This also got me thinking about those broadheads, which were from the 70's and I believe one of the earliest commercially successful replaceable blade broadhead. Anyone have a good story related to them? I had an uncle who sliced his index finger knuckle to the bone putting one of those damn blades into the all-aluminum ferrule. It was bad. And I know he was far from the only one who got slashed from those things.
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Yea a cut myself once or twice. They were not as bad as ##### (brain is working - no name. Long time ago, it was in the 70's). BUT the blade had a hole in it where the Savora has the notch. You had to rotate a ring around the ferrule/blade, one at a time to secure them. LOTS of fingers got it with them. I bet I have them too. Apparently I don't throw much out.
They are Wasp, well maybe - is my brain worked for second.
How about the old Rocky Mountain. I know I have some of them.
I have what looks like a deformed left thumb cut major deep by removing a Savora... Dang near the cut end of my thumb off at the time (could see the tendons) and the way they stitched it, never healed right...
Jennings Model Super-T and Easton XX75 Autumn Orange shafts,,, classic...8^)
Think it was just last year that Savora revamped the tips on some models to make them more competitive with present day heads. They look good, but have not tried any yet.
In full disclosure, I used some original Satellites, like are shown on the bottom right side of the picture above to take a turkey last spring and a buck in the fall. I haven't used them for deer in many, many years due to their thin blades and tendency to pop out or chip/warp if encountering bone. Was feeling nostalgic this fall and kept one on the string and it performed as well as any kill I have ever had. Deer did a death dash and was down in 5 seconds. Pretty cool to see that. Although, the shot angle was a steep quartering away and I actually slipped it into the chest just behind the last rib, so no bone encountered. The last buck I shot with a Satellite was in the mid-80's and I hit the heavy bone in the off-side shoulder joint - that head, or more specifically the blades, looked like someone took a hammer to them along with a tin-snips they were so bent up and chipped. So I think I pushed my luck enough this year and I'll probably go back to my regular heads next year.
I was putting my arrows away after turkey hunting this spring and, unfortunately as I soon found out, had them point end down. One arrow with a shaving sharp Bear Razorhead on it slipped out of my hand and embedded in the top of my bare foot. It went about halfway or more through my foot since it didn't hit any bone (or nerves or major blood vessels, luckily). It just stood there, sticking out of my foot, until I pulled it out. Felt no pain whatsoever, just a push like I poked my finger there. Anyways, the doctor, too, made a comment about how sharp and clean the cut was. She was wondering what did it and when I told her a broadhead she smiled and said that makes sense.
Seen the P&Y collection and even donated a head or two to it.