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    Echo2
    The Ka-Tet of TK-421

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    Originally posted by manddoutfitters View Post
    bravokilo17 lets send this back to the top I would like to learn a lot more on this as well. I have seen it done but I am sure there are a few tricks to it for beginers at this like us.

    Thanks guys
    Knaping is the process of flaking off small pieces of the material to accomplish a shape.

    The selection of the piece of flint to be used is important...one must look at the grain of the flint to determine wetheer the desired shape can be made from it.

    then using a fe primitive tools....and a leather hand guard....you begin to shape.

    a rock for striking large pieces off...then finer things like antler tips and I've seen small copper rods used modern day.....to do shaping and sharpening.

    volcanic glass...obsidian (spell?)....can flake to 1 molecule....insanely sharp.

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  • manddoutfitters
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    Originally posted by bravokilo17 View Post
    ok im a total noob at this one but what is knaping, is it just carving flint?
    bravokilo17 lets send this back to the top I would like to learn a lot more on this as well. I have seen it done but I am sure there are a few tricks to it for beginers at this like us.

    Thanks guys

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  • bravokilo17
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    ok im a total noob at this one but what is knaping, is it just carving flint?

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  • Iron mike
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    pretty cool think i am going to order some to the ship

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  • PT945
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    I've been told there is Flint around my area but have yet to find any.

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  • collector
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    If you found the glass like substance it might be discard from a glass factory i find glass discards of all type color and quality in rivers I'll post some pictures when I get the time, I've been thinking about trying some knapping projects, the rivers around here are just loaded with flint, discard glass and other usable materials

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  • Snow Walker
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    I definately need to try this! To find flint around here is just about impossible. I just found that out the other day. I think you will have to send a shipment up to me and I'll send some chaga down to you.

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  • Barnheart
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    Very impressive knapping.

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  • PT945
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    Originally posted by Echo2 View Post
    might not be....but there are varying degerees of quality....the guy who gave me mine....flaked off a piece and sliced 3/16" shoe leather like it wasn't there.....wicked stuff...
    I would love to get a knife size piece to play with. I just think they look so awesome

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  • Echo2
    The Ka-Tet of TK-421

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    might not be....but there are varying degerees of quality....the guy who gave me mine....flaked off a piece and sliced 3/16" shoe leather like it wasn't there.....wicked stuff...

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  • PT945
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    @Echo I don't think it is obsidian, it didn't flake sharp or in slabs.

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  • Echo2
    The Ka-Tet of TK-421

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    the top one looks like obsidian...volcanic glass....flakes very sharp....down to the molecular edge....surgeons at one time were using it for scaples...but it was too sharp...they could not feel the cut.

    I got a few pieces a friend got me for my Bday....years ago....havent attempted anything yet.

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  • PT945
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    The only two knapping projects I've ever done that look like something. And didn't break. One is some type of glass no idea what from. The other is a stone found in a river bed by my house

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  • PT945
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    Very nice offer Giver of Doom thank you, nice little pile of stone to work with.

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  • Giver of Doom
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    If you need a few blanks to practice on, PM me your addy and I'll send you a few.

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