2017 Pedernales Knap-In Community Event, March 30
2017 Pedernales Knap-In Event
Dates: Thursday, March 30 through Sunday, April 2, 2017
Location: Blanco County Fairgrounds, 619 N. US Hwy 281, Johnson City, Texas
Don’t miss the 2017 Pedernales Knap-In. Expert flint knappers, archeologists, and other specialists in prehistoric skills will gather from across the Hill Country of Texas to demonstrate and sell their arts. Vendors will offer reproduction stone tools, raw stone, flint knapping tools, unique crafts, food and more.
Flint knapping is the art of making stone tools by controlling how stone breaks in order to create specific shapes and sharp edges. Arrow and spear points, knives, axes, scrapers, drill bits and a variety of other tools can be made from flint (also called chert) by removing portions of the stone through various techniques. Before metal working was developed, this craft was extremely important.
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