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WVGrizzly
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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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bowhunterfrompast
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All broadheads from the very common to the rarest are collectable. It depends on what the individual wants to collect.

The American Broadhead Collector's Club has over 4,000 broadhead entries in their Broadhead Master List, along with other publications to help the collector.

Several members have published books to help with the identification of glue-on, screw-in and mechanical broadheads, and fish points.

If you are considering broadhead collecting, your first big step would be to join the ABCC.

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Rick Wakeman
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ive tried to find a website for the abcc, but failed, how does one go about joining the organization?

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Greg Schwehr is the Membership Chairman and can be reached at Gregory.schwehr@yahoo.com

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Rick Wakeman
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Jon Stewart
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The Clovis I have is kind of collectable and so is the Pandale stone head. Both found by me.
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quote:
Originally posted by Jon Stewart:
The Clovis I have is kind of collectable and so is the Pandale stone head. Both found by me.

Stone heads are very collectable, and finding them yourself makes them even more so.

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Rick Wakeman
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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. [archer]

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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