Introduction: Forging a Broad Head Arrow

Here is a video I made about forging a broadhead arrow.

The memory of my camera was only about 4 minutes so I could not film the whole process.

I started from a piece of mild steel about the same thickness as the arrow shaft. Then I start to flatten the end of the piece and proceed to draw it out. When im satisfied with the shape I start to roll it so it will accept the arrow shaft. I then use a tool to make the hole simmetrical. I then turn the piece arround and cut of the excess material. Then it is heated again and I start forging the tip.

When the tip is forged I cool the head in water and grind a bevel on it. After it's nice and sharp I heat it up once more and quench it in water. After hardening I leave it by the forge and let it soften to a nice golden color.


The Block Meister (author)2017-01-09

You should do an Instructable on how to make your forge, I love blacksmithing myself, but I don't have my own equipment. It would be awesome to see how you made or bought your forge!

The forge I use now was made out of sheet steel, the one used in the video was given to me as a gift. The construction is almost the same as the one in this link:

The Block Meister (author)2017-01-09

And I am pretty sure the arrowhead you made is a long bodkin

Though it is wider than the shaft of the arrow. . .

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