Gun Flint knapping Sunday 22nd May workshop 2022 10am-1pm
*MAXIMUM NUMBER FOR THIS WORKSHOP IS 10*
This workshop is led by master flintknapper and experimental archaeologist Karl Lee who has over 30 years experience of teaching the manufacture and use of stone tools.
On this workshop you will be learning the mechanics of knapping gun flints and making a set of your own.
The flintlock was the main weaponry of European armies by the late 18th century. The best quality gun flints came from Brandon town in Suffolk which is located near the famous prehistoric flint mines, Grimes Graves. As technology moved forward the flintlock was replaced and the gun flint industry ceased by the late 19th century.
Now there is a revival with black powder enthusiasts, reenactment groups and those keen to learn this skill.
Accommodation is not included but if required it is available within the local area, some suggestions can be found on our 'local accommodation' page - please arrange this yourself.
Refreshments are provided on each day but not lunches. Please bring your own drinking vessel for hygiene reasons.
Toilet and classroom all easily accessible from the car park
*Please bring a packed lunch, own drinking vessel & face mask*
Attendees must be over 16.
Please read our Covid19 / CORONA VIRUS INFORMATION before attending.