These 17 works of flintknapping art will blow your mind.
Flintknapping is an art that traces its roots far back into ancient history. First used as a tool for survival, this primitive skill allowed people to create ultra sharp edges for hunting and everyday use. In fact the earliest recorded people in America are identified by the types of points they used. These people have come to be called Clovis people, and their points are Clovis points.
Flintknapping is still practiced today. As in the days of old, flintknapping is still used as a means to create hunting and everyday use edges. However, some people have taken this ancient skill to a whole new level.
Check out these absolutely incredible pieces of flintknapping art. All pieces and more are on flintknappers.com.
The first in our lineup of flintknapping art is the hunting inspired points. Not all of these would be great in the field, but the craftsmanship is incredible.
Check out this serrated hunting point.
Probably not a good hunter, but wow.
That detail is exquisite.
This is a replication of the aforementioned Clovis point. The fluted bottom is an indication of a Clovis point.
How long would it take to knap every serration?
The simplicity of this is beautiful.
You call that a knife? This is a knife. Look at the handle!
Here we have aother stone knife.
The coloring on this one is awesome.
Impressive, especially with that handle.
Another beautiful color-schemed knife.
Check out this dual blade knife.
While none of these pieces would be useful in the field, they illustrate the incredible talent of these flintknappers.
This one is quite a foxy design. Get it?
Hard to believe.
This was titled as an “eccentric fishhook.”
G for Goldeneye, which is what this looks like, right?
These 17 pieces of flintknapping art are just a sample of what is on flintknappers.com. The site also includes how to information, materials, and anything else and aspiring flintknapper needs.
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