Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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TIM MURPHY,
MASTER FLINTKNAPPER

Meet Tim Murphy.
He turns flint rock into
beautiful, artisanal blades and tools.

He digs the best flint rock.
(His best flint comes from Missouri.)
And with tools made from Buffalo bone,
he hammers and fashions
razor-sharp points and blades on his lap,
one chip at a time.

This is the art of knapping.
Virtually every civilization has made
similar blades, arrow heads and points
since the beginning of time.

Tim lives in Hannibal, Missouri,
and travels the world teaching this
ancient art to students and artists.
(www.flintspirit.com)

4 comments:

  1. Fantástico!! Que trabajo tan bueno el de Tim, he visto su website y tiene cosas preciosas. Tus fotos estupendas, un buen reportaje.

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  2. You did a great story!
    I visited the website and it's great.
    I remember the pieces carved by humans in the Paleolithic.
    Wonderful!
    A hug Rik!

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