Knapping Artwork by Jim Hopper
One of the finest knappers in the Pacific Northwest (or anywhere for that matter), Jim Hopper has influenced and number of other great knappers including the likes of Joe Higgins and Stan Norgaard. And according to Stan 'Jim Hopper has the greatest eye-hand coordination of any man I've ever known ' .
A fixture and co-host at the Ilahee/North Umpqua Knap-in, Jim can usually be found knapping with Big Bad Brad and anyone that wants a lesson!
Latest six photos of Jim's work - 5/3/14
The Jim Hopper novaculite blade (below held here by Joe Greenwell) pictured below belongs to Dr. Joe Higgins and was made by Jim at a Richardsons' a Rock Ranch Knap-in. With a crowd of onlookers, Jim percussion knapped this blade while 'talking a mile a minute and smoking a cigarette'. 14” long, 3/8” thick, and 5” wide it has an aspect ratio - width to thickness -of an incredible 13:1
©2010 J Keffer