2013 1st Annual Sammamish Knap-in Report
The First Annual Sammamish Knap-in was, by all accounts, a rousing success! The weather was great and in addition to being well attended by the regulars (even though it was just one week after the Ft Knapadonia Knap-in), there were a lot of 'noobies'!
The only 'glitch' was the fact that the company that was contracted to provide portable potties failed to deliver (something about their truck having a flat tire). However, the host had just completed a permanent outhouse which was intended to accommodate visitors to his shop. Quite the accommodations!
The site of the First Annual Sammamish Knap-in
Help with final set up
Richard Urata and Karen Rayner checking out the new Outhouse!
Just a few of those that attended!
The First Annual Sammamish Knap-in was attended by a number of student and instructors from some local Primitive Skills schools such as the Wilderness Awareness School in Duval, WA. This participation began with some of the students attending both the weekly and annual knap-in at Fort Knapadonia. The student received some very valuable instruction from the likes of Jim Miller, Mick Hill, Jim Rayner and others.
The student's enthusiasm has led to the start of a weekly Sammamish knap-in which is now regularly attended by more than a dozen knappers.
There were other 'noobies' that came to learn the ancient art - both young and old!
Along with the 'noobies' were a good number of 'regulars'
Mick Hill and Woody Woodside
Ron 'Ronbo' Trezise'
Jim '1607' Smith
Potluck Dinner - Knapper's version of 'Surf and Turf' - Barbeque Ribs and Grilled Albacore Tuna!
The Auction - Auctioneer Richard Urata!
Jim Miller working on the 17 pound spall that became the community point
Barry Rogers with the Community Point. Barry won the point in the Raffle but later donated it to the host for a very nominal fee!
Knappers contributing to the Community Point(s)
Relaxing after a tough day of flintknapping!