|Some cutting tool artifacts from the Mankato, MN area|
|Broken Spear or Arrowhead Point|
|A Quartz "Bird" Point|
|2000 Year Old Pottery Shards|
So it would seem that there was a great deal of effort put into obtaining and keeping a good cutting tool and a means of carrying water with the peoples of aboriginal times, even here in the wilds and the woodlands of Minnesota. This was true everywhere throughout the world and the discussion of the importance of a cutting tool has not stopped ever since.
So the next time you are out on a camping trip or a day hike and consider using your knife or take a drink from your trusty canteen, remember that you as a bushcrafter are part if long tradition of choosing what it takes to live in the wild and to thrive. And it is okay to discuss the importance of your cutting tools and find what is best for you, for it has probably been done for thousands of years. I am sure that with enough time and practice you may begin
|Pottery shard stained from holding liquids|