Arrow Shafts

Here you’ll find all the materials you need to make your own deadly primitive hunting arrows. I have Tonkin cane in stock and rivercane (when available). Both work exceptionally well for arrows. In my opinion river cane and tonkin cane are the premier primitive arrow materials. They stay straight, they fly beautifully, and they’re deadly when used for hunting just about any game you set your sights on.

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    Rivercane Arrowshafts (12 ct) (TEMPORARILY SOLD OUT)



    PLEASE NOTE:  The Post Office recently increased their shipping costs on long items like arrow shafts, so that will translate into higher shipping costs.  Also, the increase in fuel prices and inflation has forced me to increase prices on my cane shafts to make up for the added expense.

    Shoot what Billy shoots…river cane!  River cane is one of the best primitive arrow materials available; it’s easy to straighten and flies perfectly when properly matched to a bow.  Its hard, waxy coating makes it very resistant to warpage and its density means it’s almost indestructable.  Cane is naturally hollow, making it perfect for adding foreshafts that can be tipped with different points to create arrows of wonderful versatility.  These river cane arrow shafts are hand selected for uniformity, proper thickness taper and straightness.  Rivercane will vary somewhat in wall thickness and spine, so these shafts are cut extra long to allow you to tune each piece of cane to fly well off your particular bow.  These cane shafts are for serious big game hunting.  They’ve proved deadly on deer, wild pigs, turkeys, and even tough South African Plains game.  Click through the photos to see a kudu taken with a single rivercane arrow.  That’s all the proof you need.

    $60 per dozen + $19 shipping

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    Tonkin Cane Arrowshafts (12 ct)


    River cane may have just met its match! Tonkin cane is a type of bamboo that just might give river cane a run for its money. There are several distinct advantages that tonkin cane has over river cane. First, tonkin cane is denser and noticeably harder than river cane. Second, tonkin cane has much thicker walls than river cane, making it much stiffer than rivercane of equal diameter. This means tonkin cane arrows can be considerably smaller in diameter without sacrificing spine or flight quality. And because it’s denser, tonkin cane carries lethal momentum. Smaller diameter shafts encounter less resistance to penetration. That, combined with tonkin’s density, means tonkin cane arrows pack a deadly one-two punch. Don’t let a slim tonkin arrow fool you…this stuff is very durable and can withstand a tremendous amount of abuse without breaking. The front ends can be tapered to fit a field point, drilled out to accommodate hardwood foreshafts, or hunting points can simply be mounted right into the front of the cane.  Unlike river cane, tonkin cane can have its diameter reduced to get it to a particular spine, and the nodes can be flattened to match the outside diameter of the rest of the shaft.   These are raw shafts that will need heating and straightening. Supplies of this material are limited, so get it before it’s gone.