AVERAGE AMERICAN FLINTNAPPER
1 – ARCHEOLOGICAL KNOWLEDGE
Aware of a few North American point types
of generic shape of end product only.
2 – KNOWLEDGE OF MODERN FLINTKNAPPING
Aware of a few modern knappers such as Bradley, Nunn, and Callahan.
3 – TOOLS
Copper pressure flakers
CLIFFSIDE TRAINED KNAPPER
Knowledge of two million some years of stone tool evolution world wide: hand-axes, blade cores and blades, choppers, flake cores and flake types, stone axes and adzes, microblades, Levallois, Neo-lithic tool technology, block-on-block, bipolar, and finally more recent point types through their correct preform stages according to their cultural background — as shown through the archeological record.
Aware of those experimental archeologists that rediscovered stone tool science, such as Crabtree, Sollberger, Bordes, Titmus, Tixier, Callahan, Bradley, Pelegrin, and others that went before them into legitimate flintknapping.
Soft stone hammers
Antler and copper-tipped pressure flakers
Ishi sticks with antler and wooden tips
Natural abrading stones