Traditional abrader stone good for preparing platforms. Size
and color may vary from stone to stone. Sold individually.
After extended use the edge may become smooth. To correct
this, break the edge with a hammer to create a fresh grinding surface.
Traditional tools are also known by flint
knappers as 'abo' tools (derived from the word aboriginal). These
terms refer to tools that are made of natural materials and are similar in
function to the implements used by our stone tool making
predecessors throughout the course of human technological
development. Examples of other abo tools include hammerstones of
various densities and shapes, antler tine flakers, rib bone
flakers, lashed flakers, wood billets, sandstone edge modifiers, and
billets created from the base or 'crown' section of antler.
Flint knapping with traditional tools is
immensely rewarding, though challenging to use and not the easiest to learn
with. There remains something to be said for recreating the process that is
largely accepted as one of the most important technological advances in human
history with nothing more than items found on the forest floor.
Palm sized deer antler tine pressure flaker tool
featuring a ready-to-go tapered tip and a rounded base to fit
comfortably in the hand. Perfect for traditional notching, edge retouch,
and other general pressure flaking of points and blades. Sold
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.