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Post by mr.hertzian cone on Mon Sep 02, 2013 4:34 pm

Very nice work there. I may have said before, although I'm not sure, I read somewhere that they would strike off around 300 flakes before settling on two or three suitable blades for a knife like this.
Sounds like you got close to that amount, it's not easy.
Now for the giant Mayan knife:shock:

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Post by grendel on Mon Sep 02, 2013 6:22 pm

that's interesting I'd have thought like Livre de beurre they'd have developed an advanced system of doing it. I know when I did the last nodule and got three flakes I had learnt a few things that would make it more likely if I tried again.

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Post by grendel on Mon Sep 02, 2013 6:23 pm

the barnacle wrote:they look real smart, well made.  - what resin did you use, you must have a right big pile off flint in your garden now.
I used pine resin with a touch of beeswax and plenty of ochre.

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Post by skalla on Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:15 pm

Those are really cool, the red tone to the flint in the one on the right is jolly nice too.  Are they comfy to hold?

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Post by grendel on Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:22 pm

very comfy to hold, the red stuff on the blade was a painting accident and red ochre is a bugger to remove.

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Post by grendel on Sun Mar 08, 2015 8:17 pm

This is quite an amazing gallery of Paleoeskimo stuff

http://elfshotgallery.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/port-au-choix-dorset-palaeoeskimo.html

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Post by mr.hertzian cone on Sun Mar 08, 2015 9:15 pm

Elfshot (Tim Rast) always produces stuff that I'm amazed by, and he seems to not use any modern tools at all. He goes the long way round.
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Post by grendel on Mon Mar 09, 2015 9:53 am

I discovered his blog years ago, and after cursing him for stealing the name, Elfshot, he's not even in England, bloody cheek, I've been a fan ever since. I absolutely love his hafted microliths and keep meaning to make some myself. Also he has this weird flint man, based on a find, but I can't find a picture of the original.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-t-tWn5pfSkE/VNKM0OBtnBI/AAAAAAAAOpg/UhO0nN2d2HM/s1600/bird%2Band%2Bhuman%2Bfigures%2B001.jpg

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