Knapping a Stone Flaked Tool

Flintknapping by Dick Baugh
Video Produced by Bob Gillis


Dick Baugh at work.


The finished obsidian arrowhead!



Video 1: Dick knapping a stone flaked tool


Video 2: Dick knapping a stone flaked tool


Video 3: Dick knapping a stone flaked tool


Video 4: Dick knappng a stone flaked tool


Video 5: Dick knappng a stone flaked tool


Video 6: Dick knapping a stone flaked tool


Video 7: Dick knapping a stone flaked tool


NOTE: Knapping can cause serious harm to your body. Wear gloves and eye protection. Protect your legs and feet by keeping them covered. Always wear protective gear while knapping.
Work in a well ventilated area. Breathing obsidian dust or any stone dust can be hazardous to your health.


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