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tinker

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Flint
« on: May 09, 2021, 07:42:03 PM »
Does anyone know where I can get hold of some Aussie flint.

Agate Head

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Re: Flint
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2021, 11:04:36 PM »
Baltic flint under PT Germain jetty SA at low tide.

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Re: Flint
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2021, 10:29:46 AM »
Thanks Agate head, is that Portland Jetty you talking about.

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Re: Flint
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2021, 10:30:28 AM »
Ooops thats Point Germain Jetty SA

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Re: Flint
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2021, 04:51:34 PM »
Yep Port Germaine in SA old sailing ships used it as ballast and tossed it over board to pick up sandal wood.

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Re: Flint
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2021, 06:43:36 PM »
Yep Port Germaine in SA old sailing ships used it as ballast and tossed it over board to pick up sandal wood.

So, would it technically be Australian flint as per O.P., or would it have come from England?
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Re: Flint
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2021, 08:28:52 AM »
Well its here now so be it Australian.  ;D

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Re: Flint
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2021, 09:00:44 AM »
Well its here now so be it Australian.  ;D
Lol.
I looked up Baltic Flint, came across a funny quote below from flintsource.net http://www.flintsource.net/flint/infD_baltic.html:

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Baltic Flint constitutes a flintsourcerers nightmare. It is something like having your place invaded by a horde of barbarians who smash up the cabinet with your reference collection, rip open the bags, empty the boxes and scatter the contents all over the floor. Then they start stamping on the stones, crushing most of the larger specimens. And after you have cleaned up the mess a bit, they come back and do it again.

The 'barbarians' are actually references to glacial cycles of the Pleistocene in northern Europe transporting and working the flint material as it moves slowly southwards.
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Re: Flint
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2021, 10:20:47 AM »
What do you want it for and what size pieces do you want?
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Re: Flint
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2021, 08:27:29 PM »
Butch metter, I have a friend that asked me if I could get hold of some flint for him, he makes knife blades out of the stuff.

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Re: Flint
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2021, 07:11:03 PM »
I gave some ribbon stone to a flint knapper, to make a knife, he was excited, reckoned it was the hardest and best material he had ever worked with.  He had used agate, chert, flint and obsidian. 
I have the knappers used in the process as well:
see - https://youtu.be/IF7B73rGiW8
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Re: Flint
« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2021, 06:28:29 AM »
You can get flint in the limestone from around Mt Gambier. Also along the coast below Mt Gambier there are large deposits of it along the sea shore, washed out of the limestone obviously and piled up into low mounds, I think where I saw it was around Kingston.

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