I would also love to get my hands on one or two pieces of flint if anyone knows of a source here in nz

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If its for fire making, argillite is a passable alternative.. not quite as sharp or "glassy" but it makes adequate sparks for char cloth. As far as flit knapping goes, im not sure. i know it was used by Maori for tool making..

http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/nelson-region/4/2

hope this helps.

Hi Ross thanks for the reply. Yes it's for fire lighting, do you know if you can find argillite anywhere south of Canterbury as I live in Otago.

And thanks for your help,

Cheers to you Ross

I have some flint and can get more if anyone is interested, also have obsidian and other knapping stone, I run a small lapidary/mineral & gemstone shop as well as making and modifying knives and tools. Send me a message and we can arrange something for getting some flint to whoever needs it.
I'm in NZ, in Auckland actually...

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