Atlatl

Discussion in 'Turf and Surf Hunting and Fishing' started by Bishop, Mar 29, 2017.


  1. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+++

    Atlatl


     
  2. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu RIP 4/19/2018

    Very cool, impressive! :)
     
  3. BlueDuck

    BlueDuck Monkey++

    Very well done.
     
  4. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

    Nice video.
     
  5. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    Ive seen pictures of these in books , the ones I saw had a longer handle ,but the same principle .
    cool tool
     
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  6. AxesAreBetter

    AxesAreBetter Monkey+++

    They are usually pretty short/hawk sized.
     
  7. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    Extremely interesting!
     
  8. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    I made one from a deer femur many years ago and fashioned a banner stone that acted as a moving counter weight by sliding towards the end as your throw extended, there-by. multiplying the force at the notched end a bit. My spears were river cane with knapped Dover flint points held by sinew and the fletching was from a red-tailed hawk that ate my girlfriends cat. I was diving for mussel shells at the site of the Eva Archaic Dig, beneath Kentucky Lake and had found numerous points and various other artifacts, including a couple of very fine ceremonial blades, one nearly 13" in length. The first banner stone I found is presently at the museum at Old Johnsonville. I knapped my points traditionally with antler and a deer-hide knee pad but will admit to getting frustrated while attempting to make a quartz banner stone with a hand drill and decidedly speeded up the process with Dewalt. After a month or two of practicing, I did nail a few swamp rabbits and tried several days for a deer or maybe a hog but just couldn't seem to get close enough and in a good throwing position on ground and fell out of a tree stand and nearly broke my neck trying to get a toss. It would still be on my bucket list but arthritis tells me it is not a likely event. There is a really interesting book on the Eva dig, Eva; An Archaic Site and another about the Harmons Creek Indians called Sun Circle and Human Hands. When I left that area, I donated nearly a ton of stone artifacts to the museum there, mostly Paleoithic.
     
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  9. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    Have you tried to master the Biblical sling yet? My grandfather made me one from a shoe tongue and two leather thongs when I was maybe five. I got pretty good with it but never killed anything bigger than a crow or a red bird. Did make the mistake of pissing off a wood-pussy with it once though and got my tail whipped for stinking up Granny's milking stall.
     
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  10. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    @Bishop do you make these yourself? What woods or products do you use and what is the approximate weight & length? Really cool tool.
     
  11. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+++

    Yes I use a David sling a lot I have taken coots ducks at a few hundred yards by walking my shots into them also a staff sling
     
  12. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+++

    Here is one of my favorite slingshot a very good thrower KIMG0694_01.JPG
     
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  13. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+++

    My first deer with a atlatl KIMG0425.
     
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  14. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+++

    Yes I make my own the ones in the video are a mix of arrow cane with turkey feathers and Ash with turkey feathers that I got from Bob Burg of thunder bird atlatl I have made the atlatl out of all kinds of stuff wood polymer PVC bone horn right now I am using one I made out of sycamore and horn I don't really weight the darts but I make them any where from 5 feet to just over 7 feet.
     
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