Does anyone know a good technique on processing flint?
I have recently gathered two large flint nodules (each the size of my hands), and I want to make smaller pieces out of them.
This is mainly because I don't want to carry two large nodules in my haversack.
I want numerous...
Evening folks like most of us i am a self confessed firebug and one of my favourite things to do when i am stuck in the city is play about with various forms of lighting fire, or to be politically correct i practice my fire lighting skills, anyhoo i know i am not alone in this madness of flame...
Ok Folks - my latest project (without having finished any of the others...obviously!) is to collect/make/build an Otzi-style prehistoric loadout and spend at least a night out, Abo-style. So...any ideas where I can get/swap some iron pyrites and some flint? The Peaks are not so good for this! I...
New/unused Bear Grylls Fire Starter
same one as in the video below:
£11 inc postage, Paypal only please. Comes with the priorities of survival sheet.
Any questions give me a shout
After buying a large box of antler bits from one of our own forumites I got to work making use of some of it!
Handles! good bits of antler make very attractive handles for all sorts of bits and bobs and I've done a few now so would like to show them to you all :)
First off a not so new...
i've just started attempting to use river stone and flint to make some stone tools.
my idea is to eventually make a bow and arrows using only these tools and 'natural' items.
i know that this is not genuine stone age type making - i'm just progressing *backward* from a compound bow...
just a quick ask to see if anyone has info on any sources of flint local to Manchester?
or maybe you have some just lying about, not used or wanted... :lmao:
i've read through the posts that mention some sources for flint and where to find it, but have not found...
I got asked to do some small strikers the other day so they could fit in PSK's :cool:
I made the commissioned ones and then a few more (including "real" sizes) while the forge was hot:27:
Just 3 left from the bag full (including several more big ones) made
Top one is about...
Just been in the forge and made 6 more strikers
1. Inside 8mm x 20mm x 70mm SOLD
2. Inside 10mm x 20mm x 60mm SOLD
3. Inside 5mm x 20mm x 90mm £9
4. Inside 10mm x 25mm x 70mm SOLD
5. Inside 10mm x 20mm x 70mm SOLD
6. Inside 8mm x 20mm x 100mm (BIG - I cleaned it up with my gloves on - 4...
Inspired by this thread I decided to modify the broken off end of a file.
After a an hour or so on the Aldi grinder I ended up with this:
My first efforts using the piece of file showed me that the striking edge really needs to be curved. (I figure the radius should be about 1...
Well all 3.
The South Wales Bushcrafters this weekend held a flint knapping workshop as part of a 3 day meet. The training was provided by karl Lee a professional flint knapper and a highly knowledgeable archaeologist
The weather was...