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Posted by zwickey2bl (Member # 5979) on :
 
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Found and bought two six-packs of these recently on the 'bay at a good price. I'm guessing they'll work as good as ever, despite their "age." Also just ordered 3 doz ash shafts from a forum member here and 100 yellow barred feathers, going to make up some new hunting arrows. Some I'll tip with these. I've shot Deltas for years, thought I'd try the Eskis for a switch.

I like the hi-tech packaging on these - just like the first Zwickeys I ever bought 30 years ago. [Smile]
 
Posted by limbshaker (Member # 34690) on :
 
Never bought any "new" Zwickeys but I have always seemed to have a few lying around. Great heads, certainly have seemed to stand the test of time.

That packaging is pretty dang classy, looks great! Looks like you scored big.

*Hello from over in North Central Alabama! [wavey]
 
Posted by Stumpkiller (Member # 976) on :
 
No doubt they will sharpen up fine. I have some identical heads in my arsenal.

My buck this year was taken with a 1960 Mowoc Dot. The old heads of good material and design work pretty well . . . deer are mostly unchanged these last 60,000 years or so. ;-)

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Posted by zwickey2bl (Member # 5979) on :
 
Hey limbshaker, we only about 40 miles apart. I'm in Florence, or just west of town, anyway. Bend of the (Tennessee) river.
 
Posted by Tajue17 (Member # 1894) on :
 
what's their age? because I bought some new in a store in September and that was the packaging? unless it was NOS stuff because before that I bought zwicks around 1986 an they had that vintage packaging too,,,,, curious because its never been mentioned is there a date on zwickey packaging to identify the DOB.
 
Posted by Jerry Gille (Member # 540) on :
 
So you are telling me the broadheads I shoot are vintage huh? And they play Van Halen on a "classic rock" station. Man I'm feeling old.
 
Posted by zwickey2bl (Member # 5979) on :
 
I hear ya bro, at pushing 60 I'm definitely in the "vintage" and "classic" categories. I heard a guy a while back comment in a department store, kinda absently and to no one in particular (though I'm guessing he saw me and thought I'd understand) - "never thought I'd live long enough to hear the Muzak version of 'Smoke on the Water.' I laughed at that.

Tajue, I think you're right, they've been using that same packaging for years, but some I saw for sale online recently looked like they were in a blister-pack of 3 rather than 6, and they were as much as I paid per 6 pack of these.
 
Posted by Tajue17 (Member # 1894) on :
 
okay I get it now, vintage style? but is there such a thing after knapped heads?
 
Posted by Stumpkiller (Member # 976) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Tajue17:
okay I get it now, vintage style? but is there such a thing after knapped heads?

Yea. Verily.

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Posted by Sam McMichael (Member # 17671) on :
 
I have some of those same vintage heads and have never even gotten close to a sharp edge on those bleeders.

Stumpkiller, I'mm with you. Anything on the Bayeux Tapestry is vintage enough for me.
 
Posted by Ron LaClair (Member # 13) on :
 
Deer camp in 1958 using Goshawk broadheads....anyone remember them

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Posted by Jon Stewart (Member # 12017) on :
 
Got one or two of them Ron.

The only thing vintage about those Black Diamands is the guy using them, ME, lol. I hate the bleeders. Dad left me maybe 50 of the Black Diamonds and if they had the bleaders I ground them off.

I also have two of the made for Bear Black Diamonds which are on the older side.
 
Posted by mnbwhtr (Member # 9523) on :
 
I've got 60 of those Modoc's if anyone wants some.
 
Posted by Stumpkiller (Member # 976) on :
 
Mowoc or Modoc?

This is a Modoc
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This is a Mowoc
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Posted by SlowBowinMO (Member # 1289) on :
 
I love old stuff. [thumbsup]
 
Posted by hvyhitter (Member # 15486) on :
 
I have 4 of the big deadheads on wood shafts that are shot out of my HH only....... sometimes I just like to go really old school...........
 
Posted by ShrtRnd (Member # 44618) on :
 
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Originally posted by Jerry Gille:
So you are telling me the broadheads I shoot are vintage huh? And they play Van Halen on a "classic rock" station. Man I'm feeling old.

That statement kinda dates me as well sadly.. somewhere on my bench I have a set of Zwickeys' that I originally bought when I first started out and ground off the bleeder blades.
 
Posted by Orion (Member # 2759) on :
 
Zwickey2bl, as I'm sure you know, Zswickey hasn't changed the design of the eskimo or delta head or the packaging in which they're sold since they were put on the market more than 50 years ago. Did change the color a time or two though. The most recent was a dull blue about 10-20 years ago before going back to the current dull green.

Excellent head. I usually have a few deltas in my quiver.
 
Posted by Paul/KS (Member # 8684) on :
 
I think I still have a few Bear broadheads from the early 70's.
 
Posted by T Lail (Member # 3084) on :
 
vintage ????? I thought all my stuff was just old......... [dunno]
 
Posted by The Nocking Point (Member # 26001) on :
 
I still use Deltas I guess vintage heads for a vintage hunter.
Terry
 
Posted by Fletcher (Member # 1125) on :
 
The packaging hasn't changed in many years, this goes back at least to the '70's and I think well before that, usually orange or green in color. Construction did change about 10 years ago. Zwickey went from all welded to a spot weld and copper braze. Steel stills seems to be the same, good stuff.
 
Posted by The Nocking Point (Member # 26001) on :
 
The packaging has changed,they now come in a 3 pack blister pack.
Terry
 
Posted by pavan (Member # 21538) on :
 
The screw ons come in three packs for the benefit of carbon arrow shooters. A compound hunter field dressed and carted a deer out that my wife shot, with an original Grizzly and the next year, he helped with one shot with with an Eskimo. He explained that he did not understand how she could get so much power out of her arrows, because his mechanicals never did what her's did. He got the Zwickeys, then before the next deer season, he got a recurve, then he had me make him some wood arrows, then he came over and asked he could borrow my cargo trailer and deer cart. This year I ran into three compound shooters, two using Zwickey Eskimos, word gets around and all kinds of things happen. One asked if it would be possible to shoot a deer with a Bear Super Grizzly, because he just bought one, from a tree stand. I told him, yes, with a bit of a change from how you shoot. The crazy buggers hauled a ladder stand out of their pickup and tied it to a power pole, illegal. I had three blunts, I asked, "How far are you from your deer trail?" One paced off 15 yards and set a water bottle down. I hit it twice with my severely canted longbow and close with the third. A couple of weeks ago the third came by asking for sharpening instructions. He was going to put some on his carbons. He was shocked how easy it was to make, his words, 'antique crap work so good'. I let him shoot a Pro Hunter Wing that came back to me, after some instruction. Then showed him some wood arrows with Eskimos, hills, Grizzlies and Rib Tecs on them. He had never handled a wood arrow with a broadhead before. I love that glazed eyes look that the young hunters get when they have their first contact with traditional archery.
 
Posted by NY Yankee (Member # 3896) on :
 
Zwickey's are great heads but I hate the thick green paint they put on them. When I used them, I tossed them all in a jar of acetone to soak for 24 hours. Paint came right off and the ferrules were clean. Now they are a really great head.
 
Posted by SlowBowinMO (Member # 1289) on :
 
They are ALL blister 3 packs now. I liked the old paper packs if only because they had been around so long. My signature was on those old packs. I just like knowing "Down log blind at Misty River" was a real place with real stories for some long ago hunters.

We all have places like that. [campfire]
 


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