Gallery of Glass
I make most of my points out of stone, but for the past several years I've been taking increasing pleasure in chipping them out of discarded glass. Glass chips the same way as flint. Unlike flint, which is a non-renewable resource, more and more glass is being made and thrown away every day. It takes forever for natural processes to break it down. Two million years from now, mountains of trash glass will still be here as a reminder of our brief time on this planet. The ancient art of flintknapping can transform one of these pieces of trash into something I would be proud to have sitting around for the next couple million years as a reminder of my time on this earth. No, it's not exactly the same as a point made of native stone, but it's deadly sharp and has a beauty all its own in the way the flake scars bend the light.
Use the right arrow on the image below to peruse some of my glass work. Double click if you're browsing on a cell phone.