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One Day Flint Knapping Course – Kent

February 7, 2008

Flint KnappingIf you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at making razor-sharp arrow heads, spears, knives, jewellery, scrapers, axe heads, blades or other ancient flint knapped artifacts just like your ancestors.

Not only will you be shown HOW to flint knap, you’ll also be using Antler hammers, quartzite pebbles, copper, leather and flint to make your OWN tools.

With one-on-one guidance and tuition from Will, you’ll soon be turning out the same implements your prehistoric ancestors relied on for their very survival.

Here’s just some of the things you’ll discover on this course:

How to select the right type of flint for tool making. Get this WRONG and you’ll be left with a pile of useless flint chippings.

How to get the best edge and shape for cutting and pointed implements.

We’ll show you quick and easy ways to MASTER the techniques of “pressure flaking”, “notching”, “percussion flaking”, “stemming” “indirect percussion” and “fluting”.

We will demonstrate why blows sometimes work and sometimes a slight error can make things fall to pieces.

On this course you will find the ‘lost’ skill to knap your own hand axe, arrowhead or blade cores. Imagine taking home your own piece of ‘ancient’ history.

Cost:

£59 Per Person

Dates:

23rd February 08

26th April 08

Website:  http://www.natural-pathways.co.uk/flint-knapping.htm

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