New atlatl knocking point

Discussion in 'Bushcraft' started by Bishop, Aug 27, 2017.

  1. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+++

    I made this up today to see if this would work

  2. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    I like the idea of a nocked throwing stick. The woodland indians, Paleo period, near Harmon's Creek, used banner stones on them. The stones, when found, were thought to be gewgaws but were eventually demonstrated to be a sliding counter weight on the throwing stick that multiplied force when it rapidly slid along the stick towards the notch. I made a simple banner stone, shaped something like a butterfly with an elongated hole bored through it and placed in on my throwing stick and saw a significant increase in target penetration although it did alter throwing technique a bit. I tried one that was groves to rest the dart but my stone proved too brittle and broke on the second throw and I never got around to building another.
  3. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    Neat video-

    What is that building you are standing in front of? Is it abandoned? - and what in the world was that chuffing noise in the distance?
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  4. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+++

    It's a house that never got finished I use it to watch my house and train in that's my dog panting he has found him a girl friend and has been busy
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  5. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    also found this on weights and balance points
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  6. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+++

    I have one that I use rain deer antler as a banner Stone I have seen some that have a hole in them that slide down the atlatl when throwing the dart
  7. UncleMorgan

    UncleMorgan I like peeling bananas and (occasionally) people.

    The nock may be cut a little too deep. As you throw, the dart can swivel on the string (which is good), but the string may start pulling the end of the dart down if it doesn't separate immediately when the thrower passes vertical.

    Just a guess.

    Cool idea with the forked stick.
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  8. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+++

    I am thinking a recurve fork would be better but this works .
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  9. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    How about a cup rather then a nock and string? eliminated 2 problems .
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  10. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grampa Monkey

    Funny, I was thinking the exact same thing! Sort of a Ball and Socket kind of deal
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  11. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+++

    It would work if the dart would not pop out
  12. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    With a cup, the dart could have a rooster tail pointed upward , ( in stead of a nock.) as you make the arc in your throw the tail would bear the load of the push, tail of the dart would not be caught in the cup .
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