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    I am offering these two primitive hafted knives. Lets start off with the first one.

    It is a Georgetown flint blade, made from a flake. The handle is cedar I cut in my backyard, and is hafted with Rhode Island pine pitch, and sinew from Wisconsin. Basically, it took half the country to make this thing. Please note, that I am a beginner, and it is not as high a quality as some of the more experienced knappers work. The good news is that it is thin, and very sharp.

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    Next, is something I call a Winn Paleo blade.This blade was knapped by Jim Winn, a very good knapper, who sells and knaps very thin bifaces, Clovis points, etc. He is Paleomanjim on youtube. I hafted the Obsidian blade to a cedar handle with pine pitch. It is not wrapped with sinew, but I could wrap it is desired.

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    In return, I will ask for either:

    Hafting supplies, i.e pine pitch, and sinew
    Knapping stone
    Supplies for knapping, primitives, etc.

    If you would like more pictures, feel free to ask.

    Thank you for looking!
    "The education of a man is never completed until he dies." Robert E. Lee

  • #2
    i cant believe you actually hafted Jims point.

    i would have stuck that baby in my OPP keeper case.
    do you know if he signed and dated that point?

    i would recomend you singing and dating all of your points/blades with a diamond scribe.
    its just something most all of us knappers do, 99.99% of the time you cant see it after its signed with a diamond scribe.(unless you use something like a jewelers loop)but it helps to keep them from being
    sold by unscrupulous persons as true artifacts.


    • Kentucky point
      Kentucky point commented
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      He sent two of them in a box of bifaces he sent me. I hafted this one, but the other one is in my keeper case. a KILLER dacite Clovis. They are not signed, at least not that I can see. I will keep the scribes in mind.

  • #3
    The Georgetown knife is unavailable. It has been sold elsewhere.
    "The education of a man is never completed until he dies." Robert E. Lee