Gunther style obsidian arrowheads compared to ancient points -- 2008 and 2009 A.D.
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Ancient Gunther arrowheads from Mt. Shasta area of northern California, for comparison and teaching
Welcome to  At this new web site we will explore the creation of stone arrowheads.
Our initial focus is on an intriguing arrowhead style made in the Pacific Northwest of the United States.  It is
called the Gunther point.  This arrowhead style is famous for its dramatic, sweeping, wing-like, barbed design.  
Some varieties also feature wicked looking serrated edges.  In either variation, this point is both delicate and
deadly.  It is a favorite of collectors of authentic arrowheads, and it is a favorite and challenging style to work
on for modern "flint knappers".  Our objective is to review and show an interpretation of how the Gunther
style arrowheads could have been made in the past and how you can make this arrowhead today.
Here are 6 authentic obsidian arrowheads from northern California, found in
the 1950's and 1960's in the Mt. Shasta region.  Some parts of these Gunther
arrowheads may be missing; yet these points show all of the ancient, skilled
knappers' intentions.  The pattern held in common by all the different
knappers is clearly seen in these obsidian arrowheads.  From the needle point
tips, to the serrated blade edges, to the wide and deep base notches; the design
was clearly followed in the knapping of each one of these points.  Each point
has some part broken away, yet when you look at all of them in total, you can
see the plan was closely and carefully adhered to.
Here are three modern-made obsidian Gunther style arrowheads, made in 2008 by the author,
during the research and preparation of this web site and a related publication: "Lithics
Americana -- Pacific Northwest Techniques & Practices".  Several modern knappers make and
sell what they call "Gunther" arrowheads; however, there is not a lot of information on what
exactly was the Gunther style point, or the Rogue or the Wintu or the Calapooya or the
other arrowhead types which may be similar to or related to the Gunther.  By bringing
together ancient, authentic arrowheads from the author's collection, from other reputable
sources with provenance to old regional collections and from other collectors known to the
author, he was able to assemble a data set to help establish an extensive visual catalog of the
characteristics of these intriguing arrowheads and a reality-based point of reference to provide
evidence of the ancient knappers' techniques and processes utilized in their creation.
Copyright 2009, all rights reserved.
F. Scott Crawford
Carrollton, Texas
Gunther Style Serrated
Arrowheads.  Set of 4 -- 2009 A.D.
Set of 4 wickedly serrated
"Pre-Historic" Pacific Northwest
Gunther style points,
with sweeping barbs, constricting
base notches, narrow tangs.  
Transparent "Midnight Lace"
Obsidian from Glass Buttes, Oregon.  
Made in 2009 A.D.  1" to 1-3/16" long,
and 5/8" to 13/16" wide.  
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Set of 4 serrated Gunther style arrowheads -- transparent Midnight Lace obsidian -- made in 2009 A.D.
Gunther Style Serrated & Barbed
Arrowheads.  Set of 4 -- 2009 A.D.
Set of 4 wickedly serrated
"Pre-Historic" Pacific Northwest
Gunther style points,
with sweeping barbs, constricting
base notches, narrow tangs.  3 are
translucent and opaque white
Novaculite from Arkansas, and 1 is
grey Texas Edwards Plateau Flint.  
Made in 2009 A.D.  1-1/8" to 1-1/2"
long, and 5/8" to 7/8" wide.  
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Set of 4 Gunther style arrowheads--made in 2009 A.D.--3 Novaculite-1 Edwards Plateau Flint
Gunther serrated style point by auther--made in 2009 A.D.--transparent Midnight Lace from Glass Buttes in Oregon
Gunther Style Serrated Arrowhead -- 2009 A.D.
I will happily sell to you one or more arrowheads or
spear points which I have made.  And/or I will be just
as happy to help you acquire the information, materials
and tools which you can use to make your own
arrowheads.  It all depends on what you wish to
accomplish from your interest in making arrowheads
and "flint knapping".

Beginner's Knapping Kit includes:  complete
photo illustrated and written instructions for making
arrowheads, with greatly enlarged photos of authentic
points for reference, deer antler tine and copper-tipped
pressure flaking tools, a leather hand pad for
protection and support, 18 flint and obsidian chips the
right size for making arrowheads, and an arrowhead
well-made from similar material to help show you how.
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How To Make Your Own "Gunther" Style
by F. Scott Crawford
Carrollton, Texas
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