In this class we will cover all the basics of flint knapping. We will show you what tools you need, from traditional to modern. You will learn how to use billets, boppers, pressure flakers, and ishi sticks.
We will cover safety and first aid as it applies to flint knapping. Safety glasses and band aids are a must. Flint knapping can be dangerous. In this course we will cover the conchoidal fracture, which is the key to predictable flaking. You will learn the differences between percussion and pressure flaking. We will teach you about platforms , striking surfaces, and abraiding. You will also learn hafting techniques so that you can attach your finished pieces to handles and arrow shafts. WARNING!! You may begin to feel a spiritual connection to your ancestors while taking this class and it may spur you to dive deeper into primitive ways.
What you will learn:
Primitive Flint knapping Tools
Modern Flint knapping Tools
What is Lithic Reduction
Platforms and Striking Surfaces
Hinges and Step Fractures
Basic Cutting tools
Advanced Cutting tools
Food and Water: Water will be provided and food is your own choice. Overnight Camping: You’re welcome to spend the night before and night after the course at our camp!
Length: 2 days/1 night Cost: $199
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