|Chert scraper with twisted sinew lashing on a wood handle. I'm not exactly sure what type of wood I used for the handle, it was left over from a recent project. It might have been willow.|
|A Dorset knife with a handle inspired by handles found at Port au Choix, Newfoundland and Labrador. There is also a replacement blade made from a nice banded grey chert leaning against the soapstone vessel in the background.|
My main influence or the scraper handle was this wood scraper handle (right) in the Button Point collection from Bylot Island. I saw this handle at the Canadian Museum of History when I was there a couple weeks ago to look at the drums in the same collection. Its a simple open socket, with a well defined groove for lashing.