Watch: Flintknapping a Spearhead From a Rock


Watch: Flintknapping a Spearhead From a Rock

Have you ever wanted to watch a dude with a weird beard turn a rock into a spear head? Well, today’s your lucky day! That’s exactly what this video illustrates.

He starts with a big hunk of stone and works it into a fine-looking spearhead, flaking off some sizable bits of stone with which he will later make arrowheads.

As with all things primitive, the skills are simple, but this is definitely not something just anyone could do. It takes dedication and a willingness to learn how to read the stone, to know which way it will flake and how best to strike it.

Pretty cool, if you ask me.

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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