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Portrush Flint

Post by Pete Davis on Sat Aug 25, 2012 9:04 pm

When I was in Ulster in January I was able to get to Portrush and gather some rock. Most of the beach cobbles are coned but I was able to find a few pieces that held together. I also went to the Ulster Museum which is excellent. I took some shots there of the arrow points unique to the region.

In May I finally sat down and made a copy. Used a basalt hammerstone from the Giant's Causeway and an antler tip for pressure.



Respectfully submitted-Pete Davis in western Virginia, USA

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Re: Portrush Flint

Post by grendel on Sat Aug 25, 2012 9:25 pm

Very nice piece of knapping and also exactly they way a person 6000 years ago would have done it. that a very unusual colour for flint to, not seen many cream coloured pieces.

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Re: Portrush Flint

Post by the barnacle on Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:26 am

that is very nice, i like the way you only used natural tools and achieved a great looking bit of knapping.

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