Birch Bark Pitch Otzi's Neolithic Tar Glue Premium 0.69 oz. Medium Gummy 19.6 gr

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Seller: ewswart (1,049) 100%, Location: Waterbury, Connecticut, Ships to: US, Item: 263923891143 100% Natural Birch bark Pitch, made only from fallen birch trees. Not a single live tree has been cut down to make this Pitch. . PLEASE READ BELOW ! Comes in 3 varieties: Priced by type and weight. Soft and Sticky: Does not need to be heated to be soft, good for gluing, staining, ointment, etc. Does not cure hard. If you cook this down by 30% you will have Medium variety. Medium Gummy: Very tacky, can roll into a ball when at body temperature (keep tin in pocket temp). Heating it will soften it but when it is room temperature it is not sticky. Perfect for fixing arrow heads, spear heads, knife handles etc. Hard: Mixed with charcoal, needs to be heated (left in hot sun, or over a flame) to soften up, also perfect for fitting stone tools and filling gaps in socket joints. Made in CT, USA Wikipedia: Birch tar was used widely as an adhesive as early as the late Paleolithic or early Mesolithic era. It has also been used as a disinfectant, in leather dressing, and in medicine. 5,000-year-old chewing gum made from birch bark tar, with tooth imprints, has been found in Kierikki in Finland. Ends of fletching of arrows were fastened with birch-tar and birch-tar-and-rawhide lashings were used to fix the blade of axes in the Mesolithic period. Russia leather is a water-resistant leather, oiled with birch oil after tanning. This leather was a major export good from 17th and 18th century Russia, as the availability of birch oil limited its geographical production. The oil impregnation also deterred insect attack and gave a distinctive and pleasant aroma that was seen as a mark of quality in leather. Birch tar is also one of the components of Vishnevsky liniment. Birch tar oil is an effective repellent of gastropods. The repellent effect lasts about two weeks. The repellent effect of birch tar oil mixed with petroleum jelly applied to a fence lasts up to several months Condition: New

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