Knife Trophy

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I belong to the Northern Minnesota Metalsmith Club.  We take turns making trophies for contest that are held at our spring contest.

It was my turn this year to make a trophy for the knife contest.

I went “old school and created a sculpture that honored the first cutting tools mankind created during our ice age.

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The Curly Handled Knife

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Knives and primitive tools fascinate me.

In our modern world, we’re so protected from the reality that is nature, we take for granted how important this one tool is.

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It gave us tooth and claw to better protect ourselves from predators and our enemies.

It gave us the ability to make other tools to more easily acquire food shelter and clothing.

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In my book, a man should never have to ask another man for a knife, unless he’s broken his in mortal combat.

Butterfly Season

It’s butterfly sculpture season here in the studio.

If you see something you like on this blog or have an idea of your own, feel free to contact me and discuss your one-of-a-kind piece. You can text or call 218-686-9164 or email at me at olsonironworks@gmail.com