Into the Iron Age,Arrow point.

Discussion in 'Bushcraft' started by sticks65, Sep 2, 2010.


  1. sticks65

    sticks65 Monkey++

    Well technically speaking mild steel

    After my latest visit to the museum and seeing all the arrow heads and so on it inspired me to make one out of metal.

    I worked as a metal worker In the local engineering trade for over 10 years so made short work of this,it took about an hour.

    I used files and a vise,no electrical tools,It was hard work but a lot of fun to do,I tend to get lost in the project when making things and find it relaxing to.

    When I had finished all the file work I heated the point up using a blow torch and quenched it in water,then refiled the edges.

    Its not perfect but im pleased with it

    I copied the design from an ornamental arrow point.

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    for perspective the knife has a 4" blade.

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    The next step Is to make half a dozen arrow heads from metal,flint Knapp a few more and start fletching some arrows.

    A friend that works as a gardener at one of the local grave yards will be cutting some old yews so hopefully he will cut me a nice piece to make a bow.

    Id also like to make a fishing spear point from metal
     
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  3. bnmb

    bnmb On Hiatus Banned

    I love it! Have to make some of my own! Good job!
     
  4. sticks65

    sticks65 Monkey++

    Thanks.

    Yep its fun to make them and Im sure you will enjoy it,take some pics[boozingbuddies]
     
  5. bnmb

    bnmb On Hiatus Banned

    Oh, I will...I'm waiting for my paycheck to buy a new grinder and tools... [boozingbuddies]
     
  6. UGRev

    UGRev Get on with it!

    that's awesome. You have some skillset. Wish I had the time to tinker with metal. :)
     
  7. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    I am impressed ;) Great work, Sticks!
     
  8. sticks65

    sticks65 Monkey++

    Grinder?,you can make them with files Bro.

    Making them by hand is half the fun.
     
  9. sticks65

    sticks65 Monkey++

    Thanks for looking Guys.[boozingbuddies]
     
  10. bnmb

    bnmb On Hiatus Banned

    Yes, but I'm buying the grinder for knives, and some other tools...
     
  11. sticks65

    sticks65 Monkey++

    Ahh for knives.

    You should also get yourself a bench sander with a grinding wheel,Ive not looked back since i bought mine and makes putting those bevels on knives a lot easier.
     
  12. bnmb

    bnmb On Hiatus Banned

    Slow down Sticks! My machinery terminology is not that good... :D
    This is what I'm getting:

    http://www.kitcar.com/images/grinder-10-01b.jpg

    And I guess this is your recommendation:

    http://image.sportsmansguide.com/dimage/139268_ts.JPG?cell=300,300&cvt=jpeg

    I agree that your suggestion i better, but I haven't seen this type here...If I find it, I'll get it...Thanks!
    [boozingbuddies]
     
  13. sticks65

    sticks65 Monkey++

    Id hold out for a little while and see if you can get the sander & grinder as that will definitly serve you well.[boozingbuddies]
     

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