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Just thought I would post a pic of something I have been teaching my students to make. Made this one in a class today. Its nothing fancy but separated from gear and supplies I would rather have this primitive tomahawk than nothing. Any thoughts????

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Just thought I would post a pic of something I have been teaching my students to make. Made this one in a class today. Its nothing fancy but separated from gear and supplies I would rather have this primitive tomahawk than nothing. Any thoughts????

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Very nice! I would hang that on my wall next to my collection and I would use it with confidence if I didn't have steel available.
 

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And there ya go, that’s the point i try to teach. I find often it seams students are to reliant on their gear and don’t consider the what if I don’t have my gear scenario. I find these primitive skills extremely useful if for nothing more than the confidence they build. Steel first always, but if ya dont have steel a stone will do.....
 

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I think next week we will demonstrate what this will do with flesh, maybe some pork. May as well, will have to post some pics....
 
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It's really beautiful work on your part. I look at primitive weapons as art.
I thank you sir, just takes time to learn and I highly recommend it to anyone interested. it's a great skill to pick up.
 

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Here's another nasty piece, its an Atlatl dart. I guarantee to stick the business end of this in his gut and its going to smart a bit. You can use it as a handheld weapon or launch it with the Atlatl at 100mph. Trust me when I say it has an impact….

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THAT is some nice work.
I thank you sir, anyone can learn to do this sort of thing. I am now practicing knapping glass as I figure there will always be some of that handy. I find the bottoms of beer bottles make great arrowheads. And now I have another reason to empty them....lol
 
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Almost peed myself once, when I found an area that someone long ago had been knapping at, finding flakes and half finished points everywhere.
I would love to see a video of you knapping. I would love to try it.
 

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I have been considering doing a video or two, may just have to do that soon. I just dont like putting my face online, computers would explode and children would cry. But hey there are ways around this....
 

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I think the next one we do will be lashed with a bit of Para cord, I understand it shrinks when soaked in water. Will be a good project and sense we dont always have rawhide....
 

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Any one else on this site love to find artifacts? We found a lot in Arkansas, I haven't went arrowhead hunting since moving to NM.
I spent a great deal of time as a kid digging through the caves of NC and Kentucky.
 

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Nice to look at. I have been collecting Tools for the 1800's-1900's farming community. Tough and effective.
I look at it this way. Our family settled this land using them and did very well.
There is a limit on how barebones I will go
 

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I spent a great deal of time as a kid digging through the caves of NC and Kentucky.
Agreed, I am about to start forging some broad axes based on some antiques I have from my great grandfathers things. Hewing axes especially…
 

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Hears a nasty bit of business I made on a survival weekend. Sorry its not a great pic but I didnt even realize I had it..

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