An obsidian knife are versatile and have many practical uses. Obsidian, which was once a material that was used to make arrowheads in the Stone Ages, can now be used to make precise cuts with its reputation of being the sharpest glass out there. Obsidian is a naturally occurring volcanic glass that has a rich history where it was used to create art, arrowheads, and tools. The rich history of obsidian continues today by using the glass to make pristine knives. These knives are so sharp that they have been used by surgeons as scalpels, with a blade of three nanometers, when operating on various animals (not on humans because it is not yet approved by FDA). This type of blade and knife is very beneficial for many types of activities, here are a couple.
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Whether you are cooking a meal for the whole family at home or out in the wilderness while riding solo, an obsidian knife is definitely the knife for the job. Although the blade is jagged, it makes clean cuts in both hard and soft foods without requiring much force on your side. This youtube video is an interesting source that shows just how well an obsidian knife can cut a tomato without bruising or squishing it. Also, if you are out camping in the woods and need a sharp blade to skin a small animal for a meal over the campfire, an obsidian knife does a great job, especially since it does not dull at a fast rate when in use. The obsidian knife could also be used in starting fires because of its flint like property when fractured. This knife is a perfect companion survival knife for everyday activities while camping, but it is also a cool kitchen knife to pull out when wanting to impress company or when looking to spice up your cooking life.
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A Flint Replacement
Like I mentioned quickly above, obsidian or an obsidian knife can be used in place of flint when used with steel. A video by Larry Rogers shows how to make a fire start by using the two materials. He mentions that there is a special balance of sharpness and fragileness that one must keep in mind while striking the obsidian with the steel in order to successfully produce a spark and ultimately a fire. A larger piece of obsidian is preferred, like the one used in the video, but a blade of an obsidian knife will also do the job. The ability for obsidian to act as a flint is especially nice when you do not have anything with you that will aid in making a fire.
Cutting Large Pieces of Wood
An obsidian knife is a sharp knife that can used for cutting large pieces of wood such as trees, logs, etc. Since the blade gets sharper with each use, the cutting of wood will become easier with little need for continual sharpening. This use of an obsidian knife is better with a large, machete obsidian knife rather than a normal blade. The blade of the obsidian knife is incomparable to others because of its ability to stay sharp and sturdy. It also makes nice clean cuts which is important in being efficient when cutting wood. This factor of the obsidian knife makes it a must have for all outdoorsmen and campers.
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Obsidian is a really cool glass that was often used as decoration and even was used in the eyes of the Moai statues on Easter Island. This volcanic glass is considered art and can be a great thing to display when it is not in use. Displaying your obsidian knife is an easy task that you can creatively personalize. Some ideas of ways to display your knife include putting it in a display case, placing it on a shelf, or even investing in a rack that you can put on your desk. The obsidian knife is definitely something to show off in front of all of your friends and family that will raise your both your confidence and your ego.
The obsidian knife is a tool that can be versatile and used for many purposes that you may not be able to initially think of off the top of your head. The different uses of this knife make it perfect for wilderness and survival usage and make it a key item to bring with you when on your next camping trip. With a rich history, it is no wonder that this volcanic product is still used today in modern society. The history contributes to the knife’s accountability and speciality in being a multi-purpose item that can be used by people in all kinds of diverse situations. This knife is a must have and will make a marvelous addition to your already existing, or non-existing, knife collection.