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#1 Fisher Kat

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 05:33 PM

Knife I knapped from red jasper and set into an antler handle

 

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Stone knife I knapped from a multi-colored jasper and set into an antler handle. Pommel is set with river smoothed quartzite pebbles and the tassel beads I made from a reddish soapstone -

 

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 06:48 PM

Wow man...Excellent workmanship...You made the arrow heads??? WTG, looks good...



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Posted 21 April 2013 - 08:22 PM

Wow man...Excellent workmanship...You made the arrow heads??? WTG, looks good...

Greetings and thanks, Paul2281. Yes I've knapped some arrowheads, but my knapping skills are not all that good as I screw up more works than finishing them. I have however made steel arrowheads as well as my own arrows.

 

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 08:29 PM

Well thats why there`s millions of points in the ground down here in Central fl. because they screwed up more than they used...lol...

  Good skill you got there...



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Posted 23 April 2013 - 10:49 PM

A 15" plains style pipe made from a piece of West Virginia pipestone I traded for. I attached worked antler rims on the pipe. Stem was fashioned from the lower limb end of an ancient white oak  that developers fell in my old neighborhood. Mouthpiece is of hawk bone and feather is from the same. Both legal for me to have because of my recognized status. I also work in steatite.

 

Pipe bag I made of doeskin.

 

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 03:36 AM

Outstanding work! There is a group here in the Tulsa area that does knapping. Interesting.

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 11:43 PM

would some one explian what knapping means? and a red jasper total at a loss?



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Posted 21 November 2013 - 12:15 AM

To strike a rock with a tool, either another rock, a hammer, etc.

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 12:17 AM

  • thanks for that
  • would be used in flint making and such like eh? basically shapping stone?
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Posted 21 November 2013 - 01:55 AM

  • thanks for that
  • would be used in flint making and such like eh? basically shapping stone?
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Yes. Lots of clubs around the country that make points, and try to duplicate Native American crafts.

Jasper is a common name for a form of microcrystalline quartz. Such fine-textured, hard materials break with a conchoidal fracture, and are the point-maker's choice. I don't do that, but I am a geologist and still remember a little mineralogy and petrography from 40 years ago.




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