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Re: Authentic Replicas

Post by grendel on Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:26 am

I'm pretty sure they are replicas.

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Re: Authentic Replicas

Post by mr.hertzian cone on Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:21 pm

Aha, the one on the right is Phil Harding's replica, the one next to it is a genuine beaker dagger (interesting shape), the next one to that is also early bronze age but is all carved out of one piece of large beast leg bone and is concave on the back and the one on the left is an early bronze age copper "knife dagger" with (I think) a metal handle added in the past, not authentic at all! I'm guessing it won't come off...
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Re: Authentic Replicas

Post by the barnacle on Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:19 pm

if the one on the right is phils it looks like he has also been to se bernie. Smile

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Re: Authentic Replicas

Post by mr.hertzian cone on Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:54 am

Yup, that really wouldn't surprise me, I think Needham chalks gets A LOT of folk looking for flint for knapping.

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Re: Authentic Replicas

Post by grendel on Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:52 am



Prehistoric Sickle/Saw (above) Drill (below)


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Re: Authentic Replicas

Post by the barnacle on Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:19 am

i like the way you have used to woods natural shap for the job.

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Re: Authentic Replicas

Post by grendel on Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:58 pm

Thanks, I wish the idea was mine, I just copied it from how stone age people didn it.

Of course some prehistoric people didn't lower themselves to hand tools and got Black and Deckers.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsDPHrmWWSg

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Re: Authentic Replicas

Post by Lumpendoodle on Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:20 pm

Black and Decker.....what kind of flint is that? lol!

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Re: Authentic Replicas

Post by grendel on Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:56 pm

Mesolithic Axe




Microlith Sickle




Tranchet Axe


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Re: Authentic Replicas

Post by Lumpendoodle on Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:37 pm

Very nicely done.

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Re: Authentic Replicas

Post by grendel on Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:46 pm

In flint free Scotland they made arrowheads from pitchstone among other things. I managed to get hold of some.


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Re: Authentic Replicas

Post by mr.hertzian cone on Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:17 am

Oooh... that stuff does look close to obsidian. Very nice!

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Re: Authentic Replicas

Post by grendel on Tue Nov 20, 2012 2:45 am

It's a slightly less pure volcanic glass than obsidian. I tiny bit more rocky and crumbly to knap, it's also completely opaque.

Trouble is I have only a few small lumps, difficult to spall and get workable flakes out of.


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Re: Authentic Replicas

Post by mr.hertzian cone on Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:18 pm

Time for some extreme "turtleback" knapping! Looks like really good rock.

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Re: Authentic Replicas

Post by grendel on Thu Nov 22, 2012 4:00 pm

Here's a long tailed oblique arrowhead, 67mm in length and 23mm in width and 4mm thick. Don't know how I managed not to break it.


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Re: Authentic Replicas

Post by grendel on Sun Dec 09, 2012 2:50 pm

This is the neolithic knife they found at Heathrow a few years back


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Re: Authentic Replicas

Post by mr.hertzian cone on Thu Dec 13, 2012 8:46 pm

That is damn good, I looked at this the other day and didn't couldn't see that they where different, apart from the little patch of cortex, get the ol' black boot polish!

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Re: Authentic Replicas

Post by mr.hertzian cone on Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:32 pm

" />After nearly a year since my last post in this topic, I felt the need to put something up! Percussion then pressure.

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Re: Authentic Replicas

Post by mr.hertzian cone on Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:34 pm

" />T'other side.

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Re: Authentic Replicas

Post by mr.hertzian cone on Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:38 pm

" />And the side view, I do like a simple leaf point and the bigger the better, This is not the biggest I've made but the flint wasn't that bad all the way through for once!

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Re: Authentic Replicas

Post by the barnacle on Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:10 pm

That's a fine bit of knapping of which I can only dream of - I think I need more flint to practice on - I feel a quarry trip coming on soon.

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Re: Authentic Replicas

Post by mr.hertzian cone on Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:41 am

I think this was a peice of "the good stuff" from the demolition site that has pulled up some good flint, I made it a while back when things where a bit more sunny.
This piece was left over from "spalling" and the core was left to further abuse. As for replication, if this was a Solutrean point I'd have to get much thinner, say about 6mm and about a foot long. Urf!

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Re: Authentic Replicas

Post by mr.hertzian cone on Wed Nov 06, 2013 11:23 am

" />This is a little Danish type spearhead, as you can see this flint was a bit tricky!

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Re: Authentic Replicas

Post by mr.hertzian cone on Wed Nov 06, 2013 11:26 am

" />This side looks a little better. I say little as some of these are twice this size.

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Post by mr.hertzian cone on Sun May 25, 2014 11:52 am

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I have been busy with alsorts for an order, this is one of the pieces the Museum wanted, a working single bladed sickle. The handle is carved from ash and the blade is set in with pitch pine glue, I was tempted to put some sort of binding on but I figured it would get in the way of the cutting edge close to the handle.
It works but you have to be watch where your legs are at the end of the swing!

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