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Post by the barnacle on Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:07 pm

just came across this ebayer - click here  I was wondering what your thoughts are on the packs of 5 antler tines - do you think they would be ok for pressure flaking?

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Post by grendel on Thu Apr 24, 2014 4:20 am

They're a bit short to use on their own. You could cut the tips off and make an Otzi style split wooden flaker with antler tip inserted. As at the top of this pic. 

Also the auction you show is a bit pricey for 5 small antler tines. However of the guy below auctions (6 huge antlers finishing in two days) you get all the tines plus the rest of the antler to make a billet from, all for another fiver, the third down has loads of tines on it. The antlers are ugly and the tines short so hopefully will not attract stick making bidders and stay this price. Definitely worth watching you could get a steal.

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