Post by scrub-buster on Sept 28, 2014 20:01:53 GMT -5
Also known as a trade point. I make mine from used band saw blades that the maintenance guys at work save for me. They cut stainless steel with these blades so they must be made from some good metal. I cut the rough shape out with an abrasive cutting wheel on an angle grinder. Then I finish shaping them and rough in the single bevel on a bench grinder. I put a slight tanto style angle on the point. I use a chainsaw file to make the notches in it for hafting.
Here are some points in different stages from blade to finished
And a finished point. Sharpened with a lanskey sharpening kit. It will shave a smooth patch on my arm. That is when I know they are sharp enough.
The metal is very thin and light. I add the shaft of a 16 penny nail in the arrow shaft right behind the point. 9 grams = 138 grains
I removed my tapered field point and used a hacksaw to cut a slice in the shaft. The point is mounted with pine pitch.
I use heavy duty coat thread to haft the point to the shaft. I soak all the thread 2x with liquid superglue. It makes it very sturdy.
Post by HighCotton on Sept 28, 2014 21:25:29 GMT -5
Thats awesome. Man, you are talented scrub-buster!
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Post by scrub-buster on Sept 29, 2014 20:34:38 GMT -5
Thanks High Cotton and T-Dave. Last year I used a stone point to kill my first primitive deer. Flintknapper made it for me and it worked perfectly. This year I want to use a point that I made. Since I can't knap I went with a trade point. The single bevel is supposed to twist as it goes through the deer. I hope to find out in a couple of days.
I started out with nothin' and I still got most of it left
Post by trapperdave on Sept 30, 2014 19:02:45 GMT -5
A single will definitely twist leaving an s shaped channel. My First trad buck was taken with one. I once used a bearing from work stuck on the knock of an arrow then pushed it thru a potato. It twisted thru splitting the potato in half. Double bevel just went thru without popping it apart.
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