Flint Knappers Unite

1 decade 2 months 2 weeks ago Monday, May 28 2007 May 28, 2007 Monday, May 28, 2007 6:51:12 PM CDT May 28, 2007 in News
loading
It's called a "knap-in"....But this gathering has very little to do with sleep.In tonight's sarah's story, komu's sarah hill and videographer scott schaefer found a group that really rocks.We have people from all over the country."Michael williams: "we have people that knap together. ""make things to go on my wall at home and socialize with degenerates like this." flint knapper michael williams said."i've been biting my tongue, you better watch it."Williams:" the basic criteria is the rock has to be able to fracture in any direction. This flake i need to take off here. I'll build a platform here. The abrasion is to strengthen the edge. If you don't strengthen the edge all you do if knock off the sharp edge. "Bob hunt/flint knapper:" i always tell people it's like pool as long as you get your angles right unless there's a flaw in the stone. ""that's the first rock i've broke in two days.""that's an example of what not to do"Williams:"the first flint knappers were the ancient people who needed sharp tools to cut mea, cut leather, things like that and one of the things they figured out was there were certain types of rock that would make a very sharp edge. Feel how sharp that is. Many people sell their points, there is a market for it. Many people like to buy points from prominent knappers. People like me i just can't get rid of them.""i just got a hard wood tip on them.""this isn't hard to explain it's just a different weapon system. ""this is the at-latl. This is the dart""it's just a stick with a handle on one end and a hook on the other. The hook goes onto the knock on the end of the dart. You flip it. It's the lever action of the long arm of the at-latl that actually does most of the propulsion. Obviously they're an effective weapons system because they were used for thousands of years to kill everything up to and above mammoth size. I put stone tips on these but they break mre easily so i just use these for target shooting. " iowa knapper john whittaker said.Williams: "this will be worked down until it looks something like this.."Hunt: "it's just very relaxing."Williams:"i'll be thinning this a little more and will make a point that looks something like one of these. "Hunt: " we start out with just a rock and we end up with a stone tool. You end up with something nice out of something that isn't anything really. "(Sound of pounding rock)If you'd like more information about napping, you can go to our website at kom-dot-com and click on "sarah's stories". Web: Please post this link on sarah's stories and links and numbers. The following link will take you to "chips", the main flintknapping magazine. The magazine (ca. 16 pages/quarter) Is a source of "how to" information, upcoming knapping events, rock and tool sources, more advanced techniques, discussions of various authentic point styles and how to replicate them, knapper profiles, etc. Chips -- the flintknapping www.Worldatlatl.Org for information on the spear throwing sport.News publication <http://www.Eskimo.Com/~knapper/chips_front_page.Html> And

More News

Grid
List
FULTON - The Fulton Police Department received a call about a trespassing in progress at 101 Spruce St. 2:15 a.m.... More >>
2 hours ago Wednesday, August 16 2017 Aug 16, 2017 Wednesday, August 16, 2017 6:22:00 AM CDT August 16, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA - Police were investigating a Tuesday night shooting on the 1400 block of Greensboro Drive. Sgt. Chad Craig... More >>
7 hours ago Wednesday, August 16 2017 Aug 16, 2017 Wednesday, August 16, 2017 1:15:00 AM CDT August 16, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA - Two local groups gathered at City Hall Tuesday to stand in solidarity with the people of Charlottesville and... More >>
13 hours ago Tuesday, August 15 2017 Aug 15, 2017 Tuesday, August 15, 2017 7:32:00 PM CDT August 15, 2017 in Top Stories
COLUMBIA - The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported a third arrest in the death of Clinton police officer Gary Michael.... More >>
14 hours ago Tuesday, August 15 2017 Aug 15, 2017 Tuesday, August 15, 2017 6:40:00 PM CDT August 15, 2017 in News
JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released results from the statewide Missouri Assessment Program, and... More >>
14 hours ago Tuesday, August 15 2017 Aug 15, 2017 Tuesday, August 15, 2017 6:06:00 PM CDT August 15, 2017 in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Attorneys for a Missouri death row inmate are asking the state Supreme Court and Gov. Eric... More >>
16 hours ago Tuesday, August 15 2017 Aug 15, 2017 Tuesday, August 15, 2017 3:56:54 PM CDT August 15, 2017 in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — The Latest on questions about Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley's residency (all times local): Noon:... More >>
17 hours ago Tuesday, August 15 2017 Aug 15, 2017 Tuesday, August 15, 2017 3:35:00 PM CDT August 15, 2017 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - A different kind of phone scam is emerging — leaving businesses and others vulnerable. Now, there... More >>
17 hours ago Tuesday, August 15 2017 Aug 15, 2017 Tuesday, August 15, 2017 3:21:00 PM CDT August 15, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA - Missouri cities along the path of totality during the eclipse will earn a combined $556,000 in supplemental income,... More >>
17 hours ago Tuesday, August 15 2017 Aug 15, 2017 Tuesday, August 15, 2017 3:04:00 PM CDT August 15, 2017 in Eclipse Impact
MORRISON - Two freight trains collided in the Gasconade County town of Morrison Tuesday afternoon, causing a crew member to... More >>
18 hours ago Tuesday, August 15 2017 Aug 15, 2017 Tuesday, August 15, 2017 2:28:00 PM CDT August 15, 2017 in News
CAMDENTON — A Camden County man was charged after police said he fled from authorities in a high speed chase... More >>
18 hours ago Tuesday, August 15 2017 Aug 15, 2017 Tuesday, August 15, 2017 1:54:00 PM CDT August 15, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA - Columbia Public Schools had its first day of school Tuesday, and the number of students in the school... More >>
19 hours ago Tuesday, August 15 2017 Aug 15, 2017 Tuesday, August 15, 2017 1:30:00 PM CDT August 15, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA — The Columbia Fire Department received a call early Tuesday morning about a man asleep at the wheel of... More >>
19 hours ago Tuesday, August 15 2017 Aug 15, 2017 Tuesday, August 15, 2017 1:17:00 PM CDT August 15, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA (AP) — Veterans United Home Loans who has seen significant growth as a provider of mortgage services will pay... More >>
20 hours ago Tuesday, August 15 2017 Aug 15, 2017 Tuesday, August 15, 2017 12:21:00 PM CDT August 15, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA — Police are investigating after officers found a woman dead inside of a burning vehicle early Tuesday morning. ... More >>
20 hours ago Tuesday, August 15 2017 Aug 15, 2017 Tuesday, August 15, 2017 11:45:00 AM CDT August 15, 2017 in News
AUDRAIN COUNTY — Ralph Eugene Harbit, 62, of Mexico, was found guilty of rape and child molestation after a jury... More >>
21 hours ago Tuesday, August 15 2017 Aug 15, 2017 Tuesday, August 15, 2017 11:00:00 AM CDT August 15, 2017 in News
ST. CHARLES (AP) — A judge will have to decide whether a former eastern Missouri sheriff's deputy and state correctional... More >>
22 hours ago Tuesday, August 15 2017 Aug 15, 2017 Tuesday, August 15, 2017 9:55:19 AM CDT August 15, 2017 in News
CAPE GIRARDEAU (AP) — One person is dead after fire broke out at a home in a rural area near... More >>
23 hours ago Tuesday, August 15 2017 Aug 15, 2017 Tuesday, August 15, 2017 9:35:11 AM CDT August 15, 2017 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 73°
9am 75°
10am 77°
11am 79°
12pm 82°

Select a station to view its upcoming schedule:

Coming Up Next

7:00a
Today
11:00a
Rachael Ray
12:00p
KOMU 8 News @ Noon
8:00a
The Steve Wilkos Show
9:00a
The Steve Wilkos Show
10:00a
Jerry Springer

Tonight's Schedule

7:00p
America's Got Talent
8:00p
Marlon
8:30p
Marlon
9:00p
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
7:00p
Arrow
8:00p
Supernatural
9:00p
KOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW
9:30p
Seinfeld