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StormDancerStudios Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
That's fair. Life gets busy, we all know the feeling. Well, cool, I'll keep an eye out for these. Maybe if I like what I see but don't have cash for the first batch I could get something custom...
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Stigmartyr762 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
Always a possibility my dear. :)
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StormDancerStudios Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009
Yay! I love natural materials like bone and fur (I'm re-vamping some old boots of mine with rabbit fur so they'll be warmer) but I can't carve bone. So I saw this, and how beautiful it was and was like "I MUST have one!"
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Stigmartyr762 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
This one was a booger to make, took me quite a few tries before I found a bone that wouldn't splitter when I put a dremel sanding drum it.
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SpaceMonkey1977 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice. What type pf bone did you use? It looks like Deer on the handle to me.
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Stigmartyr762 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
Actually I'm not sure what kind of bone it is, I was digging in a box of bone bits at a friends workshop.
He an avid outdoorsman and doesn't waste anything on any of the animals he hunts.
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SpaceMonkey1977 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm an Archaeologist by trade and I dig up lots of bones. Most of the animal bone I find is in trash pits or kill sites so I can tell what people were raising/hunting/eating by the type of bone I find. I'm guessing you used a deer leg bone for the handle and maybe a pig rib for the blade. But that's some really cool carving and treatment to get the color right. You should make more stuff like this. They could sell for a good profit at a trade show or on eBay.
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Stigmartyr762 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
An archaeologist? That's extremely cool! :excited:
I went through quite a few pieces of bone before I found the one I used for blade, all the other shattered or cracked when using a Dremel tool to sand them down. Then I discovered I could adjust the power setting on the Dremel. lol
I made six Bone Daggers originally and gave five as gifts to friends, I did get lots of inquiries from others if I was going to make more.

I think I'll make a couple and see what sort of bites I get on them.
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SpaceMonkey1977 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There is a market for this sort of stuff. None of the artifacts I find are even close to being in as good a shape as the knife you made. But there are people out there who want the "look and feel" of what early people used. If you want inspiration or references, you can likely find some good quality pictures of ancient bone knives on museum websites like the Smithsonian. I'd also recommend you try working with some antler. Native Americans used antler for tons of things. Antler is pliable yet strong enough to be useful when making stone tools.
Obviously I'm full of a lot of useless information on primitive tools.
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Stigmartyr762 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
I'll be sure to plug you for some of that useless info from time to time. :lol:
I'd like to try out knapping a blade.
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SpaceMonkey1977 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Two pieces of advice for that:
Wear leather gloves, glasses and long sleeves because the shatter can be sharper than most razor blades and it gets everywhere
And thick pieces of glass or large chunks of porcelain are the best modern materials we have for knapping. Obsidian is the best natural rock. The high silica content is what you are looking for. I once gave a point made out of an Orange Crush bottle as a gift. :)
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Stigmartyr762 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for the advice. :)
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LadyTara Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
You MADE that? Muchly awesome dude :D
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Stigmartyr762 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
A long time ago but yes I did! :)
Thank you darlin! :hug:
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LadyTara Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure :D
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Stigmartyr762 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
:hug:
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LadyTara Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
:cuddle:
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magneticrain Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008
made it? thats cool!
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Stigmartyr762 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
Yep, the blade was the hardest part. I went through quite a few pieces of bone before I got one that didn't break.
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SummonerWolf Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008
That's very pretty. How did you get the staining like that?
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Stigmartyr762 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
I used diluted brown shoe polish, which was a pain to dilute to the shade I wanted.
I'm happy with the results. :)
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SummonerWolf Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008
Looks nice! I'll have to remember that if I decide to stain some of the bones I have.
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Stigmartyr762 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
Just be sure to wear rubber gloves, clothes you don't mind getting permanently stained. :)
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SummonerWolf Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
Good advice. Thanks!
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Stigmartyr762 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
Your welcome :)
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