Knapping Flint - Learn the ancient art of making prehistoric knives

Duration: 1 day 10am -4 pm

Price: £175

Run by: stuart
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This course is also taught online.

1 Newby Street
North Yorkshire

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About the Course

This course is taught online as well as on a one to one basis at my workshop - if you have the tools or I can advise you on where to purchase the necessary tools. Tools provided at my workshop.

Sessions can be booked in 4 and 8 hour blocks but can then be broken down into bite sized two hour sessions. This helps with dealing with specific issues, time to practice and a revisit in the next session before progressing. While you can have whichever suits you best, this structure has proved the most successful so far.

Spend the day learning how to flint knapp like our ancestors during the Stone Age. On this course you will learn to shape a knife blade or arrowhead using the pressure flake method. The arrowheads are preformed so no need to learn how to percussion knapp. You will also learn how to attach the handle to the blade. Handles can be made from wood or antler.

No places will be booked without payment being made on the day of booking.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All tools and materials are provided. Please bring your own lunch - tea, coffee and biscuits provided.

Want to review this course?

Great tutor and amazing to see the knife take shape. Well worth it.

- - #11749

Once you get the knack it takes shape well. Had a really good day. Thanks.

- - #11748

Great day - good to be making a knife to take home. Highly recommended.

- - #11747

An absolute beginner but no worries here - 2 days makes it much easier as you have loads of time. Made a knife and an arrowhead. Stuart is a great teacher. Highly recommended.

- - #9257

A knife and an arrowhead in 2 days. Very therapeutic and great to see the end products emerge from the pieces of flint. Loved it. Highly recommended.

- - #9256

An excellent 2 days - had done a bit of knapping before so was able to hone my skills and made a knife and arrowhead. Great fun - highly recomended. Great teacher.

- - #9255

Was not sure how I would do but did not have to worry - Stuart is very patient and very encouraging. A knife emerged slowly but surely. Highly recommended.

- - #9254

Great fun time - lovely knife and arrowhead emerge from a piece of flint - stone age techniques applied so a bit of history in the making! Course ran over 2 days. Loved it. Highly recommended

- - #9253

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