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Wolf bone and claw knife 1 by lupagreenwolf Wolf bone and claw knife 1 by lupagreenwolf
This is one of three pictures of this project.

Materials: Wolf leg bone, water buffalo horn blade, wolf paw with claws, artificial sinew, ceramic wolf button, acrylic paint, leather

Knife length: 8 1/4" (not including tassels)

Sheath length: 9"

Description: One of my favorite knives ever! The handle is a real wolf leg bone painted black with purple and white chevrons; the blade is carved and polished water buffalo horn. The hilt is wrapped in black leather from a coat, and more of the same leather makes up the sheath along with a black wolf's forepaw complete with all five claws. The sheath is also decorated with a handmade black, purple and white ceramic button featuring a Salish-style wolf head. Both knife and sheath have triple-braided artificial tassels, which took me FOREVER (or at least it felt like it!) to complete. I put a LOT of work into this, and a lot of intent, and it would be an amazing athame or other ritual knife.

Price: $170.00

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puregothwolf Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
I would love to get this
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lupagreenwolf Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
This one sold long ago, but I can make others :)
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puregothwolf Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
I would not like one :) I was just wondering about this one because the wolf was already gone, i don't want whoever you get your fur from to make another wolf suffer the shooting
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wolf-child1995 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
very Kool...=D
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lupagreenwolf Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you :)
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wolf-child1995 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
ur welcome.
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wartyg Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
Very nice
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lupagreenwolf Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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BaharAranLifeForest Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Student Writer
Isn't it bad to kill an animal for something for your altar? How did you get these items, if I may ask?
- Tai
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lupagreenwolf Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
If it's bad to kill an animal for something for your altar then I suppose there are numerous indigenous people who are "bad" by your standards, given that people don't eat, say, wolves, eagles, hawks, etc. and yet their remains have been used in ceremonial art for millenia.

As to where these came from, the wolf bone came from a subsistence trapper up in Alaska; he's in his sixties and has been doing this his entire adult life, and still lives off the land out in the wilderness. The paw came from another crafter who didn't need it and was originally a discard from the fur industry since they don't use legs in fur coats.

A large part of my shamanic practice is and has been for over a decade the reclamation of animal parts; a lot of what I work with is old fur and leather coats, old taxidermy, etc. Everything gets a full ritual purification, and part of the money goes to groups like the Defenders of Wildlife.
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