Primitive Cutting Tool , Bone Handle and Natural Cordage Scabbard

Primitive Cutting Tool , Bone Handle and Natural Cordage Scabbard

In this video I make a primitive cutting tool using mahogany obsidian and a bone I recently found during a long hike in the woods. I start by flint knapping the obsidian to fit the bone handle. This only takes a short time because I choose an obsidian flake that matches closely. I then grind the bone handle to shape it as well. I add a small piece of leather to fill in the gaps when I place the obsidian flake into the bone. I use white tail deer sinew that I harvested last season to secure the obsidian in place. This is flimsy at first but will dry very hard and sturdy. During the drying process I start on the natural cordage scabbard where I use basswood inner bark and red cedar bark to make. I harvested the red cedar bark in approximate 1/2″ strips down to the cambium layer so they will easily stay together during weaving. I reverse wrap the basswood inner bark to make approximately 6′ of cordage, this will take the most time and resources. I then use a simply, “under – over” braiding or weaving technique to complete a flat mat. This technique is great for making natural cordage clothing, foot wear or other gear like this sheath/scabbard. After I have a big enough mat I simply fold it over my cutting tool and braid the two ends together. I accompany it with a small piece of basswood cordage for a belt hanging loop. This project only took me a couple hours and is it very handy to have for convenience. The scabbard turned out a little long but it is okay as I can use the extra cordage at a later time if I need to.
I demonstrate the sharp edge of the obsidian blade which is unmatched as far as sharpness. It slices through leather and basswood inner bark with ease. With this tool I could easily process any wild game or complete any tasks around camp.

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The Best of 4DB Fatwood / Pine lighter Firestarter

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Primitive Natural Shelter, Survival Skills | Passing the Knowledge

Primitive Natural Shelter, Survival Skills | Passing the Knowledge

In this Primitive skills video my son and I hike 2 miles into the deep woods to build a primitive bush shelter. An old oak tree fell and uprooted next to a rock ledge, creating a perfect shelter complete with two natural walls. This allows for an easy A frame type shelter that takes hardly no energy to create. By using dead standing trees you can construct this shelter with no form of cutting tools. Utilizing the the tree and rock wall you also don’t need to use any cordage. My son creates most of this shelter by himself and learns how to use natural brush and PawPaw leaves to create a roof for shade. We lay long straight trees down to create a bed and place ferns over them for bedding. We also use basswood and Yucca for our handrill friction fire. We don’t procure any water on this outing but instead we drink from our Sawyer Mini water filter. We also catch a few crawdads.

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4DB Primitive Haversack Dump

4DB Primitive Haversack Dump

This is my handmade primitive leather haversack that gifted to me by my good friend Mike Parker at:
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I keep this primitive kit with me in my vehicle all the time. In this video I spontaneously dump it out because I was inspired by my hand drill friction fire on this day to go through my kit. It has been 8 long months since my right hand was seriously injured and I’ve been unable to to any primitive skills. I was successful with the hand drill which was nice but I did pay the price with a big blister just below my scar. In my primitive kit I have everything from deer bones to sinew, pine pitch to natural cordage willow bark. I show how I processed my deer hide and sinew and also how I spall my obsidian for use in making primitive arrows. All these items are great for survival, bushcrafting and self reliance. It is great to learn the skills of our ancestors.

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ATACTICAL A1 550 Lumen LED Flashlight – Affordable, Durable and Reliable

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