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The flint knapping community is as generous with its time and expertise as any enthusiast group I know. Case in point, this excellent resource from knapper Mike Lynn, who has compiled more than 340 pages (from many contributors) of very well-written and -photographed know-how touching on all aspects of their art, published as freely-downloadable PDFs:

  1. Basic Concepts
  2. Tools
  3. Finding & Treating Knappable Stone
  4. Percussion
  5. Pressure Flaking
  6. Fluting & Notching
  7. Displaying & Making Things with Your Points

The entire series is also available as a single document. Thanks to Mike and all the books’ contributing authors for sharing with us.

Flint Knapping Info – Free eBooks

Sean Michael Ragan

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c’t – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.