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Arrow heads and simple cutting tools
Nov 3rd, 2005 at 11:50pm
 
If you are into flint knapping but are low on supplies of good rock, I suggest trying broken glass from bottles. It can be knapped into very satisfactory arrowhead or knife point. Plenty around as well. Smiley
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Reply #1 - Nov 4th, 2005 at 11:45am
 
Yeah, i tried that, since their's no flint around i picked up some broken glass and made it into a nice little arrow head.  Cheesy
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Reply #2 - Nov 5th, 2005 at 2:41pm
 
Old tv glass works too, or so i have heard.
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Reply #3 - Nov 5th, 2005 at 5:59pm
 
Glass works great. It is so sharp I got cut and was bleeding but didn't even know it. It's also fun to hit granite cobbles from a stream into shape with a rock hammer. They seem to work best with axes, because an axehead should be tough, but it doesn't need to be razor-sharp.
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Re: Arrow heads and simple cutting tools
Reply #4 - Nov 5th, 2005 at 6:17pm
 
Yeah, I got a cut on my finger from a spalled piece of obsidian the other day, and it didn't stop bleeding for several hours, even with a bandage and constant pressure. Of course, it didn't help that I accidentally pulled the incipient scab off the cut with the sticky part of the bandage, but that little bast**d was surprisingly sharp, even to me! Remember kids, don't be like Bleedin' Ole Jack, and wear Gloves! Can't stress this enough, SAFETY FIRST.
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