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December 16th, 2016, 4:27 am #1461

RV, your parcel of blades is packaged and on its way.  My apologies for the unavoidable delay.
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December 16th, 2016, 5:15 pm #1462

Oh my! What a surprise! Thank you very much. Bison, elk, pork, lamb and assorted birds to cut.
Probably leaving home Monday.19 but will have my mailbox cleared (we will never have door-to-door delivery.)

Aside from the yam chunks cooking to slop in less than the last hour, the meal was satiating.
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January 9th, 2017, 2:02 pm #1463

Hi all, I've already posted my knife in beginner's section and I wandering if may I post it in this section...
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January 9th, 2017, 6:43 pm #1464

Sure, why not? There's probably lots of people that havent seen it in the Flintknapping forum!
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January 30th, 2017, 8:24 am #1465

Hi, as a flinknapper I'm not too good so don't pay attention to the blades. I've started with this


and here it's shown how I hafted the blade. My goal were to obtain a monolithic knife as I've seen on paleoplanet so I managed to get this



Some of this blades broke at the end or in the middle of the handle so I've decided to recycle doing a wooden handle, but how to haft realizing something that could be used without remaining whit the handle in hand? So this way I've did this



From left, the first and the second handle are from melia azedarach and the third is made of castanea sativa. I've always desired to do something whit bone so (this way) I've did this



That's all, best regards
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January 31st, 2017, 6:44 pm #1466

Wonderful knifes! I admire your ingenious hafting methods and beautiful looking handles.
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February 1st, 2017, 9:15 pm #1467

Thanks Mike, I've seen your December project... a masterpiece! Did you ever tried bone beads?
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February 2nd, 2017, 5:28 pm #1468

Tapirchik wrote:
Thanks Mike, I've seen your December project... a masterpiece! Did you ever tried bone beads?
Thanks! You mean for beadwork? No, because I haven't yet found any that are small enough. I did, however, use bone beads for decoration on various occasions. I even tried dyeing them (which works nicely).
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June 6th, 2017, 2:45 pm #1469

My latest creation - a mini knife - English flint, ancient bone, PPG and sinew.







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June 6th, 2017, 2:50 pm #1470

Super cool! Is that a retouched prismatic blade?
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June 6th, 2017, 2:59 pm #1471

Yes, Michael, it's a small blade off a small core with unifacial retouching to create the serrated edge. Good for butchering whitebait perhaps!
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June 6th, 2017, 3:13 pm #1472

Kyle it's good to see your work again, you've been missed! You know I'm a fan of your knapping and this is one of your finest knives. The richly patinated bone handle, tastefully minimal organic bond and binds, but the real focal point in this composition is that excellent blade. I generally do as you have done, unifacial pressure flaking one side, original sharp feather edge to the other - such a knife is strong and multi-functional with many applications.

Keep at it, we don't see enough of your work.
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June 6th, 2017, 3:26 pm #1473

Thanks, Steve. I have meant to post pics of recent work but haven't found the time. One of my winter projects was to grind down a greenstone axe and although started, it's far from completion. Reckon I could chop a sapling down with it now, however!

The untouched top surface of this little knife is super sharp so I've got two blades to work with. Funnily, this knife is smaller than one of the bone needles I've made in recent weeks. I'll aim to get some pics of them up soon.
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June 10th, 2017, 11:23 pm #1474

great work fellas! been a while, here is a fossil deer jawbone & pedernales knife I just made, the points were made or finished this pass year.
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June 12th, 2017, 8:58 am #1475

Great work, Buck! Love the knife.
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June 12th, 2017, 10:43 pm #1476

Beautiful work folks.  I don't post much but I made a knife to donate to my archery club.  Hope you like it.Ugh trying to get the picture to load.




Edited to insert photo.
Michael
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July 9th, 2018, 11:02 pm #1477

This is one of my first knives to make and i am just looking for some opinions... What type of handle should i put this on?  I was thinking of using this deer antler i have but was undecided on if i should stain it darker so it wouldn't be so white with a dark blade.  Let me know if you have any ideas.
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Thanks for your time,
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July 10th, 2018, 5:16 am #1478

Very nice knife blade!
Personally, I think that the whitish antler would contrast very nicely with the dark stone.
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July 11th, 2018, 1:07 am #1479

Well here is the finished product. Im actually proud of this one.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G935A using Tapatalk

Thanks for your time,
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July 14th, 2018, 2:10 pm #1480

Nice.
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