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Offline Auggie

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What can you knapp?
« on: January 29, 2008, 07:49:22 pm »
You knappers amaze me. Im gonna get into this as I can. Isee alot of flint,chert,toilet,glass,ect.  But what other materials-stones are knappable? Id like to hear all what kinds you guys have used,and like best. Kinda curious about jaspers,agates and other rocks of color too. Thanks, Auggie.
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Re: What can you knapp?
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2008, 07:56:02 pm »
What can "I" knapp? Not much.  :'(
Others can knapp any stone that flakes in stead of crumbling.  I have a bunch of fancy Italian porcelain tile left from doing the floors in my house that works.  I use it when I want to go hunting and be snooty.  ;D Justin
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Re: What can you knapp?
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2008, 08:44:09 pm »
Off the top of my head, I've tried: Many cherts (Ft. Payne, Knox, Dover, Flint River, Coastal Plains, Pedernales, Georgetown, Edwards Plateau, Flint Ridge, burlington, Belize, Horse Creek, onondaga, Boyles, cobden, etc.) Kentucky and Indiana hornstones, English flint, rhyolite, obsidian, dacite, basalt, silicified metasiltstone, quartz, quartzite, silicious limestone, argillite, coral, opal, opalized phosphate, agate, petrified wood, Mookite, jasper, Fenton glass, slag glass, beer bottles, forty-oz. malt liquor bottles, plate glass, TV tube glass, principal's-office-door glass, toilet tanks, porcelain sinks, coffee cups, ashtrays, plates/saucers,  insulators off electric poles,  ice, and probably other wierd stuff I can't remember. Out of all that, my favorites are probably hornstone, Flint River chert, Fort Payne chert, and good rhyolite.
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Offline Coo-wah-chobee

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Re: What can you knapp?
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2008, 11:13:58 pm »
....Hmmm......Everthing Hillbilly has exceptin' fer principals office door glass, :o ashtrays and ice(whatever that is ! )  ;D Hows about shark teeth (tiger, mako, bull ), seashells(all kinds ), Stringray barbs, mussel shells, bamboo, palm, sycamore, cypress, mahogony, carrotwood and oak. Cant remember the rest memory must be fadin' ! :o.....bob                                                                ...............Oops  .just read ya said stone sorry about that !  Favorite stone is flint river chert an obsidian (volcanic glass )                                                                                                       
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Re: What can you knapp?
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2008, 12:55:29 am »
Obsidian since its plentifull and other stuff!  ;D
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Re: What can you knapp?
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2008, 07:27:11 am »
Hillbilly how long do the ice ones last,better be hunting in cold,cold weather. ;D
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Offline Auggie

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Re: What can you knapp?
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2008, 11:28:48 am »
Maybe I should asked what cant be knapped.Gonna get D C Waldorfs book and study up.Also wondered about cut slabs or pre forms ?  Something for a novice or no?Any recomendations of a material -rock for a  beginner to start knapping? Thanks for the input guys.
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Offline DanaM

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Re: What can you knapp?
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2008, 11:43:25 am »
If you live where you can just go outside and pick decent rock up yer all set. Otherwise glass
and toilet tanks are free for the finding.
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Offline Coo-wah-chobee

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Re: What can you knapp?
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2008, 01:15:02 pm »
..........Hmm dont know about "thunder chert"(toilette tanks ! ) Its tough ta work fer a novice but guess it would be good fer practice. Maybe Auggie like Dana said glass er obsidian (volcanic glass ) Obs works easy but beware it will cut ya as soon as look at ya ! They will all cut ya but obsidian has a passion fer it ! :o ;D.....bob

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Re: What can you knapp?
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2008, 02:11:13 pm »
Pain and blood make learning faster >:D
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Offline david w.

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Re: What can you knapp?
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2008, 04:28:31 pm »
i knapped my first point ever from clear glass it turned out very well and was alot easier than i expected, but i just pressure flaked it so  ia m sure that is why i t was easier.
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Re: What can you knapp?
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2008, 04:47:44 pm »
Off the top of my head, I've tried: Many cherts (Ft. Payne, Knox, Dover, Flint River, Coastal Plains, Pedernales, Georgetown, Edwards Plateau, Flint Ridge, burlington, Belize, Horse Creek, onondaga, Boyles, cobden, etc.) Kentucky and Indiana hornstones, English flint, rhyolite, obsidian, dacite, basalt, silicified metasiltstone, quartz, quartzite, silicious limestone, argillite, coral, opal, opalized phosphate, agate, petrified wood, Mookite, jasper, Fenton glass, slag glass, beer bottles, forty-oz. malt liquor bottles, plate glass, TV tube glass, principal's-office-door glass, toilet tanks, porcelain sinks, coffee cups, ashtrays, plates/saucers,  insulators off electric poles,  ice, and probably other wierd stuff I can't remember. Out of all that, my favorites are probably hornstone, Flint River chert, Fort Payne chert, and good rhyolite.

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I have always wondered if ice was knappable
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Re: What can you knapp?
« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2008, 04:53:03 pm »
Pain and blood make learning faster >:D


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Offline david w.

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Re: What can you knapp?
« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2008, 04:53:36 pm »
that was a little cut i just barely pricked my skin
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Re: What can you knapp?
« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2008, 05:28:26 pm »
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I have always wondered if ice was knappable

If you knap quick.  ;D Jolly Rancher candies also break with a semi-conchoidial fracture.

Auggie, Missouri is like the chert capital of the country, so you're in a good spot to be a knapper.
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