Comparison of the two knives types and the processes involved in their making.
The percussion techniques, gluing materials and flint knapper's tools are fully detailled.
Duration: 15 minutes
• Shaping the blade core and driving blades off • Shaping and sharpening the flint blade • Carving the wooden pommel • How to make and use betulin (birch tar) [Sample] • Handle ligatures with lime tree string or willow [Sample] Duration: 49 minutes
• Knapping a spall into a knife blade preform [Sample] • Polishing / grindingthe blade on a sandstone • Cutting, drilling and carving the antler handle • Gluing it all together with betulin, sinew fibers and hide glue • Sharpening the blade and using the knife on meat Duration: 41 minutes
• Picture galery • The hunt for flint nodules • Bernard Ginelli's work • Collection of out-takes
Duration: 16 minutes
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