Welcome to KnappersQuarterly.com! This site and its publications are dedicated to the art of knapping (the shaping of conchoidal fracturing stone such as flint, chert, obsidian, basalt, quartzite, etc. and other materials [such as glass] by the process of reduction to create various stone tools, knives, and points). More recently, there is a growing trend in the field to knap materials into objects of art (eccentrics) and jewelry. While chipped stone tool production originated some 2.6 million years ago by early humans to more efficiently cope with their environment, the modern art of knapping is enjoyed today by experimental archaeologists, hobbyists, outdoorsmen, and artists alike. Overall, we feel that it is not only the end result that important, but the stories of the knappers and their experiences, as flintknapping is a hobby and work effort that is still practiced all around the world today for a variety of reasons.

KQ No. 4
Knapper’s Quarterly Number 4, Fall 2017 is now available! This publication, which contains six articles and five knapper profiles, can be ordered as a softcover book, downloaded in a digital computer application format (PC and Mac versions are available), or as a PDF file that is perfect viewing on smart phones, tablets, and computers (please refer to our FAQ page for more information about our PDF file version).

For more information about this issue, please check out our KQ No. 4 page; links to information on about all of our issues can be found on our KQ Issues page. If you have any questions, you can also refer to our FAQs page or send us a message through our Contact page.


On this website you will find (links to our pages and social media site can also be accessed by the three bar icon in the upper right corner on all pages):

KQ Issues where you can find information about all of our publications and our new Flip-book App Preview Info page as well as information about submitting your articles and profiles for publication, advertising in our publication and on this website, and reseller opportunities if you are interested in selling our publications at knap-ins, etc.

Photo Albums where we present a number of photo galleries that have been submitted to us by various knappers. Please note: we are not in the business of selling this art work (there are, however, many fine commercial sites on the internet that do offer some of these fine artists work for purchase, and several knappers also maintain their own personal sites or online stores). It is the goal of our photo albums section to serve as place where you can enjoy viewing the efforts of many knappers all in one central place regardless if the item has been previously sold or belong to the personal collection of the knapper (i.e., their keepers). If you are interesting in having us create a photo gallery of your work, please send us your photos using the information listed on our Contact page

Stores where you will find links to our two stores: KQ Printed Version Store and KQ Digital Version Store (application and PDF file versions).

News where you will find our Blog that present news about the site knap-ins, and other announcements; information about, and an entry form for, our current Giveaway; our Calendar of Events that presents information about our deadlines for the publication and various knap-ins, and our Newsletter sign-up form.

FAQ page for frequently asked questions about the site and our publications.

Marketplace
where you will find links to knappers and other sites about flintknapping.

Contact page that presents various ways to contact us.

About Us page for more information about the publishers of Knapper’s Quarterly.

Additional pages on our site
can also be found by following the links at the bottom of this page.

At present, we hard at work on the next issue of Knapper’s Quarterly. We invite you to share your story and experiences with others in the knapping community by contributing an articles and photographs.

We greatly appreciate your all of your support! It is our goal to help share the knapping experience within this diverse community and to promote knapping as the true art form that it is.