good flint source?

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good flint source?

Postby JeffCee » Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:30 am

Hey Rangers,

I just bought a steel striker which came with 3 pieces of flint about the size of a quarter each. Tiny. I might make arrow heads with them.

Where do you go when you want a beefy piece of flint( Or equivalent stone)? I'm in Los Angeles, if that matters. Web sites are welcome also!

Thanks,
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Re: good flint source?

Postby Elleth » Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:55 am

I got a big ol' box of English flint flakes from "Neolithics Flintknapping Supplyhouse"

http://www.neolithics.com/flakes-1/

You can get a lifetime supply for hardly much at all.
A pound of flakes had - for me - a number of fair-sized easy to hold chunks and and lots of little - but perfectly usable - pieces as well.
They might still be smaller than you're looking for, but I'm sure if you ask they can find you pieces closer to what you want.
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Re: good flint source?

Postby Greg » Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:12 pm

Family ordered a wad of these for me years ago for Christmas. They’re surprisingly big, and I’m still using the first I pulled out (though honestly I should probably move on to a sharper fresh piece...it’s been about 6 years.)
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Re: good flint source?

Postby JeffCee » Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:51 pm

Perfect! Thank you, Loremasters!
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Re: good flint source?

Postby Ruinar Hrafnakveðja » Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:47 am

JeffCee wrote:Hey Rangers,

I just bought a steel striker which came with 3 pieces of flint about the size of a quarter each. Tiny. I might make arrow heads with them.

Where do you go when you want a beefy piece of flint( Or equivalent stone)? I'm in Los Angeles, if that matters. Web sites are welcome also!

Thanks,


I have a massive amount of flint I gathered on a flint beach in Denmark while I was there doing an archaeological excavation. I would be happy to trade you! I can send a big piece that you can process yourself, or if you prefer I can process it into smaller pieces for you before I ship it!

Let me know :)
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Re: good flint source?

Postby Kortoso » Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:12 pm

Dixie Gun Works works for me.
They sell English flints for flintlock guns, and in that same section, lovely flint chips (#FA0465) from Ol' Blighty.
They also sell a flint nodule (#FA3000) which is like a 3 pound boulder for your chipping and sparking pleasure.
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Re: good flint source?

Postby JeffCee » Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:41 am

Hey all!
Just an update. I was out for a hike and brought my steel striker to test rocks. Quartz can be found, so thats what I was looking for. No luck.

I had just about given up when I spied a flat-ish, angular, grey-tan rock about the size of my palm. I expected it to crumble when I hit it , but I got sparks!

The rock looks kinda like Flint, not quite as smooth, But it works!
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Re: good flint source?

Postby Kortoso » Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:36 am

JeffCee wrote:Hey all!
Just an update. I was out for a hike and brought my steel striker to test rocks. Quartz can be found, so thats what I was looking for. No luck.

I had just about given up when I spied a flat-ish, angular, grey-tan rock about the size of my palm. I expected it to crumble when I hit it , but I got sparks!

The rock looks kinda like Flint, not quite as smooth, But it works!

I do that too! After testing the steel with a known good flint of course.
For a while I had a big pile of wild-caught firestones. Whoo-hoo!
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