Stone Blades for Wilderness Survival – Part 2

A simple technique for creating sharp rock fragments that can be used for carving tasks in wilderness survival and primitive living scenarios.

25 Comments on "Stone Blades for Wilderness Survival – Part 2"

  1. NickThePumpPlaya | January 26, 2010 at 9:12 pm |

    i would think just bringing a knife would be basicly the same but thats just my opinion that aside looks very effective and cool. youv earned a subed.

  2. HedgehogLeatherworks | January 26, 2010 at 9:34 pm |

    Thanks! Glad you liked it!!!

  3. reallifeistoflat | January 26, 2010 at 10:31 pm |

    love that you did the physics behind it! awesome video man

  4. HedgehogLeatherworks | January 26, 2010 at 11:23 pm |

    Thanks! I totally agree with you though too… having a sharp knife available is so important even if you don’t use it… thanks for commenting!

  5. Cool and very interesting. Specially your philosofy about the wilderness. But I confess that I prefer to carry a good knife with me.

  6. I did that, skinned a fish.

  7. Very good flint knapping instructional. The perfect experimental archaeology project for students. Check out the Society for American Archaeology.

  8. i find peices in the selection that’ll be good to tie or suround the bit with wood for a handle take make a knife

  9. Great vid…very informative!

  10. vallonia2000 | January 27, 2010 at 1:51 am |

    This has really made me think. You are good at this Paul. The end bit about making stuff without a sharp knife,Band using this method….. its surely what survival could be about.Being out there without any tools and having to use what is available. Very good Paul keep the videos coming. Thank you.

  11. 5 stars. Fantastic.

  12. VideoEntainment3908 | January 27, 2010 at 2:34 am |

    Im guessing you have straight A’s

  13. geekblogger101 | January 27, 2010 at 3:12 am |

    Dude! im gunna make a tamohawk doing this
    because those were pretty sharp

  14. HedgehogLeatherworks | January 27, 2010 at 4:08 am |

    Glad you liked it… thanks!

  15. JohnnyBaretoes | January 27, 2010 at 4:10 am |

    Very informtive video Paul, thanks for taking the time !

  16. Explained very well,unlike some wannabees(rambo something or another) Thanks for the posting!

  17. 4STRiNG13ASS | January 27, 2010 at 5:22 am |


  18. very nice video. good stuff to know

  19. HedgehogLeatherworks | January 27, 2010 at 6:41 am |

    Hey thanks for commenting… good points you make… I will have to mention those in future videos… stay tuned!

  20. pretty cool video. i liked how you explained the concoidal fracture physics. Blades are usually removed with a punch on a prepared core though. not with hard hammer percussion on a cobble core. those were sharp flakes not characteristic blades.

    I think that it is important you should mention that your striking platform needs to have an acute angle for the energy to remove the flakes. the ridge does help but it is more related to understanding how the flake removed will be shaped.


  21. nephildevil | January 27, 2010 at 8:27 am |

    those look more like random sharp shards, i wudnt call those stone blades

    compare those to the real thing fropm the paleolithicum, the prehistoric stone blades were vastly more complex

  22. HedgehogLeatherworks | January 27, 2010 at 9:05 am |

    Nice! I hear ya… always good to plan for the worst! Thanks for commenting!

  23. HedgehogLeatherworks | January 27, 2010 at 9:10 am |

    COOL! That is great to hear… glad you are enjoying the videos… much more to come in the future!

  24. I like your philosophy. Normally when I go outdoors I take whatever equipment I need plus an emergency survival kit with some basic tools, but I like the idea of being able to make better use of natural materials since kit breaks or can be lost during an accident etc.

  25. airsoftkid874 | January 27, 2010 at 10:04 am |

    i used this with my friends and they where amazed
    thanks for all of your survival tips like the wide eye veiw and the fox walk so keep on making great videos like this

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