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Post by megalithic on Tue Jun 28, 2016 5:52 pm

Hi all. Thanks for having me.
I'm a Sheffield based knapper, though i use the term loosely. I mainly turn stuff into gravel. Very Happy
Due to my location i mainly knapp glass, though once a year i spend a week camping in the woods of Wiltshire around the summer solstice where i pick up a bit of surface stuff to turn into gravel too.
Rarely i manage something resembling a point or knife, but they're the exception.

Anyway that's me. Smile





Apologies for the enhanced pic here, it was for a project.

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Post by grendel on Tue Jun 28, 2016 7:13 pm

Some nice points there, good looking flint, is it local?

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Post by megalithic on Tue Jun 28, 2016 7:16 pm

The points are of Wiltshire flint i picked up whilst camping. the knife is aquarium glass i coloured with a marker pen to bring out the flaking.

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Post by grendel on Tue Jun 28, 2016 10:33 pm

I'd have laid money that knife was obsidian. I saw flint nodules just laying around at the bottom of hills in Wiltshire after a rainstorm last time I was there. Never thought to pick any up.

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Post by the barnacle on Thu Jun 30, 2016 6:27 pm

Welcome to the forum - i have had success with wiltshire flint mainly off the fields when i metal detect i collect the odd bit but most is weathered, the points look great.

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Post by megalithic on Mon Jul 04, 2016 5:07 pm

Thanks barnacle.
My latest batch of field found stuff is terrible. so cracked i can't get a thing out of it. Took me 2 bloody hours of walking to collect it too. :/
Think i'll just order some flakes on pay day. Smile

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Post by mr.hertzian cone on Sat Jul 09, 2016 5:05 pm

Glass is a good teacher, it can easily break if you misjudge a flake removal and you always have the flat to conquer. but it's soo pretty.
I need to get some more flint but I'm lucky, where I am I can pop to the local beach and get some reasonably intact flat nodules.

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