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Post by grendel on Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:46 pm

A nice bit of flint, the grey bit is just about knappable so I couldn't go for anything ambitious. You can see the rock it came from in the background.




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Post by the barnacle on Wed Mar 19, 2014 3:58 am

I like that - with the lighter nights coming I hope to spend a bit more time knapping - seeing items like this makes me want to get out and fetch some flint.

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Post by grendel on Sat Apr 12, 2014 11:05 pm

Some hand axes, I've been planning on doing a Medway Valley type ficron for a while now, finally got round to it. It's 25 cm this one.



A Some higher res pics of it here.

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Post by the barnacle on Sun Apr 13, 2014 7:45 am

I bet that was tricky to thin the section under the top part.

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Post by grendel on Sat Jun 14, 2014 6:52 pm

Got some flint on Thursday and did some knapping, first for a while and the first thing I knapped was this 7" Beaker Dagger. Perhaps a 'lucky' batch of flint. 


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Post by the barnacle on Sun Jun 15, 2014 5:22 pm

a lucky batch alright - that looks like lovely flint, well knapped.  the flint i picked up isnt much good, unless i just need more practice.

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Post by grendel on Mon Jun 16, 2014 12:23 am

I've picked up a lot of bad flint in my time. Nowadays I take a hammer with me to the quarry and take a flake off every nodule I examine. Only the the ones that are pure black and flake easily get accepted. Though even bad flint is good for practice with. Even perfect pure black flint has a few bad areas in it, so practising with bad flint means you be ready for them.

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Post by the barnacle on Mon Jun 16, 2014 6:07 pm

Good thinking,  been a while since you did a video showing some knapping?

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Post by mr.hertzian cone on Sun Jun 22, 2014 6:06 pm

Nice leaf there! Go on, pressure flake the edges, my OCD is itching geek

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Post by grendel on Wed Mar 11, 2015 2:49 pm

I'm in  big stuff mood at the moment, here's a 8.5" biface to start with.


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Post by the barnacle on Fri Mar 13, 2015 6:40 am

Nice bit of work - was the rock local? - what concernes me the most is - are thumbs supposed to bend that much? (@;

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Post by grendel on Fri Mar 13, 2015 10:10 am

flexible thumbs are the key to good knapping. 

Some Colha Flint from Belize. Beautiful stuff, my only piece, I'd kill for more. However a quick google search shows a lot of very dull samples, maybe I was just lucky getting an usually colourful one.


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Post by mr.hertzian cone on Fri Mar 13, 2015 7:09 pm

Booth are bootiful (said in the Norfolk dialect) Good and interesting colours and not a hinge in sight.
I've yet to really get into that flint I got from the quarry the other day, the irony is that after getting that flint on foot for the event I then spent most of the knapping demo working a piece of beach flint!

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