Knapping

Discussion in 'Survival and Wilderness Skills' started by RocketmanDane, Oct 24, 2019.

Tags:
  1. RocketmanDane

    RocketmanDane Member

    Messages:
    1,982
    Likes Received:
    2,955
    Location:
    Here and there...
    Let’s Talk Knapping!

    I have acquired a interest in Knapping after attending Bushcraft class recently. I know that some around here have experience with Knapping and I’m sure some would like to learn more about it

    Tips?
    Tricks?
    Hints?
    Recommendations?
    Resources?
    Literature?
     
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2019
  2. RocketmanDane

    RocketmanDane Member

    Messages:
    1,982
    Likes Received:
    2,955
    Location:
    Here and there...
    Article on how to make antler tools
    https://www.archaeologysouthwest.or...-archaeology-how-to-make-flintknapping-tools/

    Article on different types of Knapping tools
    https://www.wildernesscollege.com/flint-knapping-tools.html

    Article on Knapping Arrowheads
    https://www.wildernesscollege.com/making-arrowheads.html

    Arrowheads out of beer bottles
    http://www.cavemanchemistry.com/oldcave/projects/stone/bottle.html

    No talking or instruction but interesting to watch.



    Basics about Knapping



    A older roughly shot set of videos but pretty good overview IMO.





     
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2019
    Steven83815 and Strigidae like this.
  3. RocketmanDane

    RocketmanDane Member

    Messages:
    1,982
    Likes Received:
    2,955
    Location:
    Here and there...
    Same kinda low quality video but good info





    Knapping from a Glass bottle Arrowhead



    Another Glass Bottle Arrowhead

     
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2019
    Steven83815 and Strigidae like this.
  4. RocketmanDane

    RocketmanDane Member

    Messages:
    1,982
    Likes Received:
    2,955
    Location:
    Here and there...
    General knowledge on WHY flint Knapping


    Another Video

     
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2019
  5. DYSPHORIC JOY

    DYSPHORIC JOY Moderator Staff Member

    Messages:
    5,007
    Likes Received:
    7,514
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    The Land of Copperheads and Baccer Spit
    I have done some but just not something that has really peaked my interest.
     
    Strigidae likes this.
  6. Jeff Randall

    Jeff Randall ESEE Knives / Randall's Adventure & Training Staff Member

    Messages:
    4,648
    Likes Received:
    10,593
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Alabama
    James gave me this last weekend 7E8338FE-C491-42A2-A2FA-E679A330E31A.jpeg
     
  7. DYSPHORIC JOY

    DYSPHORIC JOY Moderator Staff Member

    Messages:
    5,007
    Likes Received:
    7,514
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    The Land of Copperheads and Baccer Spit
    He probably did that in 10 minutes.

    He walked across my property one time and gathered enough food to feed 20 people:D
     
    TerryD, Strigidae and RocketmanDane like this.
  8. Jeff Randall

    Jeff Randall ESEE Knives / Randall's Adventure & Training Staff Member

    Messages:
    4,648
    Likes Received:
    10,593
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Alabama
    Yes, James is our local Jesus Christ
     
    RocketmanDane likes this.
  9. RocketmanDane

    RocketmanDane Member

    Messages:
    1,982
    Likes Received:
    2,955
    Location:
    Here and there...
    @DYSPHORIC JOY
    I look at it as another tool/ skill in my tool box. Having not had the chance to personally try it verdict is still out on how much I will like it or not but IMO it never hurts to learn a new skill :)

    I went out today looking for supplies to make a couple different Knapping tools. (I Set my current max investment at $20 so making the tools is a must). From the videos I have watched, Copper tools are pretty popular( still don’t know why) so I managed to find a couple different parts for making the copper “boppers” ( pipes, fittings and caps were under $12-13 total.

    After trying to follow the online instructions to make the “boppers” they will need to wait for another day ( Copper caps don't dome as easily as they made it look)

    So tomorrow it looks like I’m going to try and find some parts for the push stick / pressure flaking style Knapping..
     
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2019
    Strigidae likes this.
  10. RocketmanDane

    RocketmanDane Member

    Messages:
    1,982
    Likes Received:
    2,955
    Location:
    Here and there...
    Called around and searched the Internet enough to find someone locally who sells Copper Welding tips. ( In a less then $30 plus dollar pack. )

    Found a 10 pack for about $6 with coupon at the local H@rbor Freight

    These are used to make a style of pressure flaker .

    [​IMG]

    They are used to make flakers similar to the one below.

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2019
  11. RocketmanDane

    RocketmanDane Member

    Messages:
    1,982
    Likes Received:
    2,955
    Location:
    Here and there...
    Picked up some Antler sheds yesterday :) Going to cut these down for Knapping tools.

    I am hoping to get 3 good pieces/ tools from this one.
    [​IMG]

    This one could be interesting because of the size of the bend. I am thinking 3 maybe 4 tools from this one.
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    Datilite, STPNWLF, IW17 and 1 other person like this.
  12. junglebum

    junglebum Member

    Messages:
    230
    Likes Received:
    319
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Taiwan/New York
    Lately I have been trying to fill in the gaps in my skill set. Working on plants ( both Edible ID and Plant Fibers) and on stone tools. I haven’t really gotten to knapping yet as workable stone is hard to come by where I live although we do have quartz my skills and the cobbles need to create tools are lacking. I have managed to make a few crude hand axes and burins and the like just by smashing a few rocks together. But I decided to take on a project that would be more suitable to my current skill level so I produced a bow drill socket using a combination of pecking and grinding as well as drilling with a crude point. Pretty pleased with the results also made a shaft sander to use on arrows and darts and maybe even throwing spears. A3BC8362-7CE3-41C7-BEF8-BDC84F0CDEAC.jpeg 66D62DA8-4C5D-491A-883D-CABA4213228A.jpeg C5C25F41-3546-439A-A490-AD1B2B3D526E.jpeg B2CD6C1F-86DA-4423-9B9D-0CD0D7566BD2.jpeg 4A1A7FBC-7866-407E-B2A9-7ED77F428FD8.jpeg B84E2D2F-8C07-47EE-A559-35C57BC8DC7E.jpeg A880CC91-7814-4BCF-881E-C457E3A9F6F6.jpeg
    A bonus is the byproduct can be used as a pigment
     
    Datilite, TerryD, Strigidae and 2 others like this.
  13. OutdoorsFamilyMan

    OutdoorsFamilyMan Member

    Messages:
    1,568
    Likes Received:
    2,358
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Ohio
    I am far better at napping.
     
    mmbackpacker, Twoody88 and junglebum like this.

Share This Page