Solid Bone Pressure Insert

bone pressure flaking insert for flintknapping tool
pressure flintknapping using the traditional wood pressure flaker
unwinding lashing cord on the traditional wood pressure flaker tool
removal of bone tip on the pressure flintknapping tool
lashing removed on the traditional wood pressure flaking bone tipped tool
bone pressure flaking insert for flintknapping tool
pressure flintknapping using the traditional wood pressure flaker
unwinding lashing cord on the traditional wood pressure flaker tool
removal of bone tip on the pressure flintknapping tool
lashing removed on the traditional wood pressure flaking bone tipped tool

GoKnapping

$5.00 
SKU: TLS138

Replacement bone pressure flaking insert for use in our Abo Bone Tipped Hand Flaker. Each tip is handmade and is 3.5 to 4 inches long. Sold Individually.

Traditional tools are also known by flint knappers as 'abo' tools (derived from the word aboriginal). These terms refer to tools that are made of natural materials and are similar in function to the implements used by our stone tool making predecessors throughout the course of human technological development. Examples of other abo tools include hammerstones of various densities and shapes, antler tine flakers, rib bone flakers, lashed flakers, wood billets, sandstone edge modifiers, and billets created from the base or 'crown' section of antler.

Flint knapping with traditional tools is immensely rewarding, though challenging to use and not the easiest to learn with. There remains something to be said for recreating the process that is largely accepted as one of the most important technological advances in human history with nothing more than items found on the forest floor.