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Post by the barnacle on Fri Apr 06, 2012 5:53 pm



this flint was posted on another site he has just found it they say These are linked to the early Bronze Age or Beaker period, 2500-1500 BC
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its 3cm long x 1.9cm wide

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Re: flint arrow

Post by grendel on Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:43 pm

Similar to Skalla's post earlier today,

http://uk-knapping.forumotion.co.uk/t81-beaker-style-point

Same point, his has it's ears still on, this one has lost both its ears. It was common for these arrowheads to lose either one or both ears after being shot.

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Post by the barnacle on Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:36 am

it is similar. - what interested me was how long the leg was and how mutch they had notched out.

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Post by mr.hertzian cone on Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:08 pm

At 3 cm long it's about the average size for a barbed + tanged arrow, and it's notched about 1 cm in, and thats quite deep, are the breaks on the barbs patinated or fresh? it may have been broken whilst being notched.

I was looking at different methods of authentic notching (bone/antler/stone punches and picks etc.) yesterday and its given me a whole new appreciation of how difficult these notched pieces where to make, we are spoilt with having copper and steel at our disposal but I suppose if thats the way it was done back then, that was the only way.

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Post by grendel on Sun Apr 08, 2012 2:18 pm

mr.hertzian cone wrote:are the breaks on the barbs patinated or fresh? it may have been broken whilst being notched.

Or a visit from a plough.


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I was looking at different methods of authentic notching (bone/antler/stone punches and picks etc.) yesterday and its given me a whole new appreciation of how difficult these notched pieces where to make, we are spoilt with having copper and steel at our disposal but I suppose if thats the way it was done back then, that was the only way.

Any chance you would fancy opening a topic on notching with a brief description of the methods and tools you researched?

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Post by mr.hertzian cone on Sun Apr 08, 2012 4:01 pm

Grendel, consider it done!

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