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Post by grendel on Mon Jan 20, 2014 2:39 pm

I braved the cold, shook off 3 months ring rust and actually did some knapping this week. They're in the 7" to 10" inch range. 


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Re: flint Knives

Post by the barnacle on Mon Jan 20, 2014 6:33 pm

that's a lovely bit of flint especially the one on the left side. - well knapped.

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Re: flint Knives

Post by mr.hertzian cone on Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:11 pm

Very nice indeed, is the wood Yew? if not it looks like it!

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Post by the barnacle on Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:33 am

it does look like a bit of yew.

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Re: flint Knives

Post by grendel on Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:09 pm

It this same mysterious tree I have been using for about the year now. Most likely a kind of poplar.

http://uk-knapping.forumotion.co.uk/t296-tree-id-help

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Re: flint Knives

Post by grendel on Tue Dec 29, 2015 4:59 pm

Here's some I made today.

Mookite (from Australia)



Mottled English Flint





Some better pics here
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Re: flint Knives

Post by grendel on Wed Dec 30, 2015 12:31 pm

Novaculite




More mottled flint


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Post by mr.hertzian cone on Thu Dec 31, 2015 7:27 pm

Veeery nice, are you still using white poplar for the handles? If so that wood looks way cool, especially on the second one.Very Happy

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Re: flint Knives

Post by grendel on Thu Dec 31, 2015 9:13 pm

Yes, still using the same wood. Went to the park to pick up some more, the tree in question had been sawn up and was now a pile of logs. Grabbed as many as I could carry, hopefully a few years supply.

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