Stone KnifeThis was a general all-purpose household knife used to cut string, food, meat, hide or wood. The stone for the knife, flint, is very hard and can be chipped to a very sharp edge, but is also brittle and can break easily.

The stone blade is attached to a wood handle with hide glue and/or rawhide, depending upon type of blade. Stone knives of this type are common in the Eastern United States.