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Post by mr.hertzian cone on Wed Jun 12, 2013 12:30 am

Does it flick? Smile That's sweet work around the knot.

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Post by skalla on Wed Jun 12, 2013 5:00 pm

i love the folder!  the bark adds a real nice accent too

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Post by grendel on Thu Jun 13, 2013 11:37 am

Here's a mini pocket knife I made for myself.


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Post by skalla on Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:30 pm

Re the softening of antler etc, i found this very interesting article..

Antler Foreshaft Experiment

Once we get a hafting topic etc going, we should compile some of this stuff

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Post by grendel on Mon Jun 24, 2013 5:18 pm

I'm really going to have to try this. Great data on the legth of time to soak too.

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Post by grendel on Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:38 pm

skalla wrote:Re the softening of antler etc, i found this very interesting article..

Antler Foreshaft Experiment

Once we get a hafting topic etc going, we should compile some of this stuff

 We'll tried it, soaked a whole tine on cold water for 8 days and prepared a blade to haft on it. It was the very dense kind picture below on the left. The result was a disaster, first the water and container stank(not an good idea to keep the lid on), the outside of the tine lost it's shine and looks, the inside barely softened. Basically a disaster.


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Post by skalla on Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:51 pm

Bah Sad  perhaps the spongier stuff would work better.

Trying to think live a cave-man, maybe they would have left it under a rock in a stream? Maybe the manky-ness of the water ruined the shine or perhaps a nice coating of bear-fat would protect it?

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Post by mr.hertzian cone on Sat Aug 10, 2013 3:14 pm

" />I posted some pics of this Egpytian predynastic flint knife a while ago, and have been wanting to make one for months, so I did!
I get the feeling that these had no handles, the elongated notch fits the fingers snugly.

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Post by mr.hertzian cone on Sat Aug 10, 2013 3:19 pm

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The ones in the British Musuem are about a foot long, this one is a little bit more modest!

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Post by skalla on Sat Aug 10, 2013 3:26 pm

That's a beaut, but now you have told us that there are foot long versions you really will have to make one for us!

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Post by mr.hertzian cone on Sun Aug 11, 2013 4:55 pm

To quote Jaws: "I'm gonna need a bigger boat!"

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Post by grendel on Sun Aug 11, 2013 7:34 pm

Very nice, Lithic Casting Lab have a nice article on Egyptian knives. I guess you're gonna have to do a Gerzian next:lol: 

http://lithiccastinglab.com/gallery-pages/2012septemberpredynasticknivespage1.htm

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Post by skalla on Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:08 pm

Grendel wrote:Very nice, Lithic Casting Lab have a nice article on Egyptian knives. I guess you're gonna have to do a Gerzian next:lol: 

http://lithiccastinglab.com/gallery-pages/2012septemberpredynasticknivespage1.htm
 Jeez man, that just gratuitously pornographic.  I must read their pages more often!

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Post by mr.hertzian cone on Thu Oct 31, 2013 12:30 am

" /> Well, this is one I made a few months ago. This is only the second knife with an antler handle, I kind of went for the hook in a big way. I had hoped it would sell over the summer but it didn't.

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Post by mr.hertzian cone on Thu Oct 31, 2013 12:35 am

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The side view. A rare piece of pure black flint for me, the nodule came from a demolition site and it looks a little bit like floor stone. Sadly not much of that rock is left for me to abuse.

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Post by grendel on Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:09 am

That's a seriously straight and evenly thinned piece of rock almost as a good as a sawn slab.

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Post by mr.hertzian cone on Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:29 pm

Thanks, that was knapped from a large flake struck off with a large hammerstone of Quartzite (the only use for Quartzite as far as I'm concerned!). The flake was left initially with all the cortex left on the dorsal face, you get the good black flint that lies just under the cortex and little of the inclusions that will mess up your flakes. It went thinner than I was comfortable with but it all worked out well in the end. Phew!

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