Wooden arrows

Wooden arrows

Wooden arrows

At Khans Arrows, we offer custom-made bamboo shafts for sale at affordable rates. While most archers choose to work with wooden arrows, they are highly prone to warping and breakage. Bamboo arrows are extremely strong, sturdy, and can give you the best shooting experience.

Finding an arrow with the right spine and arrow length

An arrow spine has a direct and larger impact on your shooting accuracy. An arrow spine is a measurement of how much an arrow can bend. If you have a lower weighing bow, choose a shaft that has a higher deflection, and likewise, if you own a heavier bow, choose an arrow with a “stiffer” spine or lower deflection. Using a spine selection chart can help you choose the best arrow with the right spine length.

When it comes to arrow length, if you are an experienced archer, choose an arrow that is at least one inch longer than your draw length. If you are a beginner, go for an arrow that is more than 3 inches than your draw length. An arrow too short can either get caught on the shelf or accidentally draw a broadhead on your hand. Using an arrow that is too long can make its spine weak, resulting in a poor fly. We sell the best quality bamboo shafts that are far more durable than wooden arrows.

Choosing the right arrow fletching

Fletchings refer to the backside of an arrow and are used to stabilize the arrow in flight. Fletchings made out of plastic are called vanes and work best with bows that have an elevated arrow rest. Vanes are highly durable, waterproof, and work perfectly with compound and modern recurve bows.

On the other hand, feathers offer maximum forgiveness and stability and are the best choice for archers that compete in tournaments. Feathers are not waterproof, but if you want it to be water-resistant, it can be custom-made. As a general rule, you want a shorter vane if you are shooting longer distances and a longer vane if you are shooting shorter distances.

Difference between aluminum and fiberglass arrows

Aluminum arrows are in practice since times unknown and are among the best projectiles, due to their lightweight and hollow construction. These arrows can be easily bent back into shape and work well with lightweight bows. Furthermore, aluminum arrows are less expensive than carbon arrows and offer a longer shelf life.

On the other hand, fiberglass arrows work well for target practice as they have a solid body and a glue on the tip. However, they can be tough to bend back to shape as they are quite sturdy. These shafts are best for beginners and those looking for an inexpensive shaft to fling down the range.

Get in touch with Khans Arrows or visit our store online to view our wide range of bamboo arrows. We offer the best custom-made shafts at low prices that are more durable than wooden arrows.

Wooden arrows
Khans Arrows
4547 Jarrell
San Antonio TX 78253 US

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Todd Mathis outdoor tournament

Khan’s Arrows are NOT “off the shelf” factory arrows. These are the real hand-made, medieval, armor piercing, hog mauling, best flying arrows you will ever buy…and once you begin shooting them, you will never want to go back to synthetics. I certainly never did!  It is my pleasure to make what are likely the BEST hand-made authentic wooden arrows you will every shoot. Or, better still, teach you how to make your own and offer everything you might need to be an expert.  Now tell me that isn’t what you have been looking for!

Balancing an arrow is an art

Khan’s arrows makes authentic medieval arrows for SCA re-enactors or Renaissance Fair enthusiasts!  These arrows may look kick-ass, but they are the real thing too!  These matched bamboo arrows are individually hand-made, hand straightened, and balanced prior to shipping, IN OUR SHOP IN TEXAS, just like every arrow we sell.  They will be legal on any SCA or Ren Fair range.  Every set of arrows we sell is balanced, matched, properly spined to group tightly and durable! Old Genghis would be happy with our work.  He brought down 4 empires using arrow just like these.

Please keep in mind that delivery could take 2 – 4 weeks. I won’t start making your arrows until I know exactly what you want and the order form has been received along with your payment.  I often help tournament archers, who have transitioned to bamboo, get exactly what they need.  Contact me…I really am a friendly guy!  Please see the customer review page for more information.