Medium to large #1 graded and cleaned Texas Georgetown
Flint in easy to work spalls. Some of the finest Georgetown we have had the
pleasure of offering. This material does not require heat treatment. Sold by the
pound (1-2 pieces per lb).
Our #1 graded and cleaned 3-6 inch Texas
Georgetown spalls are ideal in size for producing medium to large points
and blades. For larger pieces, please check out our raw nodules product.
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 an attractive combination.
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
Ordering 1 pound of this material will not ensure that you will get a single
6 inch spall unless as a special request. 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 material.
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 remove a few flakes
via percussion to ensure that you do not pay for large amounts of
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. 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 billets
instead of copper bopper billets.
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
Medium USPS Flat Rate box packed with 12 pounds of our #1 graded and cleaned 3-6 inch Flint knapping Spalls Mix (Texas Flint, Novac, Keokuk, Obsidian & Dacite). Box price includes shipping within the domestic United States.