Basic Flintknapping (Age 14+)


The term “Flintknapping” is from a German language and means to “break stone”. In this class we begin with the basics and learn how our ancestors made stone tools and weapons. You will not only learn how to use basic flintknapping tools, but you will learn an application for “Stone Art”, skill, survival and physical and mental exercise. If time allows, we will take a rock run on the olde time Pine Creek Road to identify local workable stones. You will create a triangular point during class by using bifacial reduction by percussion knapping and pressure flaking techniques. You will leave with the tools and knowledge to be able to practice and hone your new craft. This class will also prepare you for an optional intermediate class offered October 3, to continue your new journey.

Tuition includes: a basic tool kit which contains a lap pad, coarse abraider, small pressure flaker, 3/4 “diameter bopper, rubber hand pad, and several spall flakes.

Materials fee includes: Practice stone and tools for class use.

Bring your own safety glasses, a permanent fine tip marker and a sack lunch–breaks are happening throughout the day.

Note: If you have tools that your currently use, bring them to class and we will discuss their olde-style usage as well. Advanced tools will be provided for this class and can be purchased if needed.

Class Limit: 5 students (For safety reasons, no students under 14yrs)

FC1033 Saturday, July 11, 10 AM – 6 PM  | Instructor: Robert Keiper| Location: Workshop | $150

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