Bodkin – Needle

Needle Bodkin modern reproduction.Needle Bodkin modern reproduction.


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Needle Bodkin akin to the “London Type 7”. Needle Bodkins were a useful and common design of arrow head across a wide span of history when and where ever maille or non metal armours were prevalent. They fell out of use in the latter part of middle ages in Europe with the increasing use of plate armour, the ensuing arms race lead to new designs with long weighty plate cutters filling the niche.

Made of blackened steel, partly by hand thus every one is unique, as you would expect the shaft you attach them to may need a bit of work to get a good fit. These modern reproductions of needle bodkins are intended as look alike examples of the originals, great to shoot, excellent for display, reenactment and as teaching aids.

  • Sold individually.
  • Approximately 11 cm in length.
  • Average weight in grains 275 – 330.
  • Will easily fit 5/16 – 11/32 shafts or taper.

Additional information

Weight 0.035 kg

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