Working Challenging Shapes
This DVD was created with the beginner and intermediate
knapper in mind. Its truly an important piece
of the knapping puzzle.
In these 2 DVDs, Mike uses copper tools to demonstrate
techniques in working square edges; turtle back humps
and then takes one of the preforms to a finished point.
These are all common shapes beginning and intermediate
knappers struggle with. Mike shows, in detail, the
process of taking on these difficult shapes. See Mike
take the mystery out of removing squared edges, cortex,
build isolated platforms, edge clean up and then take
you to a finished notched point.
Mike Santiago began his knapping quest in the year
2000 after finding a flint arrowhead while walking
a field in northwest PA. This sparked his curiosity,
which quickly evolved into a passion. Like most of
us, Mike was hooked and knapped almost every day since
he started. This story is ever so common. The amazement
of how they were crafted thousands of years ago has
developed into a challenge for many people even today.
Mike was self-taught for the most part since he
had no one nearby to learn from. He later polished
his skills by watching videos and continued practice.
Now he specializes in fluted points and Flint
Ridge Ohio style points, Mike gets deep satisfaction
when modern collectors marvel at his work. You can
see his work at www.flintknappers.com, the Lithic
Arts Journal Vol. #1 and in the flintknapper's
An added bonus!
Produced by Mark Bracken and
Mark Bracken, founder of Flintknappingtools.com
takes you step by step on the process of billeting
cut slabs. Working slabs with percussion is tricky
business. Mark takes you through the process step-by-step
explaining the techniques modern knappers use to work
these unnatural shapes into a preform.
Total run time of
both dvd's 2 Hrs. 31 min! on DVD-R