Flint Knapped Knives

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BKWhite
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Flint Knapped Knives

Post by BKWhite » Mon Dec 08, 2014 10:56 pm

Here are two nice flint knapped knives that I currently have. Can't remember the guys name who made them but he does outstanding work. If I remember right he was from Utah. Have a great day
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Re: Flint Knapped Knives

Post by Canoeal » Thu Dec 11, 2014 3:54 am

I bought this one about 6 years ago. It has more of an eastern blade shape.
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Post by BKWhite » Thu Dec 11, 2014 9:55 pm

Great looking knife Canoeal. I really like that one. Here is an obsidian blade a guy in Georgia made. He also does outstanding work. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day
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Re: Flint Knapped Knives

Post by knife7knut » Sat Dec 20, 2014 12:17 am

Here is one I picked up on e-Bay a couple years ago.Not sure who made it but it is well done.Advertised as a letter opener,I think I paid about $10 for it.
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Re: Flint Knapped Knives

Post by BKWhite » Sat Dec 20, 2014 9:30 pm

Thats a nice one knife7knut. You did well for 10 bucks. I would love to find one like it for $10. Have a great day

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Re: Flint Knapped Knives

Post by Sasquach » Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:25 pm

Here's another ebay find. It was made in Utah by a Native American craftsman. At least that's what the listing indicated. It was also described as a letter opener but it is well made and I have used it in camp on several occasions just out of curiosity and it does the job rather well.
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Re: Flint Knapped Knives

Post by doglegg » Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:53 pm

Charlie that is an impressive flint knife. Looks very well put together. ::tu::

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Post by Sasquach » Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:15 pm

doglegg wrote:Charlie that is an impressive flint knife. Looks very well put together. ::tu::
The blade is actually knapped agate. It is put together well and held up in camp pretty well. Of course one must remember that it does have limitations as a user, otherwise we'd still be using stone knives. For instance, it is NOT suited for any kind chopping. Cutting and slicing are surprisingly good and piercing is good. Sharpening can be an issue if you don't know how to knap stone, blade loss can be 100%. I was impressed enough to start honing my knapping skills, which have only been used to knap flints for my flinch-lock rifle, with the thought in mind of making a few stone knives. So far I've destroyed a couple of attempts that were going pretty well until I got too heavy handed. If I ever get one done right I'll post a pic.
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Post by doglegg » Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:28 pm

Charlie, I have watched a couple of knappers in my life. Probably the pressure knappers made me want to try but alas the years and wear has dulled that desire. The fellow I knew best always 'seasoned' his flint in the camp fire before knapping. I've never seen anyone do agate. Watched a fellow working with Arkansas oil stone once. Anyway your knife is a beauty. ::tu:: ::tu::

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Re: Flint Knapped Knives

Post by Sasquach » Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:47 pm

doglegg wrote:Charlie, I have watched a couple of knappers in my life. Probably the pressure knappers made me want to try but alas the years and wear has dulled that desire. The fellow I knew best always 'seasoned' his flint in the camp fire before knapping. I've never seen anyone do agate. Watched a fellow working with Arkansas oil stone once. Anyway your knife is a beauty. ::tu:: ::tu::
It's one of those things you just have to get a feel for. Each piece of flint, agate, obsidian, or quartz is different and you have to kinda feel the right place to strike or knap. Just like archeological finds there will be a number of failures laying around for every one that turns out right. Knapping a small piece of flint to strike a frizzen is a piece of cake compared to knapping a knife blade or even an arrowhead.
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