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Basic Flintknapping Techniques DVD

This is an introduction to modern flintknapping that includes information on knappable stone types, stone heating with electricity and campfire, spalling, percussion and pressure techniques.

We set out to give you a strategy for reducing stone into thin preforms, applying edge retouch, notches or barbs. Spalling and fracture mechanics are explained, and metal and more traditional flintknapping tools are demonstrated for every step.

This DVD is crammed full of information and tips -- probably too many to be absorbed with just one viewing.

This is a great item for beginners to purchase with our Basic Flintknapping Kit. Several of our customers have claimed this to be the best of the instructional flint knapping videos on the market. Now just $24.95 (1).


 

THE ART OF FLINTKNAPPING - Waldorf. A comprehensive guide to popular flintknapping that covers all the major phases of stoneflaking from basic hammerstone work to fine pressure flaking. This well-illustrated guide is so loaded with information that the beginner cannot possibly absorb it all in one reading. Novices should read, practice and reread the text to hone their skills at the fastest rate. 76 pages, photos, drawings..................$14.00 (1)

VIDEO COMPANION TO THE ART OF FLINTKNAPPING - Waldorf. For all who would just like to see it happen this video shows some of the important aspects of impact and posture. The book and tape together offer all that is needed to get into stoneflaking. 108 minutes...$25.00 (1)

THE ART OF MAKING PRIMITIVE BOWS AND ARROWS - Waldorf. An inexpensive and informative introduction to making wood self bows and Amerindian style sinew-backed bows. Includes information on arrow making with an emphasis on usable equipment. Photos and drawings, 52 pgs.......$14.00(1)

MAKING A GREAT PLAINS INDIAN STYLE ARROW - Collins. A 20 page pamphlet that details the methods used to make gallery grade replica arrows. Information on sinew processing, using animal hide glues, point hafting, feather processing and sinew-lashed fletching, pigmenting and display. Photos and drawings......$2.50 ppd

BOWS AND ARROWS OF THE NATIVE AMERICANS - Hamm. A step-by-step guide to Native American bows and bowmaking. Includes wooden bows, sinew-backed bows, horn bows, tribal and regional details, decoration, shooting and more. Excellent photos and advanced information for the craftsman. 150 pages....$14.95 (1)


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