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#3286801 - 07/09/13 06:18 PM High end, boutique broadheads?
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Anyone use "boutique" broadheads? A buddy of nine who is a knife snob has some broadheads he bought from Germany running about $30 each. German steel. The company was sold and is now Chinese steel (like most commercial broadheads).

Personally, I wouldn't mind dropping some coin on high quality steel, but the boutique, single forged broadheads on the market are very $$. So much so, that they are too pricey to experiment with. Mainly curious if anyone uses them.
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#3286825 - 07/09/13 06:38 PM Re: High end, boutique broadheads? [Re: Poser]
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Not sure what brand broadheads you consider boutique ? I shoot the best broadhead that I can afford to use in the field that can be reused by sharpening or replacement blades . All of mine are made in the USA !
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#3286838 - 07/09/13 06:51 PM Re: High end, boutique broadheads? [Re: Radar]
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Lets define "boutique" as not available from large, outdoor retailers. Bass Pro, Cabelas etc, do not carry boutique broadheads. Generally, these are broadheads only available factory direct, or through specialty shops
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#3286856 - 07/09/13 07:18 PM Re: High end, boutique broadheads? [Re: Poser]
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Lancaster Archery is carrying the broadhead I believe you're talking about—Silver Flames or something like that....I saw them in the catalog, and no way would I ever pay $30 per head German steel or not. A similar head to that, and is made in the USA I believe, is the new VAP head. My BIL pulled one out the other day and they look nasty and are a solid, one-piece head.
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#3286889 - 07/09/13 08:09 PM Re: High end, boutique broadheads? [Re: TNDeerGuy]
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 Originally Posted By: TNDeerGuy
Lancaster Archery is carrying the broadhead I believe you're talking about—Silver Flames or something like that....I saw them in the catalog, and no way would I ever pay $30 per head German steel or not. A similar head to that, and is made in the USA I believe, is the new VAP head. My BIL pulled one out the other day and they look nasty and are a solid, one-piece head.


Yeah, Silver Flames, but they are Chinese Steel now. Paying $30 for German steel is one thing. Chinese steel, and you might as well buy mainstream brands.
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#3286982 - 07/09/13 09:31 PM Re: High end, boutique broadheads? [Re: Poser]
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Rage titanium is tough enough and cuts like crazy
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#3287073 - 07/10/13 01:18 AM Re: High end, boutique broadheads? [Re: MattZ9]
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Ain't got a desire to spend that kind of money on something that will eventually get lost or broken off in the woods. I will stick with my 100gr Thunderheads, and if I do switch, I will probably go with Magnus Stinger 2 blades.
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#3287111 - 07/10/13 06:14 AM Re: High end, boutique broadheads? [Re: MattZ9]
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 Originally Posted By: MattZ9
Rage titanium is tough enough and cuts like crazy


It will certainly kill deer, no doubt about that, but "tough"? Get out of town. Those are the flimsiest broadheads on the market. The are often only good for one kill as the blades get bent. The edges do not like to resharpen because the steel is low quality. But, like I said, they will put a hole in the deer, but they have more in common with disposable razors. I used them for 4 years.
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#3287114 - 07/10/13 06:18 AM Re: High end, boutique broadheads? [Re: catman529]
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 Originally Posted By: catman529
Ain't got a desire to spend that kind of money on something that will eventually get lost or broken off in the woods. I will stick with my 100gr Thunderheads, and if I do switch, I will probably go with Magnus Stinger 2 blades.


I've been using the Magnus Stinger 2 blades for the last year and a half. I switched to them mid season from using Rage.
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#3287117 - 07/10/13 06:24 AM Re: High end, boutique broadheads? [Re: Poser]
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Did some digging and found that you still can get Silver Flames that use Solingen steel: http://www.german-kinetics.com/component/content/article/4/19-silverflame-jagdspitzen.html

Looks like they are about $75 a 3 pack. There are Silver Flames sold in the US that are manufactured in China, apparently.

Of course, there are always these Ashby broadheads if you are looking for something in the 300+ grain weight http://www.alaskabowhunting.com/Ashby-Single-Bevel-Broadheads-P147.aspx
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