Tag Archives: Modoc National Forest

Second, third, and fourth knapped points

The one on the left was my second point. I got a few tips from expert knapper Ken Peek working on it with the California Knappers (http://www.primitiveways.com/California_Knappers.html). The two on the right I did alone. These are made from cobbles I collected from a stream near the Middle Fork Davis Creek obsidian mine in Modoc National Forest, CA.
I’ve mounted them on the skeleton of an Opuntia cactus I got off some ancient lava beds in New Mexico.

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Third knapped point

This is the third arrowhead point I’ve flint-knapped, and the first I did without any help or pointers from expert knappers. Made from obsidian I collected from a stream near the Middle Fork Davis Creek obsidian mine in Modoc National Forest, CA. Note the red pigment at the very tip; this is part of the stone, not blood.

My first knapped point – small arrowhead percussion and pressure flaked from obsidian collected from the side of bottle rock road near Mt. Konocti, CA.

My first knapped point – small arrowhead percussion and pressure flaked from obsidian collected from the side of bottle rock road near Mt. Konocti, CA.

My first knapped point – small arrowhead made from (bubbly=knappably-inferior) obsidian collected from the side of bottle rock road near Mt. Konocti, CA (photos of site in below posts). Made with the help of Dino Labiste with the California Knappers (http://www.primitiveways.com/California_Knappers.html). Arrowhead is atop a weathered obsidian specimen from the same area.