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Hello, and welcome to my shop. My name is Mark and I live on the western edge of the Great Mojave Desert. This is an area that is rich in lithic material, and has been inhabited for thousands of years. I'm a traditional knapper, not a flake over grind knapper, and use antler, bone, and copper tools. I don't use diamond trim saws and grinders to produce perfect preforms and points, that's an art in itself. I just prefer the traditional method. Most of the points I replicate are from the Great Basin, Mojave Desert and the Southwest. I quarry 95% of my own rock from sources I have found over many years of exploring this vast region. Almost all my rock sources have been utilized by early man for thousands of years. I have seen and studied thousands of original artifacts and try to offer a decent looking replica at a fair price. I respect the ancient techniques of our ancestors, and the years it must have taken to master their craft…

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  • Male
  • Born on September 2
  • Joined December 14, 2008

Favorite materials

Agate, jasper, obsidian, glass, antler, bone, and everything else

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About

Hello, and welcome to my shop. My name is Mark and I live on the western edge of the Great Mojave Desert. This is an area that is rich in lithic material, and has been inhabited for thousands of years. I'm a traditional knapper, not a flake over grind knapper, and use antler, bone, and copper tools. I don't use diamond trim saws and grinders to produce perfect preforms and points, that's an art in itself. I just prefer the traditional method. Most of the points I replicate are from the Great Basin, Mojave Desert and the Southwest. I quarry 95% of my own rock from sources I have found over many years of exploring this vast region. Almost all my rock sources have been utilized by early man for thousands of years. I have seen and studied thousands of original artifacts and try to offer a decent looking replica at a fair price. I respect the ancient techniques of our ancestors, and the years it must have taken to master their craft.

Also, please visit my wife's shop here on Etsy where she offers a variety of handmade and vintage items as well as supplies.

http://www.gizmos.etsy.com
http://www.janastotesandbags.etsy.com
http://www.allthingssoft.etsy.com

Again, thanks for visiting my shop, Mark (DK)

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