Spectrum of English Flint

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Spectrum of English Flint

Post by grendel on Fri Dec 10, 2010 6:47 pm



As it's been snowy out, this it what I have be for the last couple of weeks.

It's also inadvertantly a record of my knapping over the years. The longest black point is one of the first points I successfully knapped. The brown flint points, the grey point, the marbled point and the English barbed Wessex point are from my early days of knapping. The big white drill was a blank I made years ago but couldn't think what to do with until I made the drill last week. The two smaller black points and the white one are all last week's work.

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Re: Spectrum of English Flint

Post by the barnacle on Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:08 pm

v nice i like the small arrowhead, a friend found one similar but the barbs were curled.

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Re: Spectrum of English Flint

Post by grendel on Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:11 pm

If you're talking about the one 4th from right, that's the most traditional common English style of arrowhead there is, the Barbed Tanged. They're found over most of England during the late neolithic to early bronze age. Loads have been found on Salisbury plain and in the grave of the Amesbury Archer.

http://www.wessexarch.co.uk/projects/amesbury/finds/arrowhead_detail.html

It's kind of strange we have some of the finest quality flint on earth available in abundant quantities in this country, but no great knapping style unlike the Solutreans or Danish Axe makers to go alongside it. This style of arrowhead is about the best British knapping gets.

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