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    Yuma, AZ
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    homesteading, archery, hunting, woodworking...and of course metalwork including smelting.
  1. Very awesome! Thank you for the pics and response. - Ian -
  2. Thank you Gents. I'll be checkin' out that book. The coin swage comment makes sense. I appreciate the comments. I'm excited to get back to the forge! Below are some points I made awhile back.
  3. on a post below... (the regular bodkins)... says they're made by Hector Cole. The tudor ones maybe the same maker, it doesn't expressly say. I'm going to go right to the source and ask. I figured I'd drop this gem here first see if there were any adept arrowsmiths about. Anyone watch "Forging Medieval Arrow Heads The Longbow Series Vol 2"? I was wondering if there are more than just regular bodkins made in it, if so I'll just buy it. How many smiths out there forging points or crossbow hardware? -Ian-
  4. Hello, I'm new here. My name's Ian (<that's an " i " ). I'm "out of country" for business at the moment, but before I had to leave I was making quality bodkin points. I feel the need to expand my porfolio of points and am really quite interested in the "tudor bodkin". The problem is I have absolutely no idea how it is formed (actually I have one idea... but I don't think it holds water... a spring swage maybe?.... were they even used in the dark ages, spring swages?). I've dredged the depths of the inter-webs looking for even a clue to how this point is formed and I have come up empty handed. Anybody with knowledge on this? Any help or explanation... or for that matter.... just a hint would be so very helpful. Thanks in advance. - Ian - ps: not sure who made this actual point it was google image retrieved, if i had a clue who made 'em I wouldn't bother even asking if I could use the image... I'd ask them how they are made.