Damascus Steel has been highly prized for centuries. The process of folding high carbon steel makes the steel even more flexible and durable. The laminations allow for spreading metal stress across many layers of steel rather than just one layer.
For centuries, Damascus steel, sometimes referred to as “Damascened” steel was the most highly prized steel for arrow heads and sword blades.
The Japanese and the Vikings used the same methods for their swords. By folding steel and hammering it back against itself, the steel becomes much more flexible than a regular steel blade or arrowhead.
Of course, the real reason to buy these heads is the beauty. They are unique and interesting.
If you have read about my black arrows, then you understand the design. The concept is simple. Since the weakest spot in any wooden arrow is the arrow shaft itself. However, when you transfer the weakest point to the back of the head, and combine the flexibility of good high carbon steel with a tough HIGH QUALITY bamboo arrow shaft, then the arrow survives. Although the head may be bent. If the head can simply be bent back with your fingers, or a slight gently hammering, it goes back into the quiver.
THIS IS WHY I HAVE YET TO BREAK A BLACK ARROW IN THE YEAR I HAVE BEEN SHOOTING THEM.
I have put them into angle iron, 2/4 wood, and even had a complete passthrough of the backstop and through the wall behind! All of these mishaps happened while shooting 43 pound horse bow at 20 yards on an indoor range. All of these arrows were fine. I just had to replace the head on the arrow that kissed the angle iron.
The heads are easy to tap out straight, or replace if they are bent too much.
These upgrades come in the same weights and styles as the regular black arrow points.