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Old 02-24-2012, 08:43 PM
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To go along with my DIY fish hooks. I made a metal arrowhead with a brass key. I know it might not be as strong as hardened steel but if you have nothing else it would work great its more of an Idea type thing.

This was done with just my keychain in my pocket and multitool.

I figure if you had a piece of wood you could split the end and slide the key with the long side down and lash it to the stick with the stick on both flat sides. Lashing could be inner strands of paracord or twine or any other coardage. You might be able to harden it with resin or something as well.
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I have been wanting to experiment with making arrowheads from pennies and nickels etc. As I feel like that is something we nearly always have with us or can find readily. Nice idea with the keys though as that is also something that everybody has with them most of the time.
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good idea thanks
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Learn to do simple flintknaping. Freshly chipped flint is sharper the a surgeons scalpel.
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nice ,,,heres a link to some i did a few years ago lol took a few days to make this bunch ,,but they hold a edge pretty good,,,http://www.survivalistboards.com/showthread.php?t=69615
the arrowheads are from metal banding ,,,the knives/spear points are metal band saw blades
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the bottom of a beer bottle will make a more effective point

heres the thread on snapping
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Thanks all. I was just going with what was in my pockets if I had to get out asap. I dont think I would be carrying flint or a beer bottle at all times. I live in florida and have not seen any flint around as well. My g/f got mad because I was in the taco bell drive through and she asked what I was looking at. I let her know I was looking at the rocks that they had around the building some were quartz. I said to her I wonder if any of those would throw a spark for fire lighting. She now thinks I have gone to far lol.
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Thanks all. I was just going with what was in my pockets if I had to get out asap. I dont think I would be carrying flint or a beer bottle at all times. I live in florida and have not seen any flint around as well. My g/f got mad because I was in the taco bell drive through and she asked what I was looking at. I let her know I was looking at the rocks that they had around the building some were quartz. I said to her I wonder if any of those would throw a spark for fire lighting. She now thinks I have gone to far lol.
ya but there plenty of beer bottles on the side of the road dont need to carry them you can prol pick up a hundred in less than an hour

AND the reason you dont see flint in florida is because there is not any but there is a lot of agatized coral

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Stone: Coral and quartz
Location: I75 and Suwannee River.
Source: Coral heads, quartz slabs
Color:Coral:Black, blue, orange, white. Quartz: gray and blue/black.
Workability: The coral is Very hard to work unheated. Seems that the quartz is best unheated but the interior is still poor.
Heat Treating: Need high heat. Make sure that it is totally dry


The outer layers of quartz are clean and very knappable. the interior is very grainy. Small coral heads lie everywhere below the I75 bridge when the water is low. The heads range greatly in knappability. some grainy some clean.
http://paleoplanet69529.yuku.com/top...k#.T0u7wpgTvBI

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That is really cool and a great idea. Thanks for posting.
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To go along with my DIY fish hooks. I made a metal arrowhead with a brass key. I know it might not be as strong as hardened steel but if you have nothing else it would work great its more of an Idea type thing.

This was done with just my keychain in my pocket and multitool.

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Do you make your own arrows and bows?
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Do you make your own arrows and bows?
I do
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Moving that direction myself!
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Moving that direction myself!
flint knappingisnt that hard but i found a little guidance at a knavein made me 99% better in like 10 minutes

was the little mistakes that were kiling me and i ddnt know better

http://paleoplanet69529.yuku.com/for...s#.T02j9ZgTvBI

thats the link to events try to find one near you its worth the trip
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Do you make your own arrows and bows?
I have not yet my goal was just to come up with out of the box ideas with whats in my pockets.

I took a keyring ring and turned it into a hook that looks very close to something you could get at walmart. I could make arrow tips or harpoon tips with keys from my keyring. I am just looking for ideas of if dropped of in the woods with whats in your pockets what you could do to survive.

I have seen glass bottles sharpened down to nice points before. I also found some quartz on a lot next door to me so I grabbed some of those and will check out knapping.
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keys as arrow heads...Cool...
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