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.

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Knapper’s Quarterly Number 3, Fall 2016 (Volume 2, No. 2) is now available! It can be ordered as a printed and bound softcover book or downloaded in a digital computer application format (PC and Mac versions are available). This issue contains three articles, two knap-in reports, and eleven knapper profiles.

For more information about this issue, please check out our Info and Purchasing Options page; information on about our past issues can be found on our Previous 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):

The Quarterly where you can find information about our publications (Info and Purchasing Option and Previous Issues), Marketplace Ads, and our new Flip-book App Preview Info page, where you can find links to download a free preview edition of Knapper’s Quarterly No. 3, Fall 2016 (available in both PC and Mac application formats) so you can see what our publications are all about!

Ask the Knappers where you can ask questions that will be answered by our panel of knappers that will be presented on our Question and Answer page.

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 various stores such as our KQ Printed Version Store, KQ Digital Version Store, and our Amazon Affiliates Store where you can purchase other books about flintknapping.

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.

Links where you will find links to other sites about flintknapping.

Contact page that presents various ways to contact us.

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.