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Title: Slab source?
Post by: razorsharptokill on December 08, 2020, 04:33:37 PM
I have looked a few flint knapping suppliers and I'm not seeing much in the way of slabs. Anyone know of a good source?
Title: Re: Slab source?
Post by: Jon Stewart on December 09, 2020, 09:18:58 AM
Google Craig Ratzat. Can't remember his business name. There is also Kentucky Flintworks. I have dealt with both.  This summer try and get to a knap in. That way you can look at what you are buying and bundle prices are usually better.
Title: Re: Slab source?
Post by: razorsharptokill on December 10, 2020, 07:42:50 AM
neolithics.com is his website I believe. I looked there and it was pretty limited on slab material.
Title: Re: Slab source?
Post by: Jon Stewart on December 10, 2020, 08:10:13 AM
You may want to call Craig and ask him. We set up next to him in Ohio every summer (when allowed, lol)and he is loaded with slabs. Maybe his web site isn't up to date. Also look at flintlnappers.com.
Title: Re: Slab source?
Post by: razorsharptokill on December 10, 2020, 08:24:26 AM
Will do, thank you.
Title: Re: Slab source?
Post by: Pat B on December 15, 2020, 11:09:26 AM
Jim, I may have a few slabs I can send you. Let me check and I'll get back with you.
Title: Re: Slab source?
Post by: Pat B on December 15, 2020, 11:52:37 AM
Jim, I found a few slabs and pre-shaped slab triangles for points if you want them. Send me a PM with your contact info.
Title: Re: Slab source?
Post by: razorsharptokill on December 15, 2020, 01:11:25 PM
Thank you! That is very generous Pat! PM sent.
Title: Re: Slab source?
Post by: Pat B on January 12, 2021, 09:39:20 AM
Jim, how have the slabs and preforms worked out for you?
Title: Re: Slab source?
Post by: razorsharptokill on January 12, 2021, 10:27:38 AM
Only knapped on new years eve but the material is awesome. Oddly that slab of obsidian broke in half on the first strike of the bopper. It must have had a minute freeze fracture or something. One of the halves did the same thing. VERY unusual for a piece that thick. I'm showing a friend of mine how to knap and he got one of the glass preforms skinned on one side. When it warms up again I will get back after it. Thank you so much! I have some points picked out to send you Pat.
Title: Re: Slab source?
Post by: Pat B on January 30, 2021, 10:47:23 PM
 :thumbsup:   Looking forward to seeing them, Jim.
Title: Re: Slab source?
Post by: Pat B on February 05, 2021, 11:02:41 AM
After sending Jim a few slabs and preform slabs I got these in the mail yesterday. Thanks Jim. You do nice work.
(https://i.imgur.com/kuHHvhD.jpg)
Title: Re: Slab source?
Post by: razorsharptokill on February 06, 2021, 07:56:15 PM
Glad you like them!