August 2-4, 2019

You are invited to the 30th annual primitive-style knap-in here at The Schiele Museum!

The mission of The Schiele is to share the wonders of the natural world, including ancient cultures and skills, with our audience. Please take the time to share your knowledge and skills with museum visitors that stop by to see the event.  


Friday, August 2th:  Site open for early arrivals after 1PM for fellowship and free knapping.

Saturday, August 3th 10 AM: Theme discussion

11 AM – 5 PM: Free knapping.

6 PM - Trade Blanket - No money allowed! Come with your best trade goods-knapping tools, raw materials, finished pieces, leather goods, books, camping gear, food, this and that! Simple rules and protocol will be explained on site.

Sunday, August 4th
Free knapping until the Knap-in ends at 4 PM

Goods for Show and/or Sale - If you have primitive skills items you would like to display and/or have for purchase, please bring them! If you need a table to display your items, please let me know and we can try to accommodate you.

Lodging and Weather - There’s plenty of space to work, but not a lot of space to stay. We have floor space in the cabin for a few, and several areas to camp on site. All first-come, first-serve. There are several nice motels with reasonable rates nearby at I-85 Exit 20, New Hope Rd.  We do not have enough covered space to accommodate a large number of knappers in the rain, so be prepared!

Registration and Questions - Registration is required in order for us to adequately prepare. 
The Schiele Museum of Natural History

1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia, NC

​Events and Knap-ins

Here are some events where you can come see us!

March 2019

Traditional Bowhunters of Florida
March 1 - March 3
Florida State Championship, Ocala Conservation Center 7325 NE 170th Ave. Silver Springs, Fla.

Traditional Bow Hunters of Georgia
March 16 - March 18
Dan Quillian Memorial State Shoot Traditional Bow Hunters of Georgia The Rock Georgia 255 Jackson Rd. Thomaston Ga. 30286

April 2019 

Kentucky Trad. fest.
April 5 - April 7
Kentucky Trad Fest Mercer Co. Conservation Club 250 Whites Lane Harrodsburg, KY 40330

Hardcore Hog Hunt

April 10-14

Come hunt hogs and build bows with us!  We're offering a 5-day bow building and hog hunt.  $2,000 includes a bamboo back and belly bow blank, tools and instructions on how to finish your bow, primitive camping spots at Big Jim's Bow Company Head Quarters, all meals, and hunting location.  Hotels are available close by if you're not interested in camping.  The bow blanks are James Parker's Huntworthy bow blanks.  James will provide you with instructions and help you along the entire bow-building process.  Build a bow, then go hunt with it.  Send a check deposit of $500 to James Parker or Big Jim to secure your spot.  Ten seats available.  Refer/bring 5 buddies and the 6th person is free.  Call in Monday morning at 8 am to give a verbal confirmation.  First 10 deposits are guaranteed.

James Parker, 229-310-5778

Big Jim, 229-420-5669, 812 Morgan Ct., Albany, GA  31705

May 2019

Tennessee Classic
May 3 - May 5
Twin Oaks Bow Hunters 1079 Ashley Rd Chapmansboro, TN 37035   If you have never been you are missing out on one Great shoot.