The knappers below, presented in alphabetical order, have agreed to help us answer your questions, if they can. All told, they have more than 220 years of combined experience! If you have a question, please send us a message using the form found on the Ask the Knappers page (if you need to send us an attachment(s) along with your question, you can also send them directly to john@knappersquarterly.com).


Mike Cook
Mike Cook
From: Portland, Michigan
Years Knapping: 37
Best known for his exceptional pressure flaking but is very good at percussion and fluting as well. He uses a lot of exotic colorful stone in his work.

Bill Earnhardt
Bill Earnhardt
From: Salisbury, North Carolina
Years Knapping: 50
Known for pressure flaking using an unique ishi stick or jig enabling him to make very thin pieces, also does percussion using antler and copper.

Brian Larochelle
Brian Larochelle
From: Aiken, South Carolina
Years Knapping: 20
Creator of the "Puzzle Points", very artistically minded. In the process now of transitioning to only Abo knapping.

Aaron Lincoln
Aaron Lincoln
From: Fort Wayne, IN
Years Knapping: 28
Primarily knaps with moose antler using copper, bone or antler for pressure.

Ed Mosher
Ed Mosher
From: Monticello, Indiana
Years Knapping: 26
Knaps a large variety styles, best known for his Danish Daggers and Abo knapping.

Stan Payne
Stan Payne
From: Slapout, Alabama
Years Knapping: 18
Known for pressure flaking and making one of a kind knives but very proficient percussion knapper as well.

Daniel A. Pierce
Daniel A. Pierce
From: Big Pine, California
Years Knapping: 5
Best known for incorporating his flintkwork into fine jewelry, also makes uniquely shaped pieces such as hearts, ovals, claws and bolo ties.

Curtis Smith
Curtis Smith
From: Fort Worth, Texas
Years Knapping: 23
"Mr. Thin" is known for his thin percussion work. Owner of rock business called "Curt’s Cherts", very knowledgeable about stone formations throughout North America.

Jake Webster
Jake Webster
From: New Haven, Indiana
Years Knapping: 15
Creator of "Ghost Knapping" and well known for uniquely designed eccentrics.