Hand Axe

Flint Knapping and Stone Tools

  • Prerequisite: None None
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Cost: £180

This class will be focused on the importance of stone. Students will gain the skill and experience of reducing a boulder of flint down to a useful tool such as hand axe, adze, arrow head, scraper etc. Other methods of working stone will also be covered, such as pecking, to give an understanding of how to produce stone mallets, hammers, bowls etc.

This class is self-catered, with tea and coffee provided.

Camping available, free of charge but for those who prefer a litle more comfort there are a variety of local B&B's. 

Some of the skills covered

  • Hard hammer percussion
  • Soft hammer percussion
  • Pressure flaking
  • Blade production
  • Spalling
  • Pecking
  • Stone selection