Any flintknappers here?
Posted 10 June 2010 - 10:19 AM
Posted 10 June 2010 - 08:53 PM
I'm guessing you're asking what is flintknapping? It's making arrowheads, knives and other stone tools the primitive way from rocks like the Indians did.Like this:Or even from beer bottle glass!...
Posted 11 June 2010 - 06:31 AM
Posted 11 June 2010 - 08:00 AM
Man, I sure understand that! My bucket list of "Things I Want To Learn" is much longer than the time I probably have left on this earth - and I'm not THAT old. I've gathered loads of obsidian from some of my hunting & fishing spots, collected antlers, made some billets, boppers & flakers, but I'm still trying to figure out how to gather, collect or make the spare time to use any of it.There are some guys who knap their own arrow points, haft them on arrow shafts they cut, straightened and fletched, fired them from hand-hewn bows strung with sinew they chewed, and field-dressed their killed deer with stone knives they fashioned on the spot. That has to be gratifying. Beats the heck out of tying my own trout flies.
When I was stuck in Ohio last year I bought a video to try to learn it. It would be cool to make some obsidian arrow heads and use them on a deer hunt. I just never got around to collecting the antler tips and stuff to do it. One day the urge will be enough to start practicing - right now my time is being occupied with shooting silhouette matches and working up the perfect loads for it.
Posted 11 June 2010 - 03:33 PM
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