Chumash Indian Style Sparticus Sword
Purple Sheen Obsidian, opaque, obtained from the Bowden Brothers, was knapped into a 12 inch by 3 inch blade and mounted into a hand carved handle. Mounted with Carpenteria-
Chumash tar adhesive and trimmed with modern made Chumash like beading.
The Chumash made these but alot smaller. I think they are the ones you descripbed. The swaord is Chumash style but not a replica of anything , I was trying to make a Sparton short sword but used Chumash style carved wood handle with "Carpenteria - tar" with Chumash
style inlaid beads. I alwaays loved how the Chumash inlaid the supper white dentillian shell beads into the pitch black Carpeteria Tar, witch gave a really cool contrast, like stars in the night sky. I left the handle a little rough to simulate the craft style of that area near Ventura, California.