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Knife I knapped from red jasper and set into an antler handle

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Stone knife I knapped from a multi-colored jasper and set into an antler handle. Pommel is set with river smoothed quartzite pebbles and the tassel beads I made from a reddish soapstone -

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Wow man...Excellent workmanship...You made the arrow heads??? WTG, looks good...
Greetings and thanks, Paul2281. Yes I've knapped some arrowheads, but my knapping skills are not all that good as I screw up more works than finishing them. I have however made steel arrowheads as well as my own arrows.

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Well thats why there`s millions of points in the ground down here in Central fl. because they screwed up more than they used...lol...

Good skill you got there...
 

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A 15" plains style pipe made from a piece of West Virginia pipestone I traded for. I attached worked antler rims on the pipe. Stem was fashioned from the lower limb end of an ancient white oak that developers fell in my old neighborhood. Mouthpiece is of hawk bone and feather is from the same. Both legal for me to have because of my recognized status. I also work in steatite.

Pipe bag I made of doeskin.

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Outstanding work! There is a group here in the Tulsa area that does knapping. Interesting.
 

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To strike a rock with a tool, either another rock, a hammer, etc.
 

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  • thanks for that
  • would be used in flint making and such like eh? basically shapping stone?
Yes. Lots of clubs around the country that make points, and try to duplicate Native American crafts.

Jasper is a common name for a form of microcrystalline quartz. Such fine-textured, hard materials break with a conchoidal fracture, and are the point-maker's choice. I don't do that, but I am a geologist and still remember a little mineralogy and petrography from 40 years ago.
 

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just looked a stump and branch of a flowering cherry tree ,mat be able to carve a dragons head out of it not sure it 100% sound but think i can get enought wood out of it?

The other stump is a piece of Lilac had it about 8years hoping to carve a garoyle type face on the trunk and faces on the branches coming of it. I will just remove any loose material there is but leave it in as much the same state as it is ,

I will just treat it both pieces with some wood preserve and mount it on a mahgony stand if its any good

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One of the things that is fun living near Mobile bay is that the rivers that feed into it bring a lot of nice drift wood. I enjoy searching the banks for projects. These are a couple of pick ups. both have tung oil finishes.

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I have not been able to determine the wood on the dark carving. The other one is elm.
 
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