Monday, September 07, 2009

So Just What Is A "Knap In?"

A Knap In is an event held at Flint Ridge State Memorial that brings together people from all over the country who are skilled in the ancient craft of making tools and weapons from flint and other stone materials. There is a large selection of flint products for sale and flint knapping and other ancient skill technology demonstrations are held throughout the event.

Here is an example of the kinds of points knappers hand craft from Ohio's gemstone.

They work together sharing interest and techniques as they produce their products using the same methods as native Americans for thousands of years.

Roy Miller who has discovered and quarried the colorful flint on his property adjacent to the State Memorial site is known for his beautifully crafted "dovetail" spear points.

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