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Desertknapper's Shop Announcement

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 a variety 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. I have been a member of Etsy since 2008, and just started listing items since December 2011. This seems to be cool place with some very amazing people.

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