This short video about how to flint knap comes courtesy of Dave Massender of Oregon, and Colorado.
As you will see, Dave can make it look quite easy, which of course it is not. He tells me that he has been flint knapping for about 20 years, and that he could not begin to guess at how many hours of practice that it took him to achieve this particular level of skill.
He says that he has always been enamored with all things Indian, beginning at age seven when he first tagged along with his father and friends as they searched for arrowheads in the Nevada mountains. It took more than an agonizing few years to finally find someone who could teach him what he yearned to know, and a flint knapper was born.
Dave loves to work with non-traditional materials when fashioning his points and blades. He considers it a practical and useful skill, but most of all, an art form of elegant significance.
He is happy to share some of his knowledge and expertise here, just as his friend did for him so many years ago.
You can see more of Dave’s flint knapping videos and other things of interest Here.
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