Saturday, June 28, 2008


Oh, how I love the sharp snap of billet striking stone and razor edged flakes sliding off the core! Flintknapping, making stone tools, has been a passion for years. It has brought me some great highs, as well as dropped me into the depths of depression. Over time I've gained a degree of well as That is good because I snapped my first piece right in half today. It happens. Playing with some novaculite, an Arkansas chert, I have been working on a celt for a new axe. Seating it in a wooden handle I tried it great! Will probably cut and soak a length of deer rawhide and further secure it on. Pressure flaking a nice 6-inch blade (lower left) for a knife, or spearhead. Haven't decided yet.

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