Father and son

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Father and son

Hummingbird Point
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Joined: 28 Oct 2009, 16:36

25 Sep 2017, 16:33 #1

Finally got around to knapping some rock I stole from Steve Nissly at House Mountain while he wasn't looking (then pinned the crime on this dude from up north).  Did a point from each spall then a "son" from the biggest waste piece off each spall.

Mt. Kineo Rhyolite:
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Black argillite from New Jersey.  Knaps like butter compared to the quartzite I'm used to:
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Massive overshot flake from a big wood hammer on the argillite.  Was going to make a point from it, but I think it is already better than anything I can make from it:
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BrewerMo
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Joined: 26 Sep 2015, 03:35

25 Sep 2017, 17:27 #2

Nicely Done.... good job acquiring some killer material too... I started working an obsidian bifaces with my shaft punch and sent a good sized overshot across the piece. I liked the looks of it so much that I stoped at that point. The bigger ones like that have a nice feel in the hand..👍
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PeteDavis
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Joined: 11 Jul 2008, 22:18

26 Sep 2017, 01:08 #3

Wondered what had happened to the hard cobble King. Great stuff. I have not removed a flake since my Knap-In. The summer, how it goes. Great points, keep inspiring us and maybe I can follow in your flakeways soon.

PD
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PeteDavis
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Joined: 11 Jul 2008, 22:18

26 Sep 2017, 01:08 #4

Wondered what had happened to the hard cobble King. Great stuff. I have not removed a flake since my Knap-In. The summer, how it goes. Great points, keep inspiring us and maybe I can follow in your flakeways soon.

PD
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caveman2533
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Joined: 02 Jul 2009, 01:12

24 Oct 2017, 18:40 #5

Nice work Keith, the knapping and the stealthy rock acquisitions. :) I love that big overshot flake, the hammer style billets work great.
Steve Nissly
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