Among the earliest known jade artifacts excavated from prehistoric sites (6,000-4.000BC) are knives that were discovered in China. As metal-working technologies became available, the beauty of jade made it valuable for ornaments and decorative objects.
Today’s use of wood, bone, stone, ceramic, gems and metal provide a myriad of mediums which accent this beautiful stone that is Jade.
For this project I choose to use Yukon “Snow” Jade for the blade, Brazilian Rosewood, 430 Stainless Steel dowels capped with abalone inlay.
The following pictures show the progression of this recent knife. Hope you enjoy.