As a final post before Kevin returns from his trip I thought I would just post pictures of some of my craft items. Specifically those made using the spruce pitch, Sweet Chestnut inner bark and some with rawhide.
I used one of the adzes to fell the Sweet Chestnut limb. Each flint head was positioned in place with pitch before binding with rawhide.
This axe head was initially held in place with pitch before binding with rawhide.
You can see the pitch holding the flint head in place on this small hatchet.
The axe and hatchet side by side.
The flint knife used to cut the bark strips was also held in place by pitch and a small piece of rawhide.
From left to right:
My Atl atl – Antler tip bound with sinew and pitch.
Two Atl atl darts.
The knock on my Holmegaard bow – Rawhide, sinew (real and false) and pitch.
The flights on the darts and arrows. I only attached the Atl atl flights in one place.
My primitive belt order. Made out of Sweet Chestnut inner bark and a buckskin bag.
The whole collection.
I have thoroughly enjoyed writing for Kevin’s blog and look forward hopefully to writing some more in the future.