Vortex Broadheads
900 yr-old arrow shaft from Yukon
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Contributors to this thread:
sticksender 13-Feb-18
Treeline 13-Feb-18
keepemsharp 13-Feb-18
RogBow 13-Feb-18
Trial153 13-Feb-18
Hawkeye 13-Feb-18
t-roy 13-Feb-18
Steve H. 13-Feb-18
Buffalo1 13-Feb-18
SteveB 13-Feb-18
stick n string 13-Feb-18
bow assassin 13-Feb-18
Bowboy 13-Feb-18
HDE 13-Feb-18
Genesis 14-Feb-18
Shug 14-Feb-18
LINK 14-Feb-18
Tonybear61 14-Feb-18
PA-R 14-Feb-18
Brotsky 14-Feb-18
LINK 14-Feb-18
Fuzzy 14-Feb-18
LINK 14-Feb-18
Salagi 14-Feb-18
MarkU 14-Feb-18
From: sticksender
13-Feb-18
From: Treeline
13-Feb-18
I had seen that somewhere else. Really cool looking head. Not sure why the barbed thing behind it? Maybe to keep the animal bleeding?

From: keepemsharp
13-Feb-18
Maybe to keep it in, might have had a line on it.

From: RogBow
13-Feb-18
Very cool.

From: Trial153
13-Feb-18
Who the hell was forging copper in the Yukon 900 years ago...very cool.

From: Hawkeye
13-Feb-18
Wow!! Very cool.

From: t-roy
13-Feb-18
Is it possible it’s for seals or walrus or whales?

From: Steve H.
13-Feb-18
The arrow is NOT 900 years old, it is MY arrow that I lost on a mammoth hunt when I lived down in Juneau and hunted off the Coast Range ice field, circa 2001. I Just used an old caribou antler so that is why the date is skewed. I killed a great bull mammoth on that hunt but unfortunately my film was lost in a crevasse on a particularly tricky glacier crossing.

From: Buffalo1
13-Feb-18
1st Generation Rage BH. Since it had barbs, it was probably illegal to use in several states.

From: SteveB
13-Feb-18
Cool stuff!

13-Feb-18
I heard the owner of that broadhead wrote on cave walls about how hunting was on a serious decline and about to be extinct. Word is, it drew cave/rave reviews....

13-Feb-18
Looks far too deadly to be made by Rage.

From: Bowboy
13-Feb-18
Amazing find. The person was probably hunting sheep for his Super Slam.

From: HDE
13-Feb-18
Japanese or Viking (and transported across the tundra).

From: Genesis
14-Feb-18
The patina is too die for......

From: Shug
14-Feb-18
Pretty cool... but it is Fox so it’s possible that it’s fake news

From: LINK
14-Feb-18
Lmao at stick n string.

From: Tonybear61
14-Feb-18
Fish harpoon?? or Broadhead?

Did Thag the Victorious get sponsorship on this thing? You know the saying" Nothing to Fear but Fear Itself??" Yogi Berra- Quoting Delano Roosevelt, who was quoting Theodore Roosevelt who quoted Henry David Thoreau, who was quoting, Francis Bacon referencing Shakespeare referencing Pliny the Elder and he traced it back to Thag the Mastadon, Saber-tooth Tiger, Smilodon slayer. No really he did...

From: PA-R
14-Feb-18
H, I remember seeing that story, it was written on a wall inside of a cave, with drawings. Peter.

From: Brotsky
14-Feb-18
Was that the arrow Bowriter lost on his first caribou hunt? :)

From: LINK
14-Feb-18

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LOL. Good stuff.
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LOL. Good stuff.
In the comments section.

From: Fuzzy
14-Feb-18
looks like a harpoon head/atl-atl foreshaft rather than an arrow as in to be shot from a bow. As to forging copper 900 years ago, the Norse were in the area then.... they most likely imported hot metal working technology and the natives were bright (as all races are) and picked up on it.

From: LINK
14-Feb-18

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More good comments.

From: Salagi
14-Feb-18
The barbed antler shaft was to make it fly better out of the crossbow. ;)

From: MarkU
14-Feb-18
No wonder H has no fingers left on his left hand.

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