Broadhead Blowgun Dart for Hunting

Introduction: Broadhead Blowgun Dart for Hunting

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This Instructable will show you how to make a broadhead blowgun darts.
It is a easy and cheap alternative to buying darts for your blowgun.
The Darts have razor sharp edges which can easily slice through flesh an bones.

Step 1: You Will Need

For this project you will need:
A Hammer
Strong wire clippers
A file
A fine file or sand paper
A strong surface 

Wire clothes hanger
Electrical tape
Clear plastic folder

You will also need your blowpipe.

Step 2: Cutt Your Clothes Hanger

In this step you will have to cut your clothes hanger to the size you want the dart to be.
Longer darts are more stable but are not as fast .
Shorter darts fly further and have more penetration so I would recommend making them shorter.
That would mean cutting it to 3 pieces.
You only need the long straight part for the darts.
Be careful when cutting the clothes hangers they can fly in different directions when they're cut.
Use your strong wire cutters to do this.

Step 3: Flattening

In this step you will have to flatten the front with a hammer until its about half a centimeter wide.
Once in a wile flip it round so it doesn't start curving to one side.
It doesn't matter if it goes wider than half a centimeter.

Step 4: Making the Tip

Now you will have to file upwards towards the middle until you have a tip.
Do the same thing downwards to make a bit like an arrowhead.
Use your rough file to do this.

Step 5: Sharpening

Now take out your small file or sand paper  to create a small blade on the edges of the tip.
This will help you slice through flesh and bone when hunting.
You can also skip this step if you are not using the dart for hunting.

Step 6: The Cone

To get the dart to work for the blowgun you have to make the cone at the back for it to shoot out.
You can do this by cutting a small square out of the clear plastic folder about 7cm long and wide.
Next you will have to make a cone around your finger with the square and put a small piece of tape so the cone stays in shape.
Make sure there is no or a very small hole at the tip of the cone.
After that get your dart that you previously made and push it through the tip of the cone from the back.
Secure the cone from sliding off  with a small piece of tape.
Leave about half a centimeter of the metal dart sticking out inside the cone
Without applying any pressure loosely wrap electrical tape around the cone start about 1 and a half centimeters before the cone.
After covering the cone fully with electrical tape slide your dart into your blowgun cut the extra cone off.
You may need to trim the cone off a bit but at the end the dart should fit into the blowgun and should stay in place without sliding up and down.

Step 7: Finished Product

At the end you should get a very heavy duty blowgun dart.
With a decent blowgun you could easily kill small game from about 15 m when you attach a reel to the blowgun and modify the darts a bit you could easily go fishing with it.
Let me know which one of the other things in the images you want me to make for instructables.

Thanks for reading

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    9 years ago on Step 7

    Hi, many thanks for the Instructable. I am planning to make a blowpipe, but also wanted to disguise it somewhat as a walking staff. I notice that in your pictures you have a blowpipe with the tail and 'flick-knife' attachment. I am not sure at the moment whether to use PVC, Copper or even some Curtain Pole (we don't appear to use electrical conduit here in Bulgaria), but the material depends on strength and weight if it is going to also be a walking staff. I would be very pleased to see an Instructable of what you made in the photograph. Many thanks

    Arabian Outdoors
    Arabian Outdoors

    Reply 9 years ago on Step 7

    Thanks lots i am planning on doing a instructable on my blowpipe but i was also planing on doing a instructable on a blow pipe walking stick.
    if you could clarify what sort of walking stick (hiking,etc) and what features you would want( flick knife tail etc) that would be great .
    i could do it to your desire!
    thanks for commenting


    Reply 9 years ago on Step 7

    Actually, to give credit, I got my ideas from a couple of posters on You Tube, One make lots of things from PVC and another guy made a walking still from copper tube, carved a mouth piece from wood, put a removable stopper on the bottom and laminated it all with wood bark!! Some work, but a great piece of work. Personally, I prefer a walking staff - quite long about to chest height and I am 6' or 1.8m tall. I was thinking of a top rest (something I could steady one arm whilst using binos) incorporating a mouth piece. I am going to look into my First Aid bag to have a look at the Mouth to Mouth piece in that to see if I could adapt it for the blowing end of the pipe. I currently use a long wooden staff and have been scratching my head for ages trying to find an aesthetic and strong way of attaching a blade when required. I had never contemplated a Switchblade (Flick Knife) until I saw your photograph. Thanks for getting back to me - good luck and I've no doubt that you'll come up with some ideas.

    Arabian Outdoors
    Arabian Outdoors

    Reply 9 years ago on Step 7

    yes thanks for the ideas
    i am going to make it in the next few months.


    Reply 9 years ago on Step 7

    Walking STICK not STILL, but that would be a great idea also. LOL.


    9 years ago

    Good idea