STAGES OF MANUFACTURE OF
This picture shows the manufacturing stages of a bifacially flaked triangular arrow point. It was made with either a copper or antler pressure flaking tool. These are actually casts that were made of the same point, at different stages of its development. It was made sometime in the 1980's by Dave Klostermeier. The cast on the left shows how the original flake looked before it was made into a triangular arrow point. The next two show the initial shaping and reduction stages. Some of the flakes are larger and portions of the original surface of the flake can still be seen. The finished point on the right is uniformly shaped and all of the edges have been carefully trimmed and straightened.