The base edge is trimmed and ground in preparation for
removal of guide flakes for the notches of the arrowhead.
Second image shows the first notching flakes removed, aiming
up into the mass of the point material.
Additional trimming inside the notches and at the base. Next
image is an added thinning flake removed inside the notches on
the second side of the point.
With sharp tip of small tool make the initial serrations, spaced
along the edge. Then pressure applied to the edge inside the
serration notches removes another flake to sharpen the cutting
edge inside the serrations.
First face to better see the serrations. Next image we see the
nice, deep serration flake removals.
Space the initial serrations along the second edge of the
arrowhead. Next we turn the point over and press inside the
edge of serrations to remove tiny chips to deepen and sharpen.
Welcome to Arrowhead-Maker.com. At this new web site we will explore the creation of stone arrowheads.
Our initial focus is on an intriguing arrowhead style made in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. It is
called the Gunther point. This arrowhead style is famous for its dramatic, sweeping, wing-like, barbed design.
Some varieties also feature wicked looking serrated edges. In either variation, this point is both delicate and
deadly. It is a favorite of collectors of authentic arrowheads, and it is a favorite and challenging style to work
on for modern "flint knappers". Our objective is to review and show an interpretation of how the Gunther
style arrowheads could have been made in the past and how you can make this arrowhead today.