Traditional Flintknapping Kit
An introductory kit into flint knapping that includes all necessary tools and enough rock to get you started. This particular package is great for traditionalists, students, or anyone else who appreciates doing it the ancient way.
- Traditional Antler Billet (3-5 oz, Mule deer shed, may show weathering)
- Antler Tine Pressure Flaker
- Natural Sandstone Abrader
- Medium Leather Leg Pad
- Leather Hand Pad
- 2 lbs Select Flintknapping Stone (Mix may contain Novaculite, Keokuk, Dacite and/or Obsidian)
- Basic Flintknapping Techniques DVD
- 12 Page Basic Instructional Booklet
Antler tools are not the easiest to learn with but offer a great rewarding experience. We recommend one of our kits that include copper tools for someone looking to get the easiest introduction into flint knapping.
Kit comes in a white tabbed box with a label. Great Gift Item!
*Flintknapping involves sharp stone flakes and is not for all ages. Please gift responsibly*
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 hammer stones 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.