100 thoughts on “Turning Volcanic Rock into an Obsidian Blade that’s Sharper than Steel

  1. Wait, Aztecs used obsidian blade to cut of heads of the horses? I thought there were no horses in Americas in that time.

  2. I always thought our generation was too weak to make stuff like these without tech but u proved me wrong by creating obsidian with stone age tools good job even though you did use a boiler and a automatic filer to do it xD

    im not joking our generation is getting softer and softer

  3. Incredible production quality. You’ve earned my sub. Very interesting and I like how you’ve stuck with it even with failed attempts. Just like those who leaned these ways long ago

  4. A single dagger for a single life seems to be pretty worth back when these were used frequently…

  5. Oh yeah, obsidian blade: Neverwinter nights 2, Knights of the old republic 2, Fallout New Vegas, South Park: Stick of truth. Great blade indeed.

  6. Use tree pitch as glue. The process is to boil the pitch, add finely ground wood charcoal, and some form of fiber (i.e. fresh rabit droppings). Stir thuroughly till it is a smooth consistent texture. While hot, put the glue in the groove where the blade will be placed, then while still hot, insert your blades and let the pitch cool and harden. Be careful, when the glue is in liquid form, it's hot enough to melt straight through skin (personal experience).

  7. You’re also Not cutting it right. It’s more of a sliding motion not a hack and slash motion. I think more of it as I saw not a sword

  8. Those are the worst knapped obsidian blades I have ever seen. Real primitive technology uses much smaller blades napped off of a core to be inset in a bone/horn (not wood!) frame. You just took chunks of broken obsidian and stuck em in wood and expected it to cut? Jesus man, at least spend a few hours doing research before you spread ignorance to millions of people. Knapping is a very instensive technology that takes years to master.

  9. wow if stoneage people had been so wasteful with their flint…. to work wood you can make actually quite neat chisels from bone….
    of course steel tools are much sturdier and better, but if you know how to use stone tools they are actually quite productive. if you use harded steel at the wrong angle, probanly nothing bad happens. if you do that with stone or bone tools there's a big chance you break them, if you use the right angle and right amount of force, take the wood grain into consideration etc. they can work a charm, it's craftmanship!
    there are daggers from stone, google "flintdolch" (but these are prestige items probably not actually "used") or "ripple flaked knive" to see what could be achieved
    … i won't start on archaeology as a study subject people dedicate their lives to…. workable stone and obsidian was transported over insanely long distances, it was extremely useful and precious. nobody would have beat the shit out of it to split wood. it was mined before people were mining ores. flint industries are high tec, just chopping stone… that's the stage of oldowan period not neolithic. over a million (!) years later….

  10. 5:00 right, use a stone and you can break obsidian…so i tried…yes i did…but it failed…in minecraft lol 😭

  11. These videos are great, but I feel like he gets too stressed, and just needs to try to stay calm and focused. take a little longer to sharpen everything, it will make the process much less frustrating

  12. Nice video..it proves we call our ancestors primitive..but they were highly skilled using only tools available to them.

  13. The idea that an obsidian blade is scarier than a steel one is ridiculous, they'd be worthless for cutting through bone, and would probably get caught in the flesh due to the wide wooden core before even reaching bone anyway.

  14. 0.9% of comments: related to the video
    99% of comments: “OMG MINECRAFT” or “OMG DRAGONGLASS”
    0.1% of comments: these percentage charts showing an exaggeration of the comment percentages while also being self aware

  15. I wish I had a solid rock of obsidian, it is really awesome to look at and its glorifying at any level of any mineral that exists

  16. Personally, I prefer pitch for the glue, it's a little more time consuming but I like working with it better. it's pretty cool, and also if you want to expand those skills then there are tons of primitive skills gatherings all over the country like Rabbitstick or Between the River. (Or Wintercount, although I've never been)

  17. Dumb, innacurate, ridiculous…….. Welcome to playschool tech channel!! Early neanderthals had way better skill compared to your "wasted free time stick of awesomeness"

  18. Still not sure how a clown like Pewdeepie gets so many subs and y
    a channel like yours "only" a million… Today's world is messed up.

  19. Obsidian in real life: Quiet easy to find, very easy to break, doesn't require any type of pickaxe to take it, is kinda rare to find underground, and is high quality looking, does NOT make a portal to a whole new dimension

    Obsidian in Minecraft: Quiet hard to find, very HARD to break in fact it's the hardest thing in you can break even tho in real life when you drop an obsidian it's most likely to shatter, requires a DIAMOND pickaxe to get it, is VERY common to find underground, pixels quality, does make a portal to a whole new dimension

    I've got a lot more that I can compare about obsidian in real life and obsidian in minecraft but it's currently 4 AM, nobody has sent me any food, I've got no food left, help.

  20. Just get a garnet, pink diamond, pearl, and amethyst then fuse them together. The new obsidian would be able to make the sword on its own

  21. didn't anyone tell you they had secret chainsaws in those days lol….this is why its taken so long to get to the modern era

  22. Imagine how painful it would have been to have one of those swords swinging into your body. The jagged rocks tear through your flesh with immense pain and make the wound almost impossible to heal.

  23. Early age weapons are more for crushing an opponent rather than cut. So I believe that it is not a farfetched thing that an edged weapon of sort combined with the crushing martial arts CAN behead a horse. Obviously slicing come farther in history after mankind learned how to forge metal that cut without breaking.

  24. I was recommended this video by a steel forging video and shamefully assumed from the previous video that you proposed to forge obsidian. Completely coming here to watch and say to you it can't be done.
    But by watching this video fully and re-reading the title. I am pleasantly surprised and enjoyed it. I would even try to attempt a similar project myself.
    You've earned a like from me.

  25. This blade at 2:52 looks amazing. Could you please make more about this blade.
    How they make obsidian scalpel? Couldn't this method be used for making also a knife?

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