A Wooden Arrow Head

Aussie123

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Its no great beauty and not exactly how I thought it would turn out ...

Started with a small fallen hardwood branch which I split a shingle out of.
The chipped it with the axe.
The piece I'm working on is at about 9 O'clock :
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A bit more chipping with the axe, then the bushcraft knife:
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You can see the square cut socket socket and tongue.
I wanted something so I could easily replace the head on a shaft, and not run too much risk of splitting the arrow on impact.
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The tongue on the arrow head is too wide for this stick (shaft), it should neatly sit at the same width as the shaft so it can be tightly attached.

You'll note the notches on the tongue, ideally these will correspond with a channel on the arrow shaft to help secure the binding in place.
 

Thrud

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Elegant. I guess you could fire harden the tip, I wouldn’t want to be on the receiving end!
You may have an interesting trajectory with the broad edge.
 
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