These Bannerstones are resin-cast replicas of an Original Artifact Bannerstone from the Tad Pettit collection.
We now offer 2 styles of bannerstones!
The “Effigy” Bannerstone has a very clear face effigy carved in, as well as a flat back and groove for attachment with pitch and rawhide. (attachment materials not included but available in the supplies section of the menu)
The “Green Stone” bannerstone is cast from a replica of a broken bannerstone made from Appalachian greenstone. It has a sleek fit and attaches with pitch glue and sinew (attachment materials not included but available in the supplies section of the menu)
You can order these in the light or true weighted versions. The light versions are great for adding to existing atlatls that don’t require a bannerstone but you would like to have the look of a functioning bannerstone. The true weight version is the same weight as the original rock bannerstone.
What even is a bannerstone?? A bannerstone acts as a counterbalance on the atlatl to balance out the front heavy weight of the spear. It can also help add momentum to the throw. So, if you are going to have a bannerstone, why not use a copy of an original artifact? That is exactly what we do here at HuntPrimitive.