Handaxe #5 And Blade #9, BC–AD Contemporary Flint Tool Design Series, 2011
Drach and Ganchrow reimagine man’s oldest (and perhaps most popular) designed object for the 21st-century with these stone tools from the team’s BC-AD series. Made from flint sourced in Israel’s Negev desert, each blade is hand-knapped using a softer stone—though traditionally, bone or antler could have also been used to hone the sharp blade. In a contemporary twist, these tools are then dipped in yellow latex, pointing to the designated ‘hand-contact’ area and recalling objects from a modern-day toolbox, including electric drills and plier grips. Other objects in the series include stone blades with custom-fitted 3D-printed handles, combining man’s oldest and newest technologies into one truly unique set of tools.
It is credited
Courtesy of Studio AmiDov.
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Its dimensions are
H x W x D (#5): 13 x 8 x 6 cm (5 1/8 x 3 1/8 x 2 3/8 in.) H x W x D (#9): 4 x 4 x 1 cm (1 9/16 x 1 9/16 x 3/8 in.)
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Tools: Extending Our Reach.