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Flint Knappers

Posted: Sat Aug 28, 2010 10:25 pm
by saxon
Are there still a few of you who do this ancient skill ? any more taken it up since a previous topic similar ?

Re: Flint Knappers

Posted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 8:01 am
by sally
I do a little, though I'm very rusty. I won't pretend to any great skill with it though, I can rough out a core and srike off a pile of blades, but I've never got the hang of handaxes or tanged arrowheads.

Re: Flint Knappers

Posted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 2:27 pm
by guthrie
I know a few people who can do it, but they're archaeologists. It is comparatively common these days compared to what it used to be like, ie 1 person, or so I understand.

Re: Flint Knappers

Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:14 pm
by robin wood
I did a day with John Lord last year, fantastic one to two tuition with the main man of UK flint knapping for £60 each including lunch.

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http://greenwood-carving.blogspot.com/2 ... -lord.html[/url]

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This Johns site http://www.flintknapping.co.uk/

This is one I made on the day though I was better at hand axes.

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Re: Flint Knappers

Posted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:28 am
by Optio
John Lord is wonderful, his skill is immense, making knapping look so easy. Karl Lee is also out there and pretty much spot on too, hell of a skill to have in my opinion, I believe John and Karl both do courses, when I last looked John was pretty much booked up for a long time in advance (but always worth having a try to get in I suppose), and as far as I know Karl is still running courses.

Re: Flint Knappers

Posted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:31 am
by Merlon.
PM'ing Flintknapper on here will get you in touch with Karl Lees wife.
Did a course with him last year very enjoyable and informative, leant a lot

Re: Flint Knappers

Posted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:36 pm
by guthrie
KArl Lee's a good guy, very helpful. I met him last week.

Re: Flint Knappers

Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2010 1:14 pm
by Flintknapper
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