WANTED Knapping kit

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  1. Feb 10, 2020 #1

    Capnball

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    Anybody got a line on a decent compact knapping kit for flintlocks? I don't think I'll be cutting new flints from giant rocks. I'm thinking more for dressing up the Flint in the lock. I've seen a couple different kits and it seems like they go from the very bare essentials to the rediculous. What would/do you use?
    Thanks in advance,
    Neil
     
  2. Feb 10, 2020 #2

    Ames

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    I've watched videos on here on how to pressure flake your flint to get a new edge on it. I'm sure somebody will post a link for you. Cost is next to nothing. I've made mine from antler and copper wire.
     
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    Tom A Hawk

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    All you need is a leather pad, an antler tine or a copper flaking tool as noted above. Some shooters touch up the flint while still in the cock. I prefer to take it out for re-touching.

    https://www.flintknappingtools.com/flakers.html
     
  4. Feb 14, 2020 at 4:47 PM #4

    Mark Herman

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    I keep a few brass hinge pins around. They"re compact, have a ball on the end and won't create a spark.
     
  5. Feb 14, 2020 at 4:48 PM #5

    Capnball

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    Great ideneil
     

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