Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Ochre Stained Harpoon Finished

The composite harpoon that I've been working on for the past couple of weeks is done.  It features a tip-fluted box based endblade made from Newfoundland chert which combines Groswater and Dorset Palaeoeskimo characteristics.  The harpoon head is made from moose antler and is a mix of Groswater at the distal end and Late Dorset at the base.  The foreshaft and ice pick are whalebone.  The line is braided sinew and sealskin,  The main shaft is made from a recycled spruce Christmas tree with sealskin lashings.   The whole thing is covered in red ochre paint using eggs from the client's sister's chickens.  

Photo Credits: Tim Rast

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