One Of mankind's Oldest Tools
Flint is a sort of stone used by hundreds and thousand of generations of humans in order to produce tools or make fire. For many millenia this kind of stone was the only material available for humans that could be easily modified and brought into the desired shape. Thus, it was a staple of human handiness. People made knives from it, axes, ploughs and even primitive lighters. It just functioned as an universal tool. And people used it fairly long, way longer than one might imagine. Even in the middle ages some tools were still made of flint. And the cultures of South America used it long into the Renaissance. Even until the mid 1800s most guns depended on flints to be fired. These are just some of the many examples that make this stone essential to human culture and civilization. One could argue that humans would not have reached as far as they did if they did not have learned how to master the flint.
So, if you too want to experience this marvelous part of human history, you should not hesitate and buy your own piece of flint today! It is a fun material to work with and, besides, it is very beautiful to behold.
- Knapped flint
- Only slightly processed
- Approx. 3 – 5 cm in length
- Colors may vary greatly
Forum Traiani ® is a registered trademark.