Arrow Making (Book One, Card 17)

The Arrowhead was formed of a hard stone, such as Flint, that was honed into a projectile tip using the Flint knapping technique.

The arrows, which were about half the length of the bow, were made from dry, hard sticks of wood.

Feathers were used to give arrows their ‘spin’ while in flight and to balance the weight of the arrowhead to keep the arrow from tumbling. The buzzard and turkey feathers were simple to find and work with.