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Reply #210 - Dec 4th, 2010 at 11:11am
 
sorry, Rat Man, i didn't see your questions until just now. bone blades are ground. you can groove and cut for the initial shaping, but to put an edge on it you have to grind it. it's not as sharp as stone, but it's more durable and can be resharpened easily.
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Reply #211 - Dec 4th, 2010 at 11:13am
 
here are my latest.....

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Reply #212 - Dec 4th, 2010 at 12:02pm
 
Chris, you make state-of-art tools! You are very skilled indeed, I wish I could make such beautiful handles!
The stone knife I often use is
1) much smaller than yours;
2) much more poor in execution  Grin
I have a couple of questions: do you base your knives on some models? I mean, knives found in archaeological sites, exposed in museums...?
And another one, I've heard that warming the flint in front of a fire before knapping, makes it much more accurate, but I've never tried it out, because I haven't been knapping so much lately. Did you ever tried to warm your flint?

In my town there's an Archaeological Museum, that shows the most important collection of Stone Age foundings of all the Center of Italy, except for Firenze's Museum. There are some very nice knives, dating to Eneolithic (in my region, about 3'000 b.C.): I post the two most amazing, if you think they can interest you!
This one is from Camerano, a small city near to mine:
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and the other, damn I can't find a pic, but it's very similar to this one, with a longest tail, white flint, and it's HUGE, some 30 centimeters long! I'll post something as soon as possible!

But what I really like, are those tools:
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the circled ones - we call them "bifacciali", in English I think it's amigdala, or something similar  Smiley - true Paleolithical power!

I like them so much that I've knapped one, with which I chop down trees: I'd like to post its pics, but this is not the proper topic  Smiley
Greetings, and congratulations again!
Mauro.

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Reply #213 - Dec 4th, 2010 at 12:23pm
 
Mauro Fiorentini wrote on Dec 4th, 2010 at 12:02pm:
But what I really like, are those tools:
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the circled ones - we call them "bifacciali", in English I think it's amigdala, or something similar  Smiley - true Paleolithical power!

I like them so much that I've knapped one, with which I chop down trees: I'd like to post its pics, but this is not the proper topic  Smiley
Greetings, and congratulations again!
Mauro.


Start a topic so we can see your bifaces! Cheesy
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Pikåru wrote on Nov 19th, 2013 at 6:59pm:
Massi - WTF? It's called a sling. You use it to throw rocks farther and faster than you could otherwise. That's all. 
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Reply #214 - Dec 4th, 2010 at 12:28pm
 
Cheesy ok you have convinced me!
But I'm going out now... tomorrow in the morning I'll go in the wild for some hours and bring my biface with me - in the evening I'll start that topic  Grin
Have a nice week-end!
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Reply #215 - Dec 8th, 2010 at 10:24am
 
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Reply #216 - Dec 8th, 2010 at 12:27pm
 
Shocked I like the scalloped spine on that knife! Was it intentional, or an accident of how the knife was made?
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Pikåru wrote on Nov 19th, 2013 at 6:59pm:
Massi - WTF? It's called a sling. You use it to throw rocks farther and faster than you could otherwise. That's all. 
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Reply #217 - Dec 8th, 2010 at 1:10pm
 
thanks. it's intentional. it was such a plain little guy that i felt it needed a little something  Wink
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Reply #218 - Dec 30th, 2010 at 3:20pm
 
i picked up a pretty nice arrowhead the other day for a dollar. i believe its agate but im not sure.
it has a cool green color though. so last night i made a handle from tiger wood.

im happy how it turned out. it has an almost diamond cross section and it fits the hand great

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i slung a rock into the air! &&where it lands i know not - ow
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Reply #219 - Dec 31st, 2010 at 8:40pm
 
a bunch of new ones...

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Reply #220 - Dec 31st, 2010 at 8:50pm
 
awesome  Wink that mule deer sure does have a unique look to it
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Reply #221 - Feb 3rd, 2011 at 11:36am
 
a few new ones. all blades are smokey obsidian. the handles, from left to right, are whitetail antler, caribou, and osage orange.

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Reply #222 - Feb 3rd, 2011 at 4:04pm
 
wicked  Shocked
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Reply #223 - Feb 6th, 2011 at 2:36pm
 
Beautiful.
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Reply #224 - Feb 7th, 2011 at 9:31am
 
thanks Cheesy

a few more....

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