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Sunday, 29 March 2015

Applied Bushcraft (4 Continued); Gun Flints

After Martins article on Thursday I found some fascinating videos on youtube of some of the Flintknapping that went on in Brandon in Norfolk well into the early 20th Century.

These videos got me thinking about some of the other traditional industries which are now all but lost and which we as bushcrafters probably still practice to a certain extent as part of the skills we call 'bushcraft' but which were actually once the skills of everyday life for many, many people, particularly those living in rural areas and relying on the work they could do with their own hands and basic tools to support themselves. 

I sometimes wish I had been born in an era when this kind of work was the norm rather than something most of us can only do as a hobby. 


(Note; I do not own the rights to any of these videos, they are freely available on youtube, There is some excellent further information available on this blog; pre historics)

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