Everyone needs something that gets them excited! I love primitive skills...welcome to my journey.
Friday, January 4, 2013
This is the latest tomahawk. Made of knapped Texas flint, hafted into a hardwood handle. Deer hide is sewn over the handle and blade lashings. It is decorated with seed beads, horsehair locks, coyote fur, and feathers. Puruse some of the older posts to see pics of prehistoric tomahawks and read some of the history and lore behind the tool.
I've been interested in primitive skills ever since I read Larry Dean Olsen's book, Outdoor Survival Skills, decades ago. The past 10 years, or so, I have been striving to learn the skills...flintkapping, hide working, friction fires, edible & medicinal plants, etc. Having gained some proficiency, I have been demonstrating and teaching at historical events and gatherings. It is a never ending journey.