Knap In in Germany

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Knap In in Germany

Blattspitze
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May 26th, 2008, 2:23 pm #1

Last weekend we had the biggest Knap In in Germany ever (just the second). There were knappers from the US, Switzerland, Poland and Germany. Here`s a link to some pics:

http://www.archaeoforum.de/viewtopic.php?t=1608
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May 26th, 2008, 3:36 pm #2

Blattspitze, I copy and pasted the link but it didn't work
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May 26th, 2008, 3:51 pm #3

It worked for me......

Awesome pics.......cool tools......

Question.......the guy who has the wooden pole that looks like he's levering an outhouse.....what is he doing? And, do they have obsidian over there or did you acquire it somewhere else.
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May 26th, 2008, 4:35 pm #4

Cool pictures. Excellent! Nice points, daggers, and axes. All look very well made.

Looks like a good time. The smiles on everyone's face tell much of the story.

Where is the banded rock from?

Jim
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May 26th, 2008, 4:39 pm #5

Here are some pics if it doesn`t works the other way.

Goose, the man with the pole is pressing blades, the core is shown beneath. We don`t have obsidian. It`s from Oregon and Michael Bootz worked it.






















This is the great Andreas Benke, he made all the stuff shown below.


















Here`s me using an ivory billet for flake blades the first time of my life.(Pics by L. Stegoweit who examinated original ones from Austria.)






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May 26th, 2008, 4:40 pm #6

The banded rock is chert from Kleinkems, Baden-Wuertemberg and tabular banded material from Bavaria, "Arnhofener Plattensilex"
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May 26th, 2008, 10:16 pm #7

holy cow,that looks like a blast.i want to next year.and some sweet rock too.later john
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May 26th, 2008, 11:48 pm #8

Thanks for sharing the pics. Very nice!
I like poetry, long walks on the beach, & poking dead things with a stick.........
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May 27th, 2008, 2:18 am #9

Thanks Blattspitze for posting, not sure what i'm doing wrong as I copied and pasted the link again and still no go.
That is a cool place and looks like a great time! Andreas Benke, wow that guy could flute a brick, eh?
Thanks for posting photos, good to see what is going on across the big pond. I'd sure like to know why I can't seem to get to the site as I'd like to see more photos.
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May 27th, 2008, 6:40 am #10

The knap in was an absolutely fantastic event and the Federsee museum is a great place. It was the first opportunity for me to meet with other knappers and I enjoyed every minute! Marquardt's and Andreas' knapping skills are breathtaking, I can only hope to reach that level one day.
I'm the guy with the stupid grin on the left side of the 7th picture from the top.

I sure hope we can do another knap in in the not to distant future.

By the way: the obsidian is from Mexico (at least that's what the mineral shop where I buy the stuff told me). I think David's obsidian came from Oregon.
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May 27th, 2008, 8:18 pm #11

Do you think I can join you as an absolute knapping beginner too next time?
Will the next one be in Baden Wuerttemberg again? And do you already know when?

Erwartungsvolle Gruesse
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May 28th, 2008, 6:06 am #12

Sure you can. The more the better
It doesn't matter that you are a beginner. Ron (the guy next to me on the picture who is pressure flaking on the table) did his first knapping ever at the knap in!
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May 30th, 2008, 2:38 am #13

Hello there Eric` s rocks here . just wanted to know who the knapper were from the US.
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May 30th, 2008, 6:59 am #14

Hi Eric,

it was David Gilliland.
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June 8th, 2008, 8:29 pm #15

Michael,

Very cool stuff, and talented knappers too Thanks for sharing and it looks like another annual knap-in is born!

Pecking Girl
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June 9th, 2008, 10:50 pm #16

I don't find that knapping good. I find it down right scary, could Germany be so far ahead of the rest of Europe on the skills department.

Some of those points are subliminal.

German efficiency. Or are they US knapper visiting?
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June 10th, 2008, 2:27 am #17

my name is john wetzel and my grand parents come from the black forest.so do i have an invite for next year.LOL...john
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June 12th, 2008, 4:05 pm #18

Blacktail, you`ll get an invitation of course!
toltecitzli, you know us germans, we are usually under- or overestimated to the extreme.
I never thought about a european knapping competition, and I don`t like thinking about my beloved hobby as a fight. But I could bet the best individual knappers in Europe still are from France and Denmark. (Our humor came up two points in the last decade, it`s now existing) But if you don`t think that Andreas`stuff is good, I`d like to see yours!
Marquardt
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