2017 Butterdome Craft Sale November 04 2017we will be on this show as always
Calgary Art Market Craft Sale October 27 2017
We will be at Calgary Art Market Craft Sale( 11/16~19 ) with new style obsidian stone knives. Location ; Telus Convention Centre
JJ's life as an artist August 13 2017
Obsidian knife for cutting Umbilical Cord June 19 2017
What a beautiful and brave couple Tara and Chris!
They used my obsidian knife for cutting baby girl's umbilical cord.
Thanks for sharing your photos with us and God bless to all of your family!!
2016 X-Mas open schedule in Granville Island Public Market December 15 2016
We stay open in Granville Island Public Market during 12/6~12/29.
Edmonton Butterdome Craft Sale ( 12/1~4 ) November 22 2016
We attend X mas show in Edmonton again. Hope to see you there.
1st appearance in Winnipeg X mas show November 04 2016
we will attend x mas show first time in winnipeg ( 11/24~27 ). Hope to see you there on Signatures Craft Show and Sales at RBC centre
personalize your gift August 17 2016
we can wood burn your friends' name on the knife stand like this!
wood burned stone knife handle August 17 2016
This handle is made of wood burned and painted on a hard wood by EJ
2015 X-Mas show/open schedule November 08 2015
Some of Our Favorite Obsidian Knives May 26 2015
Some photos of JJ's past work. Most have been sold out from our online store, but you can always email JJ at firstname.lastname@example.org to request similar designs!
- Tri-Color Transparent Obsidian with Coyote Jaw handle
- Tiger Obsidian with Deer Antler handle
- Tiger Obsidian with Deer Antler handle
- Mahogany Obsidian with Cholla Cactus handle
- Transparent Obsidian with Deer Antler handle
Obsidian Ulu Knives by JJ Heo May 18 2015
Our online store now features ulu knives made of obsidian stone, starting from as low as $100. Our ulu knives are popular as hunters' skinning knives and as collectors' knives. Each is made with a unique obsidian stone, and is handmade using the flint knapping technique. Handles are made of polished deer antler and finished with synthetic sinew. For photos and details, visit www.jjstonecraft.com.
Obsidian Knives Under $100 June 19 2014
Our online shop is now featuring a collection of obsidian knives under $100.
All knives are handmade by flintknapping artist JJ. More info at www.jjstonecraft.com.
What Is Flintknapping? May 30 2014
Flintknapping is the process of reducing and shaping a large stone, such as obsidian (volcanic glass), into a blade or other projectile point. It is a technique dating back over 2 million years, when our stone-age ancestors used flintknapping as a survival skill to create weapons (such as knives, axes, spears, arrowheads) for hunting, cutting and skinning.
At JJ Stone Craft, all knives are made using the same primitive skill that has passed down through generations. We believe that flintknapping remains as one of the most important sustainable skills that can be used in the future.
- Direct Percussion: We start by striking a large piece of obsidian stone with a hammer stone or antler billet to remove large flakes and thin the stone into a rough blade shape.
- Pressure Flaking: We then place a copper-tipped pressure flaker onto the edge of the blade and apply pressure to remove thin flakes of stone, working the details to gradually shape the piece into a blade.
- Finishing: Next we form a shape at the end of the blade - by stemming, notching or fluting - creating indents or thinning the base so that the blade can be easily attached to a handle.
JJ Stone Craft Website & Blog Launch May 24 2014
JJ Stone Craft has sold handmade obsidian knives by flint knapping artist JJ Heo for many years at Granville Island Public Market in Vancouver, Canada. Through the years, his work has appeared in several art shows around US and Canada, and even on television, including hit series ABC's Once Upon A Time.
This month, we are happy to announce the launch of our website, where customers from anywhere in the world can view and purchase our knives online. Visit the website and blog for constant product updates and posts about obsidian knives and flint knapping. Our weekly schedule at Granville Island will continue to be posted on our Facebook page.
Thanks for your support!