Battle Creek, Michigan
(Originally published in 1999)
My good friend John Geyer of Battle Creek, Michigan is a fine knapper and his work is in high demand by collectors and sellers. Below are some photos of some of his recent work.
THE GEYER CACHE
The "Geyer Cache" took a month of steady work to produce. Every point in it was made from a single forty-seven pound nodule of Indiana Hornstone that John purchased from Robby Robinson at Jeff Piggs last knap-in in Mexico, Indiana. To help you get a sense of the size of the points in this cache, you should know that the largest one is 8 1\2 inches long.
FIRE GEM POINTS
John also works with raw opal to create beautiful gemstone bifaces. As you can see below, the quality of the opal is extremely fine with plenty of fire.
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