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Well I finally made a start !
I'm tired of just looking at those modern repo's made out of exotic material from around the world.
I'm startin small then pick up a piece at any Flint show that has something unusual.
I really bought the SUNSET JASPER, EDEN more for the flacking detail !
After the FredB flint show, I drove over to Seguin to visit the open house of the Mckee site.
Right at the walkin gate was a superb display of modern knapping.
Dan almost exclusively uses the most exotic minerals he can lay hands on...it's quite a sight.
Overall shot. Just put the eye on that closest frame !
This is pretty mundane flint but check the L E N G T H of that middle one
Here's the bargain bucket...slightly lesser wierd materials but all supper knapping.
I got my treasures from Hershall & Yvette of WICHITA TRADING Company. . . huge selection, good people
Thanks for the nice pics, just curious if that's the family that discovered the encampment on their own homestead?
Really like that pea**** obsidian, just wondering if it's the same thing as rainbow obsidian? Saw a show on Travelchannel where the native Americans still make points out of it for sale. Watched one of them knap one out on the show.
woooowwwwww!!!!!! awsome repros!
rg, the knapping demonstrators were setup on the Mckee site open house grounds. The folks in the pic with me are collector / dealers for a large number of
independant professional knappers.
Te, This variety of obsidion was from Utah. I wouldnt know scientifically how or what areas
they define the different types. This piece is pretty subtle depending on the light source. Maybe rainbow could be seen from across the room.
Here's a repro story:::
Dan T walked with me along the display tables pointing out some of the materials, siliconised sandstone, a frame from Madagascar. on & on.
Someday I might find an arrowhead out of quartz with the natural gold veins included. For years I had my thoughts fixed on the Florida fossilised
coral points as being really unique. . .BUT. . . .
Dan showed me a real one of a kind I may get back to him on if my stimulous money check comes through soon. . . .
A gorgeous yellow multi colored 3 1/2 inch point made out of COPROLITE.
[ Does everybody know what coprolite is ? ]
Wow cool points, I've got a repro turkeytail just like the one at the top. Also coprolite, isn't that fossilized dinosaur crap?
I think that's what I heard Tucker.
Yep, heard of throwing it and slinging it, but this is a new way to kill a buffalo. Or an enemy Indian. Can you hear the stories now back at camp?
Nice exotic materials SH. What color is the pea**** obsidian with light showing through it?
Sorry about that eric!
Pea****! Bahah! Can't even say pea**** 'round here!
The Bad Word program got ya!
Sorry again! It catches some strange stuff.
I have a new re-pros .. I will post um !
One per show ! Here's my latest from the Fred show 1-30-10
Hershel of Wichita Trading company about to remove my choice from the case.
It's a SCOTTSBLUFF by design but I always buy for the material.
This is the " State stone of Texas " PETRIFIED PALM WOOD.
For those that might not have seen Palm Wood ( ptrified). Instead of traditional grain, there are
vertical capilaries in the structure that when cut across can either look like little "dots" OR at a bias, L O N G "dots"
wow i love the palm wood somebody please teach me how to knapp i already know how to nap
Nother flint show, nother repro for the collection..
Still in frame, pink collored Ohio Flint Ridge material fashioned into a GRAHAM CAVE was my choice.
Here's Hershale of Witchita Trading Co. Note all the repros that can be seen on his tables.
Close ups of all 3 repos I got this trip can be seen under " SPRINGTIME IN TEXAS TOPIC "
The biggest Texas flint show of the year means special $$ offerings....
I met up with Dan Theus again and this time had the change to shop the discount box...I got 5 new additions.
The horizontal one is as clear as Amber.
The two to the right of the penny is by Jarrod....the white one is TX petrified palm wood...
One of Dan's acomplishments is a successful knapping copy of a Guatamalan cerimonial piece featured in Nat. Geo.
Temple flint show 6-4-11 means another good oppurtunity to add to a reproduction collection
Gerrod has beautiful works
I was very tempted to use this ordinary Andice as an " Insitu "
But then some sharp eyed appraiser might notice the tag
Dealer Paul Kinyon knows of my repro collecting gave me an 'Eden' made out of Tx Alibates material
We're all a bit weary of a "point in the hand" presentation...here's a change of pace.
I metup with Okalhoma Alvin at Chrisners after the Temple show.. He gave two repro's to Badger & I
I gave Badger first choice...She took the red one.
Both are Mexican Agate material
Thanks a lot Al
This posting brought forward 7-27-13 in reference to flint colorations.