Arrow Cresting – What is it and why is it done?

Why do you need to crown your arrows?

There are two main reasons why people raise their arrows: to highlight the different arrows in their collection and to give them an aesthetic touch as well.

First, by crowning an arrow, it is easy to distinguish between certain arrows. Experienced archers will be able to tell the difference between different types of arrows, but they will only be able to do so when they put in the time and effort to carefully examine the arrow. Bright colors and distinctive brands will make the task much easier, which is always good for you. Spending a little extra time crowning your arrows will pay off, especially when you are out hunting and have some time to pick out your arrows one by one.

And the second reason people crown their arrows is because it makes them look so cool. Cresting arrows are an art form in themselves and are a good outlet for the avid archer to unleash his artistic side. With a lot of materials and colors at your disposal, it will be easy to come up with your own unique patterns.

How to create arrows?

There are many ways to crown arrows, from pill wraps to templates to ordinary old brushes.

A common factor, however, is the use of a comb machine. Such machines are basically designed to hold an arrow firmly while it rotates steadily. Just dip a small brush with paint, hold the tip against one part of the spinning arrow shaft and press lightly. The steady rotation of the arrow allows you to coat the shaft of the arrow evenly with paint, making the job relatively easy and actually quite fun.

Of course, this is just the most basic method of crowning an arrow. You can wrap a wrap around the shaft of an arrow so that you can quickly strike bold and unique patterns, or you can wrap a template around the shaft of the arrow before spinning it in the crown machine. The latter form of cresting allows you to paint intricate patterns on the arrow to give it even more life.

A word of warning

If you are going to bring your arrows to the hunt or participate in archery tournaments, be careful with your arrowhead.

First, some patterns can draw attention to the game you are chasing. This is especially true if you are hunting animals that are particularly jerky, such as mule deer. On the other hand, the very structure of the arrow can be affected by poor coronation. The weight and aerodynamic properties of the arrow could change, especially if too much paint was absorbed into the wood.

Still, the arrowhead is an important step in adding character to your arrows. Learn how to do it right, and you’ll get a set of your own arrows!

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