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Tradslinger
Since I am making the river cane arrows, I have become more interested in knapping arrowheads for hunting. As a kid I used to find arrowheads etc and trade them to my uncles for 22 shells and shotgun shells. I have just a couple dozen now from recent years finds. I grew up looking down at the ground for them and still do out of habit. But now I realy want to make some decent smaller heads to hunt deer with. I have of course plenty of deer antler to make tools out of but now need to find materials to work on.                                                                               Can't get around like I used to but we have one heck of a rock pile around the place from my mother. She never met a rock that she didn't like and brought them home to the place LOL. I have been watching various videos on the subject and know that with just a couple of tries I will have it all figured out. Just kidding of course, there is a ton to learn and to try to get these darn old hands to do. I am going to look into the vast resources of the two dreaded old shops to search for copper tooling materials. my parents were pretty much hoarders and kept everything, good or bad.                                                                                               I see that many people use glass bottle bottoms but I don't know how sharp those get for heads. Got a lot ot learn but an old man needs to keep the mind sharp (or at least active LOL). I have found arrowheads made from from a lot of materials here in westen Arkansas from white to black colored. I have found old sites in the past where you could see the flakes lying everywhere where an Indian had worked the flint into whatever tools he made. Always been intrigued by the flint tools that I have found.  So yet another journey begins for me, one that some of you have pursued as well. Jerry
"But a man drew his bow without taking special aim and struck the king of Israel through the joints of his armor." 1 Kings 22:34
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thumper
Check out Ryan Gill on his channel on YouTube "Hunt Primitive". He has some really good instructional videos.

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ziplomacy
Best of luck! Be careful notching the heads. I break almost all of my arrowheads they way. 
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Ray_G
Jerry, you can make good arrowheads from glass.  Look for the flattest bottom bottles that you can find or if thick enough, window glass.
Out here in the West, obsidian was widely used for arrowheads, spear points, scrapers, knives, drills, etc.  Obsidian is nothing more than
volcanic glass.  It is wicked for sharpness as it gets down to a single molecule edge. 
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Ray_G
A couple of types of obsidian.  I am just a novice but continuing to learn so that I can hunt with them.

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Tradslinger
I have been watching Gill's videos, learned a lot. I have a cousin down in Texas that was pretty good at making arrowheads out of some black glass that he got somewhere. he brought about 20 of them up here and scattered out around several campsites for people to find LOL. He thought that it was a great joke even though he would never see the results. He has told me that he would make me a few anyways so that would be nice to have. I have found a couple big chunks of "flint" type rock to work with but I also plan to try to do the glass thing too. Thanks for the advice my friends, have to start making tools now. maybe look for a video on knapping glass too. Jerry 
"But a man drew his bow without taking special aim and struck the king of Israel through the joints of his armor." 1 Kings 22:34
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Tradslinger
after watching several glass knapping videos, I may try the canning jar bottoms first or other flat old medicine bottles that abound around here. mainly finding a place to make such a mess with the glass that won't cause problems with little feet. Indians used whatever material that they could find or trade for. They were like a lot of peoples, great refurishers. I want to not just make usable heads but to get them relatively close in size and weight. Guess I need to find some copper nails next. 
"But a man drew his bow without taking special aim and struck the king of Israel through the joints of his armor." 1 Kings 22:34
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