Handmade Obsidian Knives by JJ Stone Craft

One-of-a-kind, handmade obsidian knife by flint knapping artist JJ Heo. See selection of knives here: https://www.jjstonecraft.com/

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

2 Responses to Handmade Obsidian Knives by JJ Stone Craft

  1. I guess these beautiful knives would not show up on metal detectors at airports? Just asking. I'm far too chicken to try a stunt like that!

    I remember, just after 9/11, a high-end steak house at a major U.S. airport was told that they could no longer provide metal steak knives but would have to ask their customers to use bendy plastic on their $30 steaks. They scoured the country for usable plastic knives and, eventually, found some very nice plastic/ceramic ones that had good, sharp edges. The end result of this futile exercise was that, instead of providing their customers with nasty sharp knives that would show up on metal detectors, they provided their customers with nasty sharp knives that would NOT show up on metal detectors!

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