Hey all! I have some Thunderchert that I found in a dump, so now I am working on making my knapping tools so I can start practicing. The following pictures are of a pressure flaker/ pressure notcher that I made yesterday. I have a few questions about wither I made it correctly. First, is the point on the flaker done right? It is rounded like a bullet into a very sharp point. Is that how they are supposed to be, or should they be angled to a point, more like a nail? Second, on the end for notching I took a hammer and smashed the copper wire flat. Now that it is flat, should it be filed off like a screwdriver or should it be sharpened like a knife? How long should the flaker be from the end of the wood to the very tip of the point? Same question for the notcher. How long should it be from the end of the wood to the very end of the copper. Now, keep in mind that I have never knapped, so if these questions sound ignorant, it is because they are! LOL I gotta learn somehow though! If you all notice anything I should change other than the things I have specifically asked about, don't be afraid to mention it. Oh and one more thing, the notcher is not as rough as it looks in the pictures. It really is filed pretty flat, although I am going to work on it some more. I just wanted your opinion before I started removing more metal. Thanks guys.
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