Friday, September 25, 2009

How To Make Your Own Arrowheads ~ Small Point Pressure Flaking ~

I am pleased to make available to you another in our series of publications, a new brochure about making arrowheads: "How To Make Your Own Arrowheads ~ Small Point Pressure Flaking ~ "

This publication was produced in response to a request from several new knappers for guidance on making and thinning small size arrowheads.

So, in creating these instructional materials, while demonstrating methods of careful edge preparation and advanced pressure flaking techniques to make and thin small arrowheads, I asked my step-daughter to work with me to create a number of photographs of each step. All of this information was then used to put together this new brochure.

Here is a link to download the pdf brochure for your use: SMALL POINT PRESSURE FLAKING

This electronic publication is in an 11" x 17" format, with 10 different page layouts. You are welcome to use it as a reference and instruction aid for your personal knapping efforts.

If you want to order a hard copy of this new brochure, for $14.95 plus $1.25 first class postage, simply send me an email and I will return a Paypal request for payment to you and then prepare your copy for mailing. The email address to use is:

Thanks for your participation in flint knapping and arrowhead making activities.

F. Scott Crawford
Carrollton, Texas

You are invited to visit my web site for more background information and photographs related to the making of arrowheads:

For fully photo-illustrated process information related to the making of an obsidian Gunther style arrowhead, plus photographs of a number of ancient and authentic Gunther type arrowheads, you are invited to visit my other web site: