This is a question Ive been pondering on, What classifies a broadhead as tradional, classic, or collectable. I generally hunt with a recurve and Zwickey heads now, although Ive run through some more modern heads as well, I grew up shooting compounds with 3 and 4 blade Wasp Cam Loks, the blue and stainless Bear Razorheads, and Muzzy 3 and 4 blade heads. The Wasp heads are discontinued, as are the Bear heads, the Muzzys have changed styles somewhat, is there a specific parameter to classify the type of broadheads suitable for collecting or are the heads I grew up shooting now just something for the junk drawer.
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I'm a member of the American Broadhead Collector's Club (ABCC) as well and I agree with Rick that ALL broadheads are collectible.
This year I took my buck with a Mowoc Dot made in 1960. They were cheaper than "new" heads and very serviceable. Plus I think that's kind of cool.
I enjoy my small collection of glue-on broadheads and admire the collections the "Big Dogs" have with thousands of different heads. Some of the very rare and oddball are beyond my range. You can' buy them; and unless you have the spear that pierced Christ's side you can't match them for a trade.
If you want to get started all you need is a few trader heads. I have many duplicates and anything I don't have is interesting enough to me to part with some of the duplicate heads from the 60's to 80's I have. In fact - new heads are selling for more than I am willing to pay and when one comes up I hop on it.
The funny thing is - some of the absolute worst designs are the most collectible. Because they didn't sell and only briefly appeared in production. You can't believe what some bone-heads have offered archers as a big-game hunting head. I despise modern mechanical heads but I am certain 50 years from now people will be drooling over them on trade tables.
I just wanted a nice wall display for my den. They look GREAT and are endlessly fascinating (to me).
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Bear Kodiak & K. Hunter, D. Palmer Hunter, Ben Pearson Hunter, Wing Presentation II & 4 Red Wing Hunters (LH & 3 RH), Browning Explorer, Cobra II & Wasp, Martin/Howatt Dream Catcher, Root Warrior, Shakespeare Necedah. Posts: 4089 | From: Upstate NY | Registered: May 2003
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