"As for percussion bifaces, you are the best in the world."
"Thank you for unselfishly sharing your vast knowledge with me. I can assure you that any
information you instilled in me will be passed on to my future students. I only hope I can do as
good of a job as you have passing on traditions and values along with knowledge. I feel fortunate
to now be both a student and friend of yours . . . . . During my Division 1 wrestling career at
Ohio State University, I was coached by numerous Olympians and other World Class athletes . . .
Errett Callahan, by far, is the greatest instructor of them all. He not only has a mastery over
flintknapping and primitive skills as a whole, but he is a gifted teacher as well. Also to his credit,
he is a man who takes time to discuss and pass down morals and values to his students, friends,
and family, and lives by them as well . . . I am now extremely fortunate to be among those who
consider him a role model, a teacher, and a friend."
"Your concern and patience with the people you are teaching is fantastic. You have a wonderful
ability to make people feel confident about what they are doing. You make your lectures
interesting and yet light and humorous. You can keep a person's attention for long periods of
time with your easy manner of teaching..."
"Thank you all for opening your home to me and taking the time to teach, cook, and just talk
around the fire. Errett, you are an inspiration to anyone doing primitive technology, and people
that have not experienced you do not know what they have missed."
For a thorough review of our Flintknapping workshop, see Chris Wallace's article, "Flintknapping Workshop," in KNIVES ILLUSTRATED, May 1996: 80-83. (We'll send you a copy if you'd like.)