Arrowcards

by Woodsbum

A while ago I ran into a very neat little product called the Arrowcard. They come in several different configurations to include a dogtag style and a card style that fit into the bottom of a tin, such as an Altoids tin. In essence, these little cards are multi-tool devices that incorporate an actual arrow/spear head into the card.

Being the tinkering type individual that I am, I had to get myself several of these little gadgets to play with and see how they worked. All in all, I ended up getting numerous more and have them laying around the house now because I can’t break them, lose them, or wear them out. Way to go Primalware!

Here is what the dog tag style look like.

Dual saw arrowtag

Dual saw arrowtag

Knife/saw arrowtag

Knife/saw arrowtag

The tags were around $15 when I got them and included a silencer and chain with the tag. What I did was make them into necklaces and gave them out to my family. These are the way that the necklaces looked when I was done with them.

Arrowtag necklaces

Arrowtag necklaces

Th tags have the arrow head that pops out and can be used as either a broadhead or as a spear/javelin tip. The sides of the tag are either sawblades or knifeblades and really work well considering that it is a dogtag that you are cutting with. The arrowcards are a bit bigger and are easier to use. I got one that fits into an Altoids tin and one that fits into a larger tin. They also have different type tips. One is multiple arrow heads and one is more of a spear with a frog/fish gigging tip and arrowheads.

Arrowcard in an Altoids tin

Arrowcard in an Altoids tin


Spear tip arrowcard

Spear tip arrowcard

I have played with these a bit and have used them for general tasks. Considering the fact that they cost money, I have not ripped one apart just to play with it. Lucky for me, there is a picture online of someone that used the arrowhead as a broadhead on an arrow.

Arrowtag as a broadhead

Arrowtag as a broadhead

After having had these floating around in my pack, truck and around my neck for a couple years I can tell you that they are quite handy. The quality is very good. And I have no doubt that they will be capable of fulfilling their intended purposes. The knife edge on my necklace and card in my Altoids tin have seen quite a bit of use. The one in my tin as even been used to clean a couple rabbits and grouse.

My overall impression is as such: I would not hinge my very existence on one of these cards or tags, but to carry one as a backup or “ah crap” tool I could not see any better use of $15-$25. They really are a neat little product. Not only that, but Erica (the lady you contact to purchase them from) seems really nice via email……

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