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Thread: question for flint knappers, where do i get copper slabs

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    Default question for flint knappers, where do i get copper slabs

    last august while at the knap in i saw a few vendors/knappers who
    had for sale various pieces of copper slabs solid pipes and so on.
    where do i get 1lb copper slabs. reason bieing i want to make a ax
    like OTZI carried.

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    Administrator Rick's Avatar
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    Nov 2007
    Central Indiana


    You'll probably have to look for copper rods. You can get them in round and square shapes. Just remember if you do any smelting of copper it releases arsenic gas.

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    thanks for the tip. i just found what im looking for but ill have to pound it into shape.
    it,s a 6in longx 1/1/4 thick solid copper billet. @flintknapping tools,llc 30,00 dollars.

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    Senior Member hunter63's Avatar
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    SE/SW Wisconsin


    Shouldn't be too difficult..... as "Even a Cave man can do it"...........Bhohahahaha

    Aw man,..... I'm sorry,...... I just couldn't resist........
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    First 50 years...worried about the small stuff...second 50 years....Not so much
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    I made a couple of copper knappers from old large soldering heads (square in shape with a point on the end.) They are solid copper and work fairly well.
    Ohio Rusty ><>


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