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Flint-on-Flint Firestarting

For practitioners of primitive arts, flint-and-steel has long been a mainstay of fire-starting. Better yet, is if we can hit two rocks together and light our fires. Flint-and-steel is excellent training to learn the technique of making and catching sparks. … Continue reading

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Primitive Technology–Primitive Forge Blower

Here is an excellent piece of ingenuity!

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Primitive Arrowhead Option

Here is a copper arrowhead that I just made out of a 1-inch piece of 1/2-inch water pipe. Sitting on the anvil around it, are all of the tools used. You can see that one side is filed smooth and … Continue reading

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Primitive Pinch-Pot

While planting corn last spring, I happened on a nice lump of clay in otherwise loamy ground. Just for fun, I pinched this pot out, and took it in the house to dry on a rack near the wood cook-stove. … Continue reading

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Introducing the PTS Bush Knife!

This project is an attempt to fill the needs of those studying primitive wilderness skills, by supplying a well-designed, durably constructed, light-weight, powerful all-around cutting tool at a minimum of expense. The blade is cut from used sawmill blade, and … Continue reading

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Semi-Primitive, Grinderless Scandinavian-style Full-Tang Knife Project

This project began a year or more ago.  Every now and then, a knifemaker gets an urge to get away from the belt grinder, and try to do something the way an ordinary person with limited equipment could do it–relatively … Continue reading

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