Blunt arrows or club arrows are arrows that have have flared heads that appear as reversed cones with flat or domed faces. These could be made of the same piece of wood as the shaft or could have antler tips.
Blunt Arrows in Recreationist Societies
Blunts are used in two ways:
- Some countries (such as Australia) have re-enactment groups that use blunts in combat archery. This however is not a worldwide practise.
- Some countries (such as the UK and more recently Australia) use blunt arrows in the beginning of some combats. Thos is different than combat archery in that mesh is not worn over the face rather training substitutes for this and the arrow storm begins the combat, but does not continue into the general combat.
Both of these types of uses use the standard rubber blunt.
They don't fly as nicely as your regular arrow (in fact, they wobble around an awful lot) but these are the sacrifices we make when playing such a game. Although, there are many people who can get incredibly accuracy using them.SCAism