This is a gorgeous piece of the very high quality pipestone. It's a pretty large triangular piece! It is from the Pipestone National Monument Quarries! This particular piece will have 1000's of very small spots or 'stars' in it. This great stone rarely comes up for sale by anyone anymore, as it is getting harder and harder to acquire.
This piece measures app 10-1/2" long along the bottom and 7-3/4" along the right side to the point. The angled part on the left
measures 8-1/4" long...
The width is a very uniform 2".
This piece of stone could be used for a couple of ceremonial sized pipes...and the extra piece/s could be used for smaller personal pipes.
In our opinion, this is THE premier carving stone. It is some of the highest quality stone available in the world.
You will find that Sacred Pipestone is a joy to carve. It is softer than most carving stones and will hold exceptional detail. It also stands up extremely well to intense heat, so it's ideal for making ceremonial pipes out of. A piece of stone like this, if made into ceremonial pipes, could easily survive 100's of years if it is well cared for. This type of stone carves best using regular wood files and regular hacksaw blades in our opinion. It will also cut great using a bandsaw and a wood blade. It is soft enough that it will carve great with a regular pocket knife if you want to do some real delicate and detailed carving.
If you decide to purchase one of our pipe blanks or pieces of stone we want to see you follow through and complete your pipe or carving. We make ourselves available to answer any questions that might come up while your working on it. We can often provide little helpful hints if you run into a "snag" of any kind.
If you are interested in this piece of stone and have any questions you'd like to ask before purchasing it, please email us or give us a call. If you have a specific size piece of this type of stone in mind you can also Contact Us
and we will gladly see if we have something on hand that will work for you.
Shipping for this item to anywhere in the continental U.S. is $17.00 and if you purchase more than one piece of stone from us, the price of shipping stays at
$17.00, as long as all of the items can fit in one of the medium USPS flat rate boxes.