ARROW HEADS—HOW MADE—Can you tell me how to make arrow heads?
I have seen a good many made and have made quite a few myself. Where I spent the early part of my life, down near Yellowstone Park, we used to find a great many arrow heads and we found a ready market for them when the “dudes” came to see the sights. When we could not find as many as we wanted we used to make them. We used what we call the “chipper.” First, we got a rather thin piece of flint (obsidian), and then with the chipper we proceeded to chip off little pieces and in this way worked the arrow head down to its proper shape. The chipper was a piece of hard rock of some kind, generally oval shaped and about 1/2 of an inch thick, 2 inches long and 1˝ inches wide, with sharp edges. In this way a person can, with a little practice, make an arrow head that can’t be told from the genuine article.
Harding, A.R.. 3001 Questions and Answers. Columbus, Oh: A.R. Harding, 1913.
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