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Offline jaxenro

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Bronze Arrowheads
« on: September 03, 2016, 08:35:18 am »
I tried to print my miniature bodkin points in steel but it was a no go but I am having them printed in bronze (actually lost wax cast in bronze the printer prints the wax image them a lost wax casting is made from it). I was going to treat them with Birchwood Casey's brass black to replicate the look of iron, good enough for a miniature, but was wondering were medieval era arrowheads ever made from bronze? I am assuming bronze age ones were

Offline loon

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Re: Bronze Arrowheads
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2016, 01:49:06 pm »
bronze age ones were. Maybe Scythian arrows??
Inuit made copper arrowheads

Offline jaxenro

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Re: Bronze Arrowheads
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2016, 03:47:15 pm »
Seen a pick of a scandanavian Bronze bodkin but I wasn't sure of the provenence

Offline Buck67

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Re: Bronze Arrowheads
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2016, 03:53:31 am »
lots of Chinese bronze arrowheads in museums.  A lot of them were used on crossbows as well.

Offline stickbender

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Re: Bronze Arrowheads
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2016, 07:08:15 pm »

     Print the wax model, and cast it in steel.  If you are using the lost wax process, just use steel, instead of the bronze.  But like the others have said bronze arrow heads were used a lot, as at the time iron was difficult to get.  Steel, didn't come along till around when  the Vikings perfected the process of making steel from iron.  Then it spread all over.  There was a show on the history channel, that showed a Chinese tomb they had unearthed, and there were bronze swords, that were still literally razor sharp! 

Offline Hunts with stone

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Re: Bronze Arrowheads
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2017, 04:17:27 am »
Iím reopening this topic because I looking into how the Sncythian made arrows from  birch rather than cane or bamboo. The bronze artifaces We have and will cast copy are very small.  They were designed for war and piercing armor . The socket which the arrow shift goes into on many is around a 16th of an inch in diameter to an eighth.  Tappering to fit seems a logical method. I question their strength to take an impact though. Does anyone have the construction  on the hafting?