How to Flintknap

Learning the art of Flintknapping

On this page you'll find various video examples and tutorials on how to flintknap. The methods tend to vary from knapper to knapper, but the basic rules of flintknapping are all the same. Flintknapping is one of the oldest arts known to man. In taking a step to learn this craftsmanship, you are becoming one of a very few artists in this genre. Good luck and enjoy!


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Flintknapping - Beginners part 4

www.flintknappers.com This video series is available on DVD at the above link. This segment shows how to remove the bottom of a beer bottle and ...

1 year ago 15,402 views

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Techniques for Flintknapping : How to Shape a Knife by Flintknapping

How to shape a knife by flintknapping in this free How-to video. Expert: John Olsen Bio: Through scratching and grinding rocks, John Olsen has ...

3 years ago 21,153 views

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Flintknapping - Isolated Platforms, Part 3

Continuation....Demomstrates the benefits of isolated platforms and shows how to prepare. Shows their use from initial reduction t Continuation ...

3 years ago 6,712 views

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Techniques for Flintknapping : How to Make Stone Age Tools

How to make stone age tools in this free How-to video. Expert: John Olsen Bio: Through scratching and grinding rocks, John Olsen has made many ...

3 years ago 51,102 views

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Techniques for Flintknapping : How to Select Stones for Thinning

How to select stones for thinning in this free How-to video. Expert: John Olsen Bio: Through scratching and grinding rocks, John Olsen has made ...

3 years ago 22,756 views

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TrackersNW Flintknapping with Brian

Brian shows us the finer points of hone urban glass into an arrowhead. He really did do this in 5-10 minutes. We kept the video shorter though.

2 years ago 7,311 views

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Techniques for Flintknapping : How to Finish a Stone Knife by Flintknapping

How to finish a stone knife by flintknapping in this free How-to video. Expert: John Olsen Bio: Through scratching and grinding rocks, John Olsen ...

3 years ago 22,504 views

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Techniques for Flintknapping : How to Thin a Piece of Stone

How to thin a piece of stone in thisfree how-to video. Expert: John Olsen Bio: Through scratching and grinding rocks, John Olsen has made many ...

3 years ago 25,331 views

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amatuer flint knapping

if the most important survival tool is the knife what do you do if you have,nt go one = flint knapping

2 years ago 4,353 views

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Steve Holloways Flint Knapping Art Collage

Some of the points from Steves Collection past and present since May 2005.

3 years ago 19,036 views

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Flintknapping by Lebret

The making of a Knife in Keokuk Chert.. Old School

4 years ago 11,422 views

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Flintknapping, Novaculite Laurel Leaf Part 2

This is a 9 part series. Part 2 shows how to heat treat Novaculite. This is followed by working a large piece into a Laurel Leaf point using wood ...

2 years ago 3,583 views

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Flintknapping - Cahokia Point Part 3

Continuation of pressure flaking a small arrowhead from a percussion flake.

3 years ago 9,795 views

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Flintknapping the Type IV Danish Dagger by DC Waldorf

This synopsis of DC Waldorf's Flintknapping the Type IV Danish Dagger introduces each of the techniques used to created this extraordinary stone ...

3 years ago 11,509 views

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Flintknapping, collecting Texas flint

A short Video on collecting Texas flint along the Pedernales river in Texas. Shows what typical Texas chert and flint looks like in the field...

1 year ago 8,500 views

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Flintknapping, Novaculite Laurel Leaf Part 3

This is a 9 part series. Part 3 shows how to work a large piece of novaculite into a Laurel Leaf point using antler and wood billets as well as ...

2 years ago 2,923 views

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Techniques for Flintknapping : How to Do Percussion Flaking

How to do percussion flaking in this free how-to video. Expert: John Olsen Bio: Through scratching and grinding rocks, John Olsen has made many ...

3 years ago 10,593 views

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2010 flint knapping

this is some my flint knapping art work over the last year. 2010

1 month ago 409 views

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Flintknapping, Novaculite Laurel Leaf Part 5

This is a 9 part series. Part 5 is a continuation and shows how to work a large piece of novaculite into a Laurel Leaf point using antler and wood ...

2 years ago 1,774 views

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Flintknapping - Beginners Part 7

www.flintknappers.com This video series is available on DVD at the above link. This segment completes the beginners series. Shows how to make ...

1 year ago 7,583 views

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John Lords, flint knapper

from Ray Mears Bushcraft "Aboriginal Britain", thought it was quite fascinating.

3 years ago 8,987 views

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Flintknapper workshop

A visit to flintkapper Dan Kärrefors and his workshop in Olarp, Scania, south Sweden. 2008-03-30

2 years ago 7,894 views

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Flint Knapping( Cumberland Fluting) "The Natural Way"

Here is my first attempt at making one of the rarest of the fluted points. This point is known as the cumberland point and was made by the paleo ...

1 year ago 2,571 views

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Techniques for Flintknapping : How to Make a Biface Stone

How to make a biface stone in thisfree how-to video. Expert: John Olsen Bio: Through scratching and grinding rocks, John Olsen has made many ...

3 years ago 10,033 views


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Flintknapping - Blade Cores - ground platforms - part 2

Continuation - Shows a method of hand grinding blade core preforms on a basalt slab using chert flakes and gravel. Blades are then removed using ...

3 years ago 3,816 views

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Techniques for Flintknapping : When to Stop Thinning a Stone

when to stop thinning a stone in thisfree How-to video. Expert: John Olsen Bio: Through scratching and grinding rocks, John Olsen has made many ...

3 years ago 14,552 views


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Flintknapping, Novaculite Laurel Leaf Part 5

This is a 9 part series. Part 5 is a continuation and shows how to work a large piece of novaculite into a Laurel Leaf point using antler and wood ...

2 years ago 1,774 views


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flint knapping part one of four

flint knapping a point out of stone using copper boppers and pressure flaking tools.

1 year ago 5,067 views

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Flintknapping - Beginners Part 5

www.flintknappers.com This video series is available on DVD at the above link. This part of the series discusses fracture mechanics, a scary word ...

1 year ago 7,605 views

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Flintknapping - Beginners Part 6

www.flintknappers.com This video series is available on DVD at the above link. This segment shows the 6 stages a rock goes through from raw stone ...

1 year ago 6,980 views

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Flintknapping, Novaculite Laurel Leaf Part 9

This is a 9 part series. This final segment is a continuation and shows the final pressure flaking to finish a Laurel Leaf point using a long ...

2 years ago 3,221 views

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Flintknapping - Beginners Part 7

www.flintknappers.com This video series is available on DVD at the above link. This segment completes the beginners series. Shows how to make ...

1 year ago 7,583 views

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Buffalo River Bullseye - Flint Knapping - Flintknapping

Flint Knapping. Working a slab of Buffalo River Chert. Flintknapping.

1 year ago 2,621 views

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Flintknapping in Slow Motion, Abo Part 2

Continuation of bifacing using abo tools in slo motion at 1/10 speed.

1 year ago 798 views

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Flintknapping - Isolated Platforms, Part 3

Continuation....Demomstrates the benefits of isolated platforms and shows how to prepare. Shows their use from initial reduction t Continuation ...

3 years ago 6,712 views

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Flintknapping Hardhammer/Softhammer

Creating "softhammer" edge-initiated bending fractures with hammerstone or copper billet

3 years ago 10,870 views

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FLINTKNAPPERS' MEMORIAL.wmv

FLINTKNAPPERS' MEMORIAL. This is a memorial to all flintknappers that have passed away. I know I missed a lot of them, sorry. Most of these folks ...

5 months ago 221 views

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Flint knapping

Washingborough Archaeology Group members praticing the skills of flint knapping to learn about the flint tools the group finds during fieldwalking.

4 years ago 19,236 views

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Flintknapping - Cores and Blades Intro - Part 1

An itroduction to Cores and Blades showing recent replicas as well as photos of authentic ones from Greece.

3 years ago 7,079 views

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Flint Knapping Fundamentals: Non-Abraded Platform pt.3

In this video series I demonstrate how I think the Indians may have actually knapped - without the use of an abrading stone. This video is a ...

1 year ago 1,898 views

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basic flint knapping

demonstration of flint knapping using hard hammer

3 years ago 73,320 views

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flintknapping clovis chapter 1

I show both hammerstone fluting and horozontal antler punch fluting. Steps in building a preform with hammerstones, platform prep. techniques, and ...

3 years ago 34,655 views

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Flint knapping blue/black flint #1 of 4

My begginers flint knapping video knapping blue/black flint

1 year ago 15,832 views

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Flintknapping: Arrow Points From Bottle Bottoms, Practical Primitive

How to make an arrow point from a bottle bottom. The reduction strategy and sequence. And please remember to abrade :)

2 years ago 25,088 views

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Flint Knapping with John Lord

Video From a flint knapping course with John Lord

1 year ago 16,114 views

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Flintknapping - Isolated Platforms, Part 1

www.flintknappers.com This video series is available on DVD at the above link. Demomstrates the benefits of isolated platforms and shows how to ...

3 years ago 12,339 views

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Flintknapping a small arrow point with antler Pt. 1

My technique and some tips for making small, but sharp, stone arrowpoints.

1 year ago 9,488 views

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Flintknapping Problem Series : Square Rock Part 1

Working irregular shapes to a point! It can be done, maybe this will help you save rock!

4 months ago 1,269 views

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Flint Knapping Fundamentals: Non-Abraded Platform pt.2

In this video series I demonstrate how I think the Indians may have actually knapped - without the use of an abrading stone. This video is a ...

1 year ago 3,471 views

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Flintknapping - Beginners Part 1

www.flintknappers.com This video series is available on DVD at the above link. Explains what flintknapping is and how it got started. This is part ...

1 year ago 23,076 views

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Techniques for Flintknapping : How to Flintknap with Deer Antler

How to flintknap with deer antler in this free How-to video. Expert: John Olsen Bio: Through scratching and grinding rocks, John Olsen has made ...

3 years ago 9,739 views

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Techniques for Flintknapping : How to Do Pressure Flaking

How to do pressure flaking in this free How-to video. Expert: John Olsen Bio: Through scratching and grinding rocks, John Olsen has made many ...

3 years ago 19,580 views

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Flintknapping - Beginners part 4

www.flintknappers.com This video series is available on DVD at the above link. This segment shows how to remove the bottom of a beer bottle and ...

1 year ago 15,402 views

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Time Team's Phil Harding's Flint Knapping Demonstration

The South Dorset Ridgeway is considered by many experts to be as important as Stonehenge and Avebury for revealing the lives of our ancestors. In ...

3 years ago 12,248 views

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Flintknapping slabs part 1

Describes several different methods and techniques to work slabs into points.

3 years ago 12,915 views

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Techniques for Flintknapping : How to Make a Hornstone Arrowhead

How to make a hornstone arrowhead in this free How-to video. Expert: John Olsen Bio: Through scratching and grinding rocks, John Olsen has made ...

3 years ago 53,449 views

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Techniques for Flintknapping : Flint Knapping Defined

Flint knapping defined in this free how-to video. Expert: John Olsen Bio: Through scratching and grinding rocks, John Olsen has made many ...

3 years ago 33,229 views

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Flintknapping - Blade Cores - ground platforms - part 1

Shows a method of hand grinding blade core preforms on a basalt slab using chert flakes and gravel. Blades are then removed using an antler tipped ...

3 years ago 12,225 views

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Flint Knapping Problem Series : Square Rock Part 2 / 3

Continuation from square rock to flat bifaced step. Moving to preform condition in this video. Knife River Flint, unaltered, in the Raw State ...

4 months ago 1,191 views

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Flintknapping, Novaculite Laurel Leaf Part 5

This is a 9 part series. Part 5 is a continuation and shows how to work a large piece of novaculite into a Laurel Leaf point using antler and wood ...

2 years ago 1,774 views

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