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Post by grendel on Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:35 pm

I've got an idea for a contest a little different from the previous I'd liketo throw out there. We've all seen the Otzi knife post http://uk-knapping.forumotion.co.uk/t180-oetzi-s-flint-knife how about an Otzi knife making contest, where we all make a similar knife. Doesn't have to be an exact replica, we can be as creative as we like. All it would take is a bit of forest wood and maybe something to tie it with, so not expensive. If anyone doesn't feel they can make the blade I can easily send them one, this will give a chance for everyone to participate and own a knife, even if they can't knap.

So what do you think?

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Post by the barnacle on Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:06 am

i think its a great idea, but maybe give the comp a little longer to run as i dont have any flint - Smile
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Post by grendel on Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:19 pm

I can send you a few flakes with the knife.

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Post by the barnacle on Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:44 pm

that would be great, much appreciated, - even though i have not done very much knapping in fact hardly ever i am looking forward to trying to make a knife.
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Post by grendel on Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:17 pm

I've got a few chunks of obsidian, it's nowhere near as tough as flint, much easier to knap. I'll try and dig some out and chuck that in the mix.

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Post by kawasemi on Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:07 pm

Super cool idea...

I'm happy to give it a go but could do with some help with the blade please.

My skills are still in the catagory of 'ham-handed' at the moment silent.

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