Fire by hand drill

Fire by hand drill

Wednesday 25 August 2010

Primitive tools


I have been working on a number of primitive tools. The first picture shows a seasoned Yew Harpoon point, bound onto a Box shaft with hemp fibres, which are excellent and very strong. I am going to add a number of bone spines on the back with pitch glue.

The second picture shows a Hoko knife with a juniper branch, which is a direct result of my recent flint knapping practise. The entire knife is constructed with the help of stone tools only.

When i was binding it I caught my thumb on the blade and opened a very deep cut so am in no doubt of its effectivness for the likes of game prep or general light cutting duties.


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