In my local museum there is a perfect Folsom point discovered at a ancient buffalo hunt site on the very state wildlife management area I bowhunt. Every time I visit the museum I look at that spearpoint, think of the ancient hunter who crafted and then used it and marvel at the 12,000-year-old link between us. It is an altogether beautiful piece of history, and a reminder that for pure artistry and skill there’s not much that can compare to a projectile point or knife knapped from flint, obsidian or some other natural substance.


But what about a knife knapped from an unnatural substance? Here’s a knife (via BoingBoing) knapped from a solid chunk of fiber-optic glass. How cool is that? I wonder if you can field-dress a deer and get streaming video at the same time…