Making a Broadhead from a Teaspoon

Making a Broadhead from a Teaspoon

Originally posted on BushcraftUK

A lot of folk don’t understand hunting with a bow or crossbow and how it kills an animal. Firstly, a field point is just a pointed end to your arrow is highly unlikely to kill your intended meal and will only cause a lot of suffering to the beast. This is not good for the meat or your chances of finding it. The animal will make off for safety at speed and will leave little blood trail for you to follow as the shaft is plugging the wound. What is needed is a broadhead. This is effectively a flying knife blade. It causes a lot of hemorrhaging and the animal will be down in 20 or so yards, bleeding profusely. It will leave a good blood trail to follow and, if not dead, the animal can be quickly killed.
In a SHTF scenario the chances are you won’t have a set of broadheads ready for use. So, here is an easy way to make some very effective broadheads from just a teaspoon.

Firstly grab a teaspoon when the wife isnt looking:

then flatten it with a hammer:

next mark the shape out ready for cutting:

then cut with tin snips,cutting disk or hacksaw:

now you have a broadhead blank cut to shape:

Now cut the gandle off leaving enough to use for mounting on your arrow:

Next round the tang and sharpen the cutting edges of your broadhead:

and there you have it one very sharp and very effective broadhead:

It would be every bit as effective as any of my vast collection:

and these Atlatl heads made from bison bone and flint:

It might be a good idea to make a half dozen and keep in your survival kit of grab bag.