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Hummingbird Point
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Joined: October 28th, 2009, 4:36 pm

September 25th, 2017, 4:33 pm #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:


Black argillite from New Jersey.  Knaps like butter compared to the quartzite I'm used to:

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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September 25th, 2017, 5:27 pm #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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September 26th, 2017, 1:08 am #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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September 26th, 2017, 1:08 am #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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October 24th, 2017, 6:40 pm #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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