This item is a modern replica.
Flint has been used by humans to make stone tools for at least two million years. The conchoidal fracture of flint causes it to break into sharp-edged pieces. Early people recognized this property of flint and learned how to fashion it into knife blades, spear points, arrowheads, scrapers, axes, drills and other sharp tools using a method known as flint-knapping. If these tools were broken or damaged in use they were often reshaped into smaller tools of similar function.