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Kit Carson festival & knap-in
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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2019 7:41 pm    Post subject: Kit Carson festival & knap-in Reply with quote

Will be a couple hours away from the event this weekend as I travel. A knapping buddy here in TX says it's a good event. I've never been. Trying to talk myself into going! Any buddy here been?

Thanks for any reply.

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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2019 10:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Kit Carson festival & knap-in Reply with quote

well ifn you dont go and have a butchers...you will forever wonder ifn you shouldve done so....... a couple of hours isnt a lot to loose in the grand scheme of things.

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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 3:30 am    Post subject: Re: Kit Carson festival & knap-in Reply with quote

And what else do you going on a long holiday weekend?

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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 3:34 am    Post subject: Re: Kit Carson festival & knap-in Reply with quote

Like, do you have any more info on the event? I can't find any mention of it on-line.

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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 9:50 am    Post subject: Re: Kit Carson festival & knap-in Reply with quote

slimjim wrote:
Like, do you have any more info on the event? I can't find any mention of it on-line.

From Flintknappers.com event list:

Friday, May 24, 2019 to Sunday, May 26, 2019
Kit Carson Native Arts Festival & Knap-in - TN
Website: flintknappers.com/flie...on2019.pdf
Everyone is invited to this free event. Please see the flier for more details... Located on the Carson Homeplace - 481 Curtis Chapel Rd. McEwen, TN 37101.
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The flyer shows the same info. I'm thinking I'll swing thru on Friday and check it out. If need be, maybe hover so I could do Sat also.

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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 3:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Kit Carson festival & knap-in Reply with quote

"...you will forever wonder ifn you shouldve done so....... "

"And what else do you going on a long holiday weekend?"

Well I was gonna work on my grape vines. That's why I'm traveling that direction, but y'all talked me into it. I'm there, it's happening, why not! Thanks for the help

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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 6:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Kit Carson festival & knap-in Reply with quote

Flint knapping is something I've always wanted to try.

Flint is not something regularly found down here in OZ, but no doubt it is here...I just haven't looked hard enough. I'm sure it is common where Elvis lives in NZ...the Shaky Isles...no shortage of old volcanoes there to find obsidian to knapp. An obsidian knife would be great to have if for no other reason than as a conversation piece.

I've seen videos where guys use the base of beer bottles because it is thick enough to knapp and produce things like arrowheads.

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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 10:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Kit Carson festival & knap-in Reply with quote

Vince...Vince...Vince....any excuse to consume some of that brown bubbly nectar has to be good.....

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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 2:18 am    Post subject: Re: Kit Carson festival & knap-in Reply with quote

Elvis wrote:
Vince...Vince...Vince....any excuse to consume some of that brown bubbly nectar has to be good.....

Cheers Cheers Cheers Cheers

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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 1:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Kit Carson festival & knap-in Reply with quote

Like.358s wrote:
y'all talked me into it. I'm there, it's happening, why not!

I didn't happen unless you have PPP - Picture Proof Posted. Elvis' rule!

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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 1:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Kit Carson festival & knap-in Reply with quote

Maybe some picture of you knapping with a beer bottle so Vince can drool!

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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 3:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Kit Carson festival & knap-in Reply with quote

slimjim wrote:
Maybe some picture of you knapping with a beer bottle so Vince can drool!

Haha Haha Haha Haha

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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 11:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Kit Carson festival & knap-in Reply with quote

knapping or napping??? done plenty of napping after consuming a beerzie or six....

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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 3:38 am    Post subject: Re: Kit Carson festival & knap-in Reply with quote

Vince wrote:
Flint knapping is something I've always wanted to try.

Flint is not something regularly found down here in OZ, but no doubt it is here...I just haven't looked hard enough. I'm sure it is common where Elvis lives in NZ...the Shaky Isles...no shortage of old volcanoes there to find obsidian to knapp. An obsidian knife would be great to have if for no other reason than as a conversation piece.

I've seen videos where guys use the base of beer bottles because it is thick enough to knapp and produce things like arrowheads.

I've read that 'back then' they had trouble keeping the telegraph service operational in your land. The people that needed knapping materials would steal the glass insulators off the poles. They ended up stashing some extra insulators at the base of the poles for the taking, to keep the lines in service.

Headed out this morning. Will get there sometime Friday. When I get home in a couple weeks I'll try to post a picture. Not sure if my phone will handle such a smart task from the road.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Kit Carson festival & knap-in Reply with quote

Unfortunately, ended up having to cancel the entire trip due to family crisis. Fortunately, the crisis turned out to be only an over active imagination.

So instead I spend some 'more' time trying to knap. It's a challenge. Most hobbies I can take a little introduction and jump into intermediate level stuff. Not this, beginner, beginner, beginner...someday I would like to use my primitive stuff for hunting, but it looks to be a long way off. If I didn't have my compound and gun powder I'd starve to dead first.



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