Feather and Bone


In terms of stone age weaponry, this is where the rubber meets the road. It’s where our ancestral hominids made a giant leap forward in evolution from utilizing hand axes to understanding complex principles of leverage and flight. Here we will learn principles like Hafting – the marriage of multiple technologies like wood and stone tools, pitches, adhesives, fiber, and cordage. It is the greatest compliment to your stone tools to see them Hafted into a wooden handle or shaft. With celts, make sure the stone contacts the wood only on the top and bottom and not on the sides, you can use a wrap-around technique with a steam-bent sapling if your celt is grooved on the sides as was commonly practiced, and you can haft your arrowheads, spearheads and atlatl points into the wooden shaft ends that should look just like string nock ends of your arrows. Have fun with this Guild, it is a lost
art form as well as a synthesis of the skills Practitioner.