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Basic Flintknapping

Course Overview

Have you ever wondered how our ancestors produced sharpened tools of stone-like axe heads, knife blades, and arrow points? Learn how flintknapping evolved and how to identify appropriate base materials from which you can produce a variety of sharpened stone tools. This class will introduce the basic techniques of pressure flaking and percussion, providing the basis for years of frustration, small cuts to the hand, and the exhilaration of crafting a thing of beauty and utility from a rock. Materials fee includes practice stone and tools for class use, a 3/4-inch diameter bopper for percussion work, a hand pad for pressure flaking, a small pressure flaker, a coarse abraider, 1-biface and several pieces of high quality flint flakes. Materials fee includes a seven-piece knapping kit.


Sat, Jul 20th, 2019  –  Sun, Jul 21st, 2019

Course Details

Length: 2 Days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: 9am-5pm
Registration Cost: $240.00 *
* Early-Bird rate in effect until Sat, Jun 8th, 2019
Includes materials fee of $90.00

Required Tools

You will need the following tools for this class:

  • safety glasses
  • leather gloves
  • dust mask

Optional Tools

Please feel free to bring whatever tools you feel will be most appropriate for this class.

More Information

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.

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* Early-Bird rate in effect until Sat, Jun 8th, 2019
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Cancellation Policy

If North House must cancel a course, students will receive a full refund of any payments made for that course.

Students who cancel their enrollment more than 21 days prior to the course will receive a refund less a $50 cancellation fee to cover administrative costs. In recognition of the time and energy instructors invest in preparing for courses, students who cancel their enrollment 21 days or less prior to the course are not eligible for a refund.

Certain classes have different cancellation policies. When this is the case, it will be noted in the Course Overview on this page. Please be sure that you are familiar with your class's cancellation policy, and contact us if you have any questions.