Knapper Spotlight on... 

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" 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.


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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