Charavines knives have the following characteristics:
Long flint blade driven off a special core called " livre de beurre" (pound of butter)
Wooden tablet and pommel, glued to the handle with birch tar or resin glue
Handle ligature made of bulrush or vegetal fibers string
Pressure flaked tip and edges
These knives are made after genuine neolithic knives amazingly preserved in a lake deposits near Charavines (Isere, France). The blades come from specific cores made in Grand Pressigny (Indre et Loire, France).
A few CHARAVINES type knives
Length: 24 cm
The handle ligature is made of linden tree bark string, reinforced by sinew ligatures on both ends.
Knife in the making.
Wooden tablet and knob detail (glued to the blade with tar).
A vegetal fibers ligature will finish the work
Length: 22 cm
Willow handle, glued with betulin.
The making of this specific knife is fully detailed in our DVD "Couteaux Néolithiques"
The average price for this kind of knife is 110 €
Charavines knive with its nucleus
This knife is displayed with the nucleus used to drive the blade off it. The handle is wrapped with a vegetal fibers string.
Most of our Charavines knives are sold WITHOUT their flint bloc.
If you want such an item, feel free to contact us