Tips and Tricks

Knappscaped Accent Pieces

'Knappscaping' is a phrase I've coined to describe an artform that my brother 'Huck' developed years ago and which I've shamelesly copied!  Basically it's taking a scrap piece of knappable rock and making an unusual piece of rock art from it.  The first piece I saw, a gift from him,  was an arrowhead which appeard to jut from a chunk of rock...unfinished but beautiful.  Perfect for a conversion piece on my desk or for use as a paperweight. (I used it for just that in my office for years!) Here's a few of my (feeble) attempts at replicating his amazing gift.

Mudd

Point in Stone

Point in Stone

This was my inspiration for these types of pieces. Done by my Brother/Teacher Huck Means.

Point in Stone

Point in Stone

Another image of how these can be used as accent pieces

Knappscaped piece

Knappscaped piece

Dacite arrowhead in base

Dacite arrowhead

Dacite arrowhead

Arrowhead knappscaped for use on a knife stand

Point in Stone

Point in Stone

Another piece of Dacite

Obsidian scrap piece

Obsidian scrap piece

This is typical of a piece of scrap rock that I start off with

Stone Sculpture

Stone Sculpture

An interesting piece used on a knife stand

Point in Stone

Point in Stone

This piece of Keokuk flint is used on a knife stand

Sailing Point

Sailing Point

One of my favorites. Keokuk flint - looks like a sail on a ship

Rough Point

Rough Point

Rootbeer Flint