Collection: Flint

Flint, also known as chert, is a sedimentary rock that is composed primarily of microcrystalline quartz. It is a very hard and brittle rock, and its color varies from gray to black.

Flint has been used by humans since prehistoric times for the manufacture of tools and weapons due to its hardness and ability to produce sparks when struck with another rock. The ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans used it to make knives, axes, spearheads, arrows, and other tools. It has also been used to make fire using the percussion technique.

Today, flint is mainly used in the production of flint tools for the outdoor and survival industry, as well as in the production of flint lighters. In addition, it is also used as an abrasive in the construction industry and as a component in the manufacture of ceramics and glass. It is also used in the manufacture of building materials such as flint blocks and decorative stone.

Flint is also an important material in geological and archaeological research. Geologists and archaeologists use luminescence dating to determine the age of sediments and flint-bearing rock.

In summary, flint is a mineral with a long history of human use in tool and weapon making, and remains important today in the production of survival tools and flint lighters, as well as in the manufacture of of construction materials and in geological and archaeological research.

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