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oogaboogachiefwalkingdeer 02-15-2013 10:06 PM

Flint knives for NWTF
 
Some knives I made for the local chapters in my neck of the woods. Mike
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y84...ps7509bc8b.jpg
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y84...psdd746845.jpg
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Inkleg 02-16-2013 12:00 AM

WOW! very nice. I cannot imagine the time/patience involved in making something like that.

oogaboogachiefwalkingdeer 02-16-2013 12:28 AM

It is just one flake at a time. Remove everything that does not look like an arrowhead or knife blade and haft it.<gg>. Thanks for the compliment. Mike

Bedlam 02-17-2013 01:21 AM

Those are amazing! I admire your skill...

r2eng 02-17-2013 01:59 AM

WOW.

I am a knapper, and I have made some small blades. nothing even CLOSE to those. I really admire your skill!

oogaboogachiefwalkingdeer 02-18-2013 03:42 PM

Thanks for the compliments. Mike

TxBrew 02-18-2013 06:06 PM

I like it!

Any photos from production?

Homercidal 02-19-2013 12:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oogaboogachiefwalkingdeer (Post 4908864)
It is just one flake at a time. Remove everything that does not look like an arrowhead or knife blade and haft it.<gg>. Thanks for the compliment. Mike

Yeah, right...

I watched a couple of guys that the Feast of the Hunter Moon festival in Indiana a couple of years ago and I can safely say that it's not quite that simple!

I'd love to give it a try, but I have no idea where to find suitable rocks in my area.

TxBrew 02-19-2013 02:28 PM

I have now watched a few knapping videos and it seems like fun, but one of those things that takes ages to master.

oogaboogachiefwalkingdeer 02-19-2013 02:47 PM

Well it won't take ages to learn but probably more than one bucket of rock before you get any where. I been knapping for about 12 years now. Getting enough good rock to start with can be a problem. Mike


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