Georgetown Flint, Cleaned Small Nodules - 4-6 inch -10 lb Lot
These smaller cleaned nodules often have very clean stone, no surprises in the center, more pieces per pound, and more character than larger nodules. Cleaned of visible waste and checked to be good stone, these 4"-6" inch spall-sized nodules are great for knapping small daggers, medium spear points, medium knife blades and other stone tools. This material does not require heat treatment but can be heated up to 450F if desired. Sold in 10 lb lots. There will be between 6 and 11 small nodules in a single 10 lb lot. Each nodule will vary in size and thickness.
These raw Georgetown Flint nodules have been cleaned of visible waste and checked to make sure they are quality material. Georgetown Flint is a highly sought after knapping material because it is able to be to knapped raw, very consistent, and the cortex often has banded layers which in contrast to the blue/grey color of the stone creates a particularly attractive combination.
Georgetown Flint comes from the Cretaceous Austin limestone/Chalk on the eastern edge of the Edwards plateau in the vicinity of Georgetown, Texas. The Georgetown material occurs in a narrow range of grayish colors, of which the steel-blue/grey glassy translucent variant known as "Georgetown Blue" is the highest quality for knapping. In fact it’s probably one of the best quality materials anywhere in North America and is highly sought after. We have obtained a limited amount of this high quality material, and will be offering it while supplies last.
We strive to provide the cleanest, blemish free knapping material within our means. On some material however, blemishes do get past us because not all defects are evident at first or even second inspection. In efforts to avoid defects as much as possible, we remove a few flakes via percussion to ensure that you do not pay for large amounts of waste.
Large knapping material requires large billets. Dense Texas material will usually require solid billets/hammers. Attempting to knap large stone with too small of a billet will damage the billet and not produce sizable thinning flakes early on in the process as needed. If you are graduating to this size material from one of our kits, we recommend adding a solid copper billet. Texas material tends to be a bit more dense than heat treated chert. Depending on the size material being worked, it may be advisable to use solid copper or brass billets instead of a copper bopper.
If you are unsure about what you need, please visit our Flintknapping Buyer's Guide, or feel free to contact us and we will be glad to help.