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Catalogue of Knappable Materials

Post by grendel on Sat Dec 11, 2010 5:20 pm



Opal


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Post by grendel on Sat Dec 11, 2010 5:20 pm



Chert

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Post by grendel on Sat Dec 11, 2010 5:21 pm



Dacite

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Post by grendel on Sat Dec 11, 2010 5:23 pm



Rainbow Obsidian




Silver Sheen Obsidian




Brown Obsidian


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Post by grendel on Sat Dec 11, 2010 5:24 pm



Cherry Quartz

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Post by grendel on Sat Dec 11, 2010 5:29 pm



Fibre Optic Glass

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Post by grendel on Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:11 pm

Brazilian Agate


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Post by grendel on Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:12 pm

English Flint




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Re: Catalogue of Knappable Materials

Post by skalla on Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:28 am

splendid thread, and great pics - are these all your own work? there are some fine, fine pieces here.

i work with a lot of glass crafts folk, and stealing an idea on PP we will be collaborating "at some point" to make coloured/patterned glass blanks for knapping - it could take quite a while before this happens, but it would be by the summer i expect to co-incide with a glass exhibition we host where i work - more info when and if it happens

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Post by grendel on Wed Nov 09, 2011 3:54 pm

Yup, all my own work.

Finding decent glass in the UK is a pain Exclamation there's a good market for decent glass blanks, I could PM you a few links if you like.

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Post by mr.hertzian cone on Wed Jan 01, 2014 12:50 pm

Ok, how about Fire Opal. Not my work though I wish it was!" />
A flake over grind point and just look at those notches.  cyclops

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Post by grendel on Wed Jan 01, 2014 3:57 pm

Opal's lovely to work with, managed to get hold  of a load of yellow stuff, as in the first pic, but haven't seen any at a reasonable price since. Easiest stuff around to knap, probably less than a quarter as tough as glass.

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Re: Catalogue of Knappable Materials

Post by the barnacle on Thu Jan 02, 2014 2:33 pm

great thread, some nice knapping but I still like the look of the English flint.

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