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Aug 4th, 2011 at 12:13am
 
  Here are the points I made during the week, I didn't have much time to work so I didn't make many,
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And here are the points I made up today,
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I have made all but the two big ones and 2 of the little ones in both pics into necklaces to sell at a market I go to, and that's actually today, it's 1:00am thursday here....gotta hit the sack!
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Reply #1 - Aug 4th, 2011 at 10:36am
 
Ever think about selling your points unmounted for hunters?  Bill
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Reply #2 - Aug 5th, 2011 at 5:58am
 
You made some very good points in this post. Cheesy  I like that gray-and black rock you used in the first pic.
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Reply #3 - Aug 5th, 2011 at 10:40am
 
  I have thought about it, but I am not making a lot of large ones due to the materials that I have on hand and most of them would be bird point size as far as the stone points go.  The glass ones I could make for hunting but stone is better for hunting as glass ones will break on contact with bone, (so will obsidian points,) and that isn't good if you missed a lethal area.
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Reply #4 - Aug 5th, 2011 at 11:14am
 
"Bird" point were actually used to hunt deer. http://archaeology.about.com/cs/lithics/a/thepoint.htm There may still be a market for using your small points to hunt with.
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Reply #5 - Aug 5th, 2011 at 1:22pm
 
I suspect that as a curiosity necklace luke will get a lot more money that ahunter would be willing to pay for a single arrow point.

Those are works of art Smiley

you thought about making the smaller ones into earrings ?
Now they would probably sell very well.
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Reply #6 - Aug 5th, 2011 at 1:41pm
 
Man, you are getting good at this. I really admire your skills. How long have you been knapping?
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Reply #7 - Aug 5th, 2011 at 5:08pm
 
Curious Aardvark wrote on Aug 5th, 2011 at 1:22pm:
I suspect that as a curiosity necklace luke will get a lot more money that ahunter would be willing to pay for a single arrow point.

Those are works of art Smiley

you thought about making the smaller ones into earrings ?
Now they would probably sell very well.

I agree entirely. I know a lot of people who would buy glass or stone arrowhead earrings in a heart beat. I'd even consider piercing an ear and wearing one, and I normally dress very conservatively*.

*To the point where almost every article of clothing I have is monochrome, and not one of these articles has either words or a picture on it.
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Reply #8 - Aug 5th, 2011 at 5:09pm
 
Be cautious hunting with those points .... some states require a wide broadhead in order to cut a bleedout channel. In Texas it is 7/8" with at least two cutting edges. YMMV depending on your state. In Nebraska a sharpened hunting head with
a blade of at least 7/16-inch cutting radius from the center of the arrow shaft
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Reply #9 - Aug 8th, 2011 at 5:06pm
 
Not that your points were by any means bad before, but I can see a big improvement.  Your skills are becoming quite honed.  These latest points are very professional looking.  Nice work.
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Reply #10 - Aug 11th, 2011 at 2:54pm
 
i think the teardrop points would look better notched, just my opinion, but they are wery beautiful.
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Reply #11 - Aug 11th, 2011 at 8:57pm
 
obsidian and glass are great for hunting even if they do break you just get another sharp edge and they keep penetrating.
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Reply #12 - Aug 11th, 2011 at 10:23pm
 
  Thanks for all the comments.  All the ones I didn't keep from that lot are all now sold, basically all the ones along the top 2 rows.  I think around here it is 7/8 in. wide and 1 1/2 in. long but I will have to check that.  You can hunt small game with something smaller though.  I can certainly  make points large enough for deer hunting though. 
   I will be making more up this week and posting pics.

  I've thought about making up some earrings but I haven't gotten a good design figured out yet.
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