Dec 03 2006

Awl Update

Published by at 7:48 pm under Animal Materials

Had planned to finish this project today, but due to several more pressing concerns I was unable to do so. Among them pictures for this wednesday’s article.

Smashing bones is usually only semi-predictable. But it is more likely than not that you will get a good awl blank. This time was no exception. The roe deer hip bone took a blow with an antler hammer to the side and broke off in three nice pieces.

Next there is grinding, grinding and more grinding. Grinding bone is luckily a lot quicker than grinding antler. What is left on this particular piece of awl is really just to grind it to a longer and narrower point.

Regards
Torjus

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