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Weekend: Basic Flint Knapping
THIS IS A PAID MEETUP: Be sure to register here ==> The cutting edge is what flint knapping is all about. In its purest form, a silica rich rock, broken cleanly, can produce an edge much sharper then steel. When you attach an well crafted stone point to the end of a stick, it transforms all the kinetic energy from the motion of a thrown spear or shot arrow into a cutting force. The sharper and more streamlined the point, the better the penetration and effectiveness of the spear or arrow. In this class we will go through the basic steps needed to produce a lethal hunting point. We will first start with percussion knapping, and how and where to start in on a stone blank. Once we have a suitable blank we will go through the steps, and pressure flaking strategies necessary to finish with a suitable hunting point. Register here for Basic Flint Knapping.

Primal Knowledge

11640 Buffington Rd. · Woodsboro, MD

What we're about

This is a group for those interested in primitive survival skills and where to learn them. Skills include, primitive archery, flint knapping, brain tanning, wild edibles and foraging, primitive cordage, and primitive fire. Read more about what classes are offered here. (

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