Limited quantities available of this rare material. Medium
to large #1 graded and cleaned spalls of dark grey Arkansas Novaculite
stone. This particular variety cannot be heated, and is able to be knapped
raw with some practice. Sold by the pound (1-2 pieces per
Raw grey novaculite is a rare material and works a bit
different than the heated white or colored varieties. In its current raw
form it is knappable with some patience and proper platform preparation. Some of
this material does have a slight gloss, but most is matte grey.
This variety of novaculite CANNOT be heat treated. Doing so will
destroy the material
The 3-6 inch Heated Novaculite spalls are ideal in size for
producing medium to large points and blades.
Our Novaculite stone is mined, cleaned and graded in-house to
control quality and consistency from out of the quarry to your doorstep.
Hundreds of tons of overburden and weathered 'rotten' novaculite must be removed
before we see the first spall of nice clean stone.
Our cleaned and graded #1
Novaculite usually ranges in size from 3-6 inch pieces. Ordering 1 pound of
this material will not ensure that you will get a single 6 inch spall. Most
often a one pound order will contain two pieces of stone in the approx 4 inch
range. To make certain you receive the full range of sizes of this material you
will need to order multiple pounds or purchase a flat rate box of
We strive to provide the cleanest, blemish free knapping
material within our means. On some spalls however, blemishes do get past us
because not all defects are evident at first or even second inspection. In
efforts to avoid defects as much as possible, we perform a few thinning blows to
ensure that you do not pay for large amounts of waste, over thick spalls, or
fragile/thin sizes that will shatter with the first strike.
Large knapping material requires large billets. Attempting
to knap large stone with too small of a billet will damage the billet and not
produce sizable thinning flakes early on in the process as needed. If you are
graduating to this size material from one of our kits, we recommend adding a
large copper percussion billet to your order. If you are unsure about what you
need, please visit our Flintknapping Buyer's
Guide, or feel free to contact us and we will
be glad to help.
Tool pack of some of our most popular modern
flintknapping tools in one cost effective bundle. Features two sizes
of copper bopper billets and supporting supplies, good for small to large
spalls. The copper bopper billet design features a lead core that
provides a comfortable weight forward strike and soft
Our most popular size of traditional percussion tool, this
medium 5-8 oz traditional antler billet is perfect for flake removal
and some fine work on medium to small points and blades. Sourced
from naturally shed deer antler, all of our 'abo' billets are
domed and can be resurfaced many times. Sold
Medium USPS Flat Rate box packed with 12 pounds of our #1
graded and cleaned 3-6 inch Flint knapping Spalls Mix (Novac, Keokuk, Obsidian
& Dacite). Box price includes shipping within the domestic United