Discussion in 'Primitive Tools' started by whatsamerc, Jul 10, 2017.
Been knocking them out this year.
You have some real talent young fellar. joe
Beautiful!! Try as I might, I can't do that.
Awesome. It took me all summer to make 3 decent points. I suck.
Thanks, the group on the red towel I made in 11 days.
But even when you suck it's still a lot of fun, keeps a smile on my face.
You have skills!
dang, merc! gorgeous stuff. i live in south alabama, too, in crenshaw county. i'd love to see you work. and from where do you get your flint? ain't none down here ...
There is plenty of tallahatta in the creeks around grove hill. I live in Choctaw county and the creeks here are loaded as well. All these points are long gone but I am making more daily. You should try to attend the moundville Knapp in 0n the 21st and 22nd of this month. There will be several good knappers there including myself.
a few backlit tallahatta money shots.
Crimony thats alot. idk how thats 11 days. Were they made with copper tools?
I shoot for 50" a day on my big orders. I use copper and antler depending on the rock and situation.
That is impressive! Im just barely beginning flintknapping and my jaw droped a few inches...
I hardly see anyone make pieces that big using antler (my goal) but thats amazing. I almost always see large numbers like that exclusively made using copper.
Great work! Love the antler handles.
I use moose antler on the big stuff and whitetail once it starts getting thinner.
Some from the last week.
You got some mad knappin' skills @whatsamerc !
I almost always knapp glass. I shudder to think how hard all that flint is in comparison. The texas flint I almost never use just chews apart my elk antler which yea theres better but thats all I have. Thats the other antler (moose) I always forget ppl have access to that. How would you say moose "feels" compared to a pithier antler?
moose or whitetail is the way to go. I've never used any other type of antler. Moose is expensive but will last for years. It's hard to get large white tail. They are out there but people don't want to get rid of them. I cut whitetail bases about 6 to 8 inches long and put them on a handle like a traditional hammer. It works well on your leg. I'll try to get a picture of my tools later today.
Ok so then Im kinda guessing it would be a notch below copper and probably the best. Does moose come in tines or only large boppers?
Definitely Not below copper for percussion. I use copper because i can reduce a biface very quick with it. Antler makes a flatter flake. Check out Marty Reuter on YouTube he goes by flintknappingtips. He has videos using all abo tools. I have never tried a piece of moose tine. I use the but end for heavy percussion. Check out kentuckyflintworks.com He has a large variety of tools and material.