CAVEMASTER DEMO PARTY
a section of antler
This is a tool made from a segment of antler. Typically, it has a flat end and a rounded end.
It is useful for cracking a hazel nut. The nut is placed under a piece of hide and the hammer-like flat end of a billet is brought down. A billet with an angled surface is more efficient; it is used with a movement of a horse pawing the ground. It is also used for knapping stone points and other tools.
It can be straight but a 10-15 degree bent is very helpful. An antler billet tends to weigh around 6 to 9 ounces.
Boring a hole and adding a handle produces a mattock.