These raw Georgetown Flint nodules have been cleaned of
visible waste and checked to make sure they are quality material.
Priority Mail Postage within the United States is pre-paid and included in the
price of this 12 lb box of flint. The size of these nodules is great
for large daggers, axes, and blades. The material in
this natural form can also be reduced down by spalling into
smaller spalls/flakes for making multiple blades/points from a single
nodule. Georgetown Flint is a highly sought after knapping material because
it is particularly easy to knap raw, very consistent, and the cortex
often has banded layers which in contrast to the blue/grey color of the
stone creates a particularly attractive combination.
should contact us for adjusted shipping and other
limitations before purchasing.
Georgetown Flint comes from the Cretaceous Austin limestone/Chalk on the
eastern edge of the Edwards plateau in the vicinity of Georgetown, Texas. The
Georgetown material occurs in a narrow range of grayish colors, of which the
steel-blue/grey glassy translucent variant known as "Georgetown Blue" is the
highest quality for knapping. In fact itís probably one of the best quality
materials anywhere in North America and is highly sought after. We have obtained
a limited amount of this high quality material, and will be offering it while
We strive to provide the cleanest, blemish free knapping
material within our means. On some material 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 remove a
few flakes via percussion to ensure that you do not pay for large
amounts of waste.
Large knapping material requires large billets. Material
this large will require a spalling hammer, or extra large billet to process.
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 spalling hammer and/or extra large billet to your order. Texas material
tends to be a bit more dense than heat treated chert. Depending on the size
material being worked, it may be advisable to use solid copper or
brass instead of a copper bopper.
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