Flint Blades?

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Forest fella

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Evening, Anyone still making Flint Tools?, As I'm looking for 1 like this
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Ignore the Haft, I'm trying to get 1 with about a 2 1/4'' Double Edge that's 3 1/2'' Total length.
I've made Arrow Heads and Flat Backed / Non-sharpened Blades & axe's and the like, But I'm struggling to make 1 like the above Pic.
Soz if this post is in the wrong place.
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Evening, Anyone still making Flint Tools?, As I'm looking for 1 like this
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Ignore the Haft, I'm trying to get 1 with about a 2 1/4'' Double Edge that's 3 1/2'' Total length.
I've made Arrow Heads and Flat Backed / Non-sharpened Blades & axe's and the like, But I'm struggling to make 1 like the above Pic.
Soz if this post is in the wrong place.
Cheer's
Dunno if its just me but that doesn't look like its been knapped to me, looks more like its not flint at all and whatever it is has been ground to shape, a bit like those G10 knife scales I keep seeing.
The fractures don't look like the typical conchoidal (spelling?) shape I see on flint.

Mind, its got to be said I'm no flintknapping expert, Ive given it a bash and mase what look like shark teeth which could at a pinch be used as arrowheads but it's a good job I wasn't on piecework or I'd be the poorest arrowhead maker in the tribe.
 
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Dunno if its just me but that doesn't look like its been knapped to me, looks more like its not flint at all and whatever it is has been ground to shape, a bit like those G10 knife scales I keep seeing.
The fractures don't look like the typical conchoidal (spelling?) shape I see on flint.

Mind, its got to be said I'm no flintknapping expert, Ive given it a bash and mase what look like shark teeth which could at a pinch be used as arrowheads but it's a good job I wasn't on piecework or I'd be the poorest arrowhead maker in the tribe.

Its not

its a Steel blade that's been made to look flint knapped

that particular one is seen here


no unlike the 'otzi knife' made by Condor and a number of custom makers particularly in the US
 

Nice65

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Dunno if its just me but that doesn't look like its been knapped to me, looks more like its not flint at all and whatever it is has been ground to shape, a bit like those G10 knife scales I keep seeing.
The fractures don't look like the typical conchoidal (spelling?) shape I see on flint.

Mind, its got to be said I'm no flintknapping expert, Ive given it a bash and mase what look like shark teeth which could at a pinch be used as arrowheads but it's a good job I wasn't on piecework or I'd be the poorest arrowhead maker in the tribe.
Good detective work fella :). I see G10 and Micarta like that all the time on handles, but I’ve never seen it applied to steel.