Armory, Self Defense, And EDC > Black Powder and Primitive Weapons

Just forging 100 arrowheads

(1/3) > >>

Knecht:
I'm in the middle of forging 100 arrowheads for a big arrow order. Also shown it on G+ and got more guys interested, so 100 won't surely be the final count...if someone here wants couple of them, just let me know. It's really boring, but on the other hand, I'll get pretty good at this by the end. I see progress in quality and working speed already.

Cedar:
Those are nasty!! In a good way.  ;D
Good job on those. Soon I will be hanging out with 4-5 blacksmiths and I might have to give one of your arrowheads a go.. they look interesting to make, and I am pretty sure I will NOT be posting my arrowhead LOL.. But would like to try the technique.

Cedar

archer:
oh nice, what is the process to make them??? that would be cool to learn/have a few of..

Knecht:
Come here and I'll show you :) (but seriously, if you were traveling my way, feel free to stop by)

Ok, very simply: just take a piece of 6mm wire, heat it, hammer the end into a trapezoid of sorts, using the nose of your hammer a lot. Reheat and scroll it into a socket. Can help yourself with needlenose pliers, but I just use hammer. Having a small conical spike attached to your anvil is helpful to form the socket round once it's roughly scrolled. Now use your cutaway anvil attachment (or cut it by other means) and cut the material about 20-30mm behind the upper end of the socket. This short piece is enough to form the actual point. Just forge it into square crosscut and draw it into a point and you have a bodkin type head. Or flatten this point and further process it for various types of broadhead blade. You can make a cut on each side to form a barbed point, too.
That's about it...use a file for final shaping/sharpening. Drill a little hole in the socket for a small nail or pin (or drill it through for a riveting pin if you prefer). You can punch this hole while the socket trapezoid is still flat as well.

archer:

--- Quote from: Knecht on August 21, 2015, 01:22:44 PM ---Come here and I'll show you :) (but seriously, if you were traveling my way, feel free to stop by)

Ok, very simply: just take a piece of 6mm wire, heat it, hammer the end into a trapezoid of sorts, using the nose of your hammer a lot. Reheat and scroll it into a socket. Can help yourself with needlenose pliers, but I just use hammer. Having a small conical spike attached to your anvil is helpful to form the socket round once it's roughly scrolled. Now use your cutaway anvil attachment (or cut it by other means) and cut the material about 20-30mm behind the upper end of the socket. This short piece is enough to form the actual point. Just forge it into square crosscut and draw it into a point and you have a bodkin type head. Or flatten this point and further process it for various types of broadhead blade. You can make a cut on each side to form a barbed point, too.
That's about it...use a file for final shaping/sharpening. Drill a little hole in the socket for a small nail or pin (or drill it through for a riveting pin if you prefer). You can punch this hole while the socket trapezoid is still flat as well.

--- End quote ---

i i ever go to Krakow for work, i'll stop by

Navigation

[0] Message Index

[#] Next page

Go to full version