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Knapping Artwork by Russell Thornberry

(some of Russell's art may be for sale)

A Texas transplant, Russell Thornberry now lives in Alberta, Canada (can you believe it?!?) Russell is a man of many talents - Musician, Songwriter, Author, Editor/Publisher, College Dean, and Flintknapper - just to name a few.

Russell became involve in the Puget Sound Knapper just a few years ago when he decided that Alberta needed another knap-in.   With the encouragement of fellow Canadian, Barry Rogers and some support from PSK members from the lower 48, Russell has hosted three highly successful and very enjoyable knap-ins.

You can check out the reports of Russell's Knap-ins starting with the reports of 2015 (see Rocky Mountain Knap-in 2015, 2016 and Clearwater 2017).




July 2021 Updates from Russell Thornberry

#1040: Rare Spider Web obsidian blade

#1041: Clean and simple. Tri-iFlo Obsidian Blade - Mule Deer Antler Handle

Point #42: Five-Inch, Tri-Flo Obsidian St. Charles Style

Pendant #151: 2 1/8-inch Aquamarine Glass Arrowhead Pendant with Gold Bale and Gold 24-inch Chain Necklace

Wine bottle Cahokias

4 1/2-inch Tri-Flo Elko-ish point

#1039: Aqua Blue Glass Blade. Stabilized Pine Cone Handle. Length:10 Inches

Any Seahawks fans out there. This piece has a twin sent to Russell Wilson (No.3)

#1032: Opalite blade - stabilized pine cone handle

#1028

Tri-Flo obsidian blade, wild turkey leg handle with red cedar end cap.

Mahogany Viper

Mahogany obsidian blade. Carved moose antler handle




June 2021 Updates from Russell Thornberry

Painted Buffalo River Chert Pendant

A Rainy Buttes bear slayer!

Some Armenian Dragon Skin obsidian.

#1020: Brazilian Agate blade - mule deer antler handle

#1023: Painted Buffalo River Chert blade with a bear head handle hand-carved in moose antler



May 2021 Updates from Russell Thornberry

#1023: Painted Buffalo River Chert blade with a bear head handle hand-carved in moose antler

#1022: Tri-Flo SnakeBite!

#1026: Mexican gold obsidian with hand/carved moose antler eagle head

#1027: Opalescent glass blade - hand-carved moose antler handle

A working knife!

#1015: Pumpkin obsidian

#1020: Brazilian Agate blade. Deer antler handle

#1019: Little Bear neck knife? Carved moose antler handle with a tri-fli obsidian blade.

#1017: Mexican emerald green obsidian, hand-carved moose antler handle

#1016: sometimes a freak of nature becomes a work of art!

#1014: mahogany blade - white-tailed deer antler handle

#1013

1013 Handle

#1012: The Golden Bear

#1011

#1010 Green and purple Mexican obsidian blade, hand-carved moose antler handle. 11 inches overall length.

#1009

#1008: Screaming Eagle and Mexican Rainbow

Presentation Set #1007



April 2021 Updates from Russell Thornberry

#1006: Collaboration with Sid Kanten (handle)

Monkeying with melting glass in my microwave kiln.

#1005

#1004: Pumpkin Obsidian

#1003

Deep maroon wine glass. First crack at a microwave kiln!

#1001: Gnarly but nice!

#1000 (since I started numbering)!

#999: custom order: red, white & black

#998 Black Gold!

#997: The Red Baron!

#996: Golden Sabertooth for the Wild at Heart!

Just goofin' around!

#994

#995

Purple Mexican obsidian arrowhead pendant



March 2021 Updates from Russell Thornberry

#993: Mahogany Obsidian Blade - Elk Antler Handle with Red Cedar End Cap

The Dilbeck Four

#991: Eastern Wild Turkey Carved Handle - antler handle carver Savanah Gregory!

#990: Mahogany Obsidian/Mule Deer Antler Mini. 7 1/4 Inches Long

#989: Tri-Flo Obsidian Blade - Mule Deer Antler Handle

#965: St Patrick's Day Green. Mexican Emerald Green Obsidian

#988: It's a blue Tuesday

Presentation set #987

#986: Mexican Gold Sheen Obsidian Dagger

Red on Red

Armenian Dragon Skin



February 2021 Updates from Russell Thornberry

#983: Aurora Borealis Obsidian Blade. Mule Deer Antler Handle. Length: 11 1/2 Inches

#981: Mexican Rainbow Obsidian Blade - Purple Heart Handle - Maple End Cap. 9 1/2 Inches Overall Length

Pendant #118: 2-Inch Quartz Crystal Arrowhead Pendant. Silver Bale and Wire Wrap. 24-Inch Silver Chain Necklace

#979: Tri-Flo Obsidian Blade. Mule Deer Antler Handle. Length: 11 Inches

Two-inch Montana Agate side notched arrowhead pendant with silver wire harness and 24-inch silver chain necklace

Continuous Improvement!

#977: Paleo obsidian blade - Mule Deer Antler Handle. Overall Length: 8 Inches.



January 2021 Updates from Russell Thornberry

Mexican Gold. 2 1/4 inches long

Still stuck in the PBRC groove:)

More PBRC!

Painted Buffalo River Chert

Presentation Set #975: Living Stone. Mexican Velvet Obsidian Blade. Mule Deer Antler Support. Birchwood Plaque

#974: Knapped Blue Glass Dagger Blade - Cholla Cactus Wood Handle w/ Maple End Cap. Length: 12 Inches

#972: Rainbow Obsidian Blade - Mule Deer Antler Handle: Length: 11 Inches

#967: Blue Glass Dovetail Blade - Mule Deer Antler Handle

Presentation Set #973: Armenian Lizard Skin Obsidian Blade. Carved Moose Antler Bear's Head Handle (carved by Neil Fehr). Base: Spruce Burl. Attached point from the same rock as the Blade. Overall length: 11 Inches.

Traditional Black Bear Bullets for next Spring

#966: Rainbow Obsidian Blade - Mule Deer Antler Handle - Length: 11 1/2 Inches

Made to order 'Little Bitties'

#969: Tri-Flo Obsidian Blade - Diamond Willow Wood Handle - Length: 10 1/2 Inches

#960: Midnight Lace Obsidian Blade - Mule Deer Antler Handle. Length: 5 1/2 Inches

#965: Mexican Emerald Green Blade - Mule Deer Antler Handled. Length: 8 Inches.

#962: Knapped Blue Glass Dagger Blade - Leg Bone Handle

#967: Rainbow Obsidian Blade - Wonkey Mule Deer Antler Handle. Base is Birch wood with an added point attached for decor.

Mexican Gold Obsidian

#964: Tri-Flo Obsidian Blade - Mule Deer Antler Handle. Length: 11 Inches

#963: Tri-Flo Obsidian Blade - Stabilized Hardwood Burl Handle. Length: 11 1/2 Inches

'Abo' point from raw Georgetown flint



December 2020 Updates from Russell Thornberry

A 3-Inch, Lost Lake(ish) point of Midnight Lace Obsidian

Lace Dovetail

#961: Rainbow Obsidian Blade - Mule Deer Antler Handle. Length: 11 Inches

#959: Lassen Blue Obsidian Blade - Mule Deer Antler Handle - Length: 9-inches

#958: Another big 12 Incher with a Rainbow Obsidian Blade and Mule Deer Antler Handle

Aurora Borealis Obsidian Blade - Mule Deer Antler Handle - Length: 9 Inches

#955: Mexican Rainbow Obsidian Blade - Mule Deer Antler Handle - Length: 11 Inches

#954: This one is big - 13 inches overall. Mule Deer Antler Handle

#953: 5 1/2-inch Dovetail point Mule Deer Antler Handle. 8 3/4 inches

#951: Rainbow Obsidian 12 inches long overall

#123: 2 1/2-Inch Corner Notched Painted Buffalo River Chert Arrowhead Pendant

#110: Mexican Rainbow Obsidian Arrowhead Pendant - Gold Bale & 24-Inch Gold Chain Necklace

#950: Tri-Flo/Lace Obsidian Blade - Mule Deer Antler Handle. Length: 8 1/2 Inches

#949: Mexican Emerald Green Obsidian Blade - Mule Deer Antler Blade. Length: 8 1/2 Inches

#948: Gold Sheen Obsidian Blade - Mule Deer Antler Handle. Length: 11 Inches

Mexican Gold Obsidian

#947: Pale Blue Obsidian Blade - Mule Deer Antler Handle - Length: 11 Inches



November 2020 Updates from Russell Thornberry

Pendant #100: 2 3/4-inch Tri-Flo Obsidian Point. Maple and hire pipe horn beads

#946: Royal Purple! Purple Mexican Obsidian Blade - Purple Heart Wood Handle with Maple End Cap. Length: 11 Inches

#945: Tri-Flo Obsidian Blade, Mule Deer Antler Handle, Length 9 1/2 Inches

#944: Aurora Borealis Obsidian Blade -Cocobola Wood Handle - Length: 11 1/2 Inches

#943: How about a Pigtail Neck knife? Rainbow Obsidian blade with white-tailed deer brow tine handle. 5 3/4 inches long.

#942: Lassen Blue Obsidian Blade - Wrapped Deer Leg Bone Handle. Length: 9 Inches

#941: Midnight Lace Obsidian Blade, Mule Deer Antler Handle, 12-inches overall length

Presentation Set #919

Presentation Set #938

Fancy Rainbow!

#939 - Rainbow Obsidian blade - Mule Deer Antler Handle

#938 - Opalite blade / mule deer antler handle

8-inch knife with a pretty Mexican Velvet obsidian blade and a moose antler tine handle

Li'l 6 1/2-inch Mexican Purple Obsidian Neck Knife w/ antler handle

Purple Mexican Obsidian Blade - Purple Heart wood handle



October 2020 Updates from Russell Thornberry

Clear Glass/Antler Handle

i'l 6 1/2-inch Mexican Purple Obsidian Neck Knife w/ antler handle

Purple Mexican Obsidian Blade - Purple Heart wood handle 8"

Lassen Blue Paleo Point

Pendant #31 made of that special Mexican Obsidian

Tri-Flo obsidian blade and mule deer antler handle

10 1/2-inch, Tri-Flo Obsidian drop point blade w/mule deer antler handle

Tri-Flo Obsidian Blade. Elk Tine Handle with Rosewood End Dap. Birch Burl plaque

Pale Purple Obsidian Dagger Blade Walnut Burl Handle

Lassen Blue Obsidian Blade - Elk tine handle tipped with white maple endcap

Tri-Flo Obsidian blade - Birch Burl handle.

Mexican obsidian blade - Mule deer antler handle

Armenian Dragon Skin Obsidian Dagger Blade - Cholla Cactus Wood Handle, Walnut End Cap

Deep Green w/Rainbow Mexican obsidian - Handle is deer antler



September 2020 Updates from Russell Thornberry

Pink Mexican Obsidian Blade/Walnut Handle

Pink Mexican Obsidian Blade

Tiger Chert Blade/Mule Deer Antler Handle

Tri-flo Obsidian blade/Mule Deer Antler Handle

Armenian Lizard Skin Obsidian/Handle by Neil Fehr

Rainbow Obsidian Knife

Dagger - Mexican Velvet obsidian blade w/hardwood handle

7-incher - Midnight Lace obsidian blade

6-inch neck knife

Tiger Chert

Green Drinking glass pendant)



August 2020 Updates from Russell Thornberry

10 1/2-Inch. Blade: Armenian Picasso Obsidian

Mexican Rainbow Obsidian Blade with Mule Deer Antler Handle. 9 1/2 inches



July 2020 Updates from Russell Thornberry

2-inch, Montana Agate, side notch

2 1/4-inch Dichoroc Glass Cahokia Arrowhead pendant 24-inch gold chain necklace

Armenian Picasso obsidian - Cahokia point

Black Obsidian blade/Polished Elk Antler Handle

Black Obsidian blade



June 2020 Updates from Russell Thornberry



May 2020 Updates from Russell Thornberry

Lace obsidian arrowhead pendant

Tri-Flo Obsidian arrowhead pendant

Knapped blue slag glass arrowhead pendant

Aaron Lincoln Dichoric Glass arrowhead pendant



April 2020 Updates from Russell Thornberry

Jim Price Black and Purple Fused Glass

Fused Glass Arrowhead Pendant

BLFA (Blind Luck Fluters Association

Gold, Dichoric Dlass Arrowhead Pendant

Flint River Arrowhead

A Big Mistake???

Banded obsidian pendant

Is blue for you?

Tri-Flo Obsidian Arrowhead w/ Silver Wire Harness

Five-notch, Tri-flo Obsidian Arrowhead Pendant

Obsidian Cahokia Arrowhead Pendant

Green, Dichoric Glass Arrowhead Pendant

Opalite Point Pendant

Opalite Point

PBRC Willow Leaf

Lace Obsidian Point

Just Doodling Around.

XXXL Pucker Factor

Happy Easter!

Green Fiber-Optic Arrowhead Pendant

Blue Glass Pendant

Hot Pink Arrowhead Pendant

Delicate, Pale Blue Glass

Flack Bear Friendly

Lace Obsidian Pendant

Lace Obsidian Pendant w/adjustable leather lanyard

1 1/2-inch, Gold Sheen Mahogany, Corner-Notched Arrowhead pendant

Leona's Pendant

Itty Bitty Tri-Flo Point

2-inch Bloodstone Pendant, Brass Wrapping and Chain

Tri-Flo Point

Partially Painted Buffalo River Chert (PPBRC) Lost Lake Point



March 2020 Updates from Russell Thornberry

Banded Obsidian Cahokia

Dovetail - Painted Buffalo River Chert

Dichroic Glass Pendant

Rose Quartz pedant with a 24-inch gold chain

Opalite point

Obsidian Cahokia point

Old School Percussion - Andice point

8 1/2-inch blade

Gladiolus Yellow

Cahokia

The best Clovis point I almost every made!

Dinosaur Medicine!

Wintu point - 6 1/2 Inches

Bloodstone

Aurora Borealis Obsidian Spear Point

Tri-Flo Obsidian

Obsidian Dagger



February 2020 Updates from Russell Thornberry

Opalite blade, a Savanah Gregory custom handle on a birch base with a Opalite point attached.

Cahokia Point

Armenian Banded Tri-flo blade, pine burl base, gnarly mule deer antler handle

5-inch Obsidian Dovetail

Corner Notch from "Whatchamacallit" obsidian.

Carved buffalo handle, Armenian obsidian blade, pine burl base with three points attached.

Pale blue slag glass against a pale blue sky

Armenian Grizzly

Armenian obsidian w/burgundy and brown stripes

Aaron Lincoln fused glass blade

Armenian obsidian

Raw Georgetown

Opalite Blade/Gypsy Savage Handle

Bloodstone Cahokia

Painted Buffalo River Chert



January 2020 Updates from Russell Thornberry

Opalite

Holy Mookahokia Batman!

Painted Buffalo Chert

Mookite

Painted Buffalo River Chert

Corner Notchamacallit

"Finger Print" Pendant - Painted Buffalo River Chert

Goldsheen Corner Notcht

Painted Buffalo River Chert

Dovetail - Pinto Buffalo River Chert

Corner Notch - Painted Buffalo River Chert



November 2019 Updates from Russell Thornberry

Black obsidian Cahokia style point

5 1/2" Hernando-style basal notched point- black butter obsidian

Black corner notch point

Quartz Crystal Arrowhead Pendant

Wintu Point

�Wacko� point

A Tri-Flo Obsidian arrowhead pendant with gold wire wrap

Five-inch, corner notch, gold sheen obsidian spear point


October 2019 Updates from Russell Thornberry

Gold Sheen Thingamobob

7 1/2-inch obsidian knife



September 2019 Updates from Russell Thornberry



August 2019 Updates from Russell Thornberry



July 2019 Updates from Russell Thornberry



June 2018 Updates from Russell Thornberry

610 Indian Fancy Jasper Blade Cholla Handle Cedar Cap 11in

613 Rainbow Obsidian Blade Cholla Handle Cedar Cap 11in

623 Cobalt Black Obsidian Blade Deer Antler Handle 9 1/2in

624 Snake River Agate Blade Antler Handle 10in



April 2018 Updates from Russell Thornberry

608 Rainbow Obsidian Blade, Moose Antler Handle, Cocobola End Cap, 9.5in

608 Rainbow Obsidian Blade, Moose Antler Handle, Cocobola End Cap, 9.5in (Close Up)



587 Brazilian Agate Blade Cholla Handle, 10.25in

587 Brazilian Agate Blade Cholla Handle, 10.25in - Backlit

5-notch Fancy Jasper

RT 601 Zebra Jasper Blade Antler Handle 8in



December 2017 Updates from Russell Thornberry

Knapped Christmas

558 Brazilian Agate Blade, Deer Antler Handle Lenght: 9.5in

592 Rainbow Obsidian Blade, Cholla Catus Handle/Buffalo Horn End Cap 9.5in

592 Rainbow Obsidian Blade Only

552 Brazilian Agate Blade, Deer Antler Handle Lenght: 8.5in

556 Brazilian Agate Blade, Deer Antler Handle 10in

W556 Brazilian Agate Blade, Deer Antler Handle Lenght: 10in

W556 Brazilian Agate Blade, Deer Antler Handle 10quot; Backlit



542 Brazilian Agate Blade, Deer Antler Handle Lenght: 9in

542B -Blacklit

W544 Rainow Obsidian Blade, Deer Antler Handle, 12in

W549 Tri-Flow Obsidian Blade, Deer Antler Handle, 15in



10-30-17 Update from Russell Thornberry

Tri-Flow Obsidian Blade, Elk Antler Handle w/Cedar Cap



Here is Russells first contribution to his new art gallery

Brazilian Agate Blade, Carved Deer Antler Handle - 12 1/2in overall

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