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Offline Don W

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Are these flint knapping tools
« on: August 06, 2022, 10:10:17 am »
I found these is a bucket of old tools. A few folks on facebook thought they might be for flint knapping. Any thought?

At first i thought they were copper tubing but they are actually made from brass rod.


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Offline Yooper Bowyer

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Re: Are these flint knapping tools
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2022, 11:58:35 am »
First thought is hoof picks, but I really don't know.  Not sure how you would use those for flint.  Also, I understand flintknapping is something of a rediscovered art, those look like they're from a time it was rare (still is, come to think of it  :)).

Offline bjrogg

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Re: Are these flint knapping tools
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2022, 08:46:46 am »
My guess would be soldering irons used with a forge. My grandpa had several of various sizes.
His were similar to those

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Offline gutpile

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Re: Are these flint knapping tools
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2022, 03:33:09 pm »
really to long for flint knapping IMO.. gut
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Offline YosemiteBen

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Re: Are these flint knapping tools
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2022, 12:58:07 am »
kinda look like soldering irons...