Blowtubes

Do you long for the blowtube? The blowtube is a long thin hollow tube that is used to shooting of light darts or arrows. The blowtubes (like the catapults) are the speciality in our e-shop. You will find blowtubes for adults and blowtubes for children, short blowtubes and long blowtubes and replacement arrow for blowtubes.

The blowtube acts on the simple principle. When the shooter blows into the tube from one end, the arrow will fly out of second end of the tube. And if the shooter is good, the arrow will hit the target.

Some African tribes use the blowtubes to this day. Their darts are poisoned. A victim is either paralyzed or even killed by poison.

Absolute quietness and simple production are the main advantages of blowtubes. But short range is a disadvantage. You will find also children’s blowtubes from plastic in our large range. Sucker darts are used for these children’s blowtubes. Also special arrows for blowtubes can be found here.

The blowtube is simple and primitive pneumatic weapon. It is popular mainly thanks to Hollywood film production (e.g. movies with legendary Indiana Jones).

The blowtube is not a toy! Follow the rules of safety to prevent any unnecessary injuries. Air can be blown only into a tube. You must never inhale air from the tube! Otherwise you can inhale the arrow. Never shoot into open space.

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What is the difference between industrially rolled and hand-forged blades?

In the case of hand-forged blades, our blacksmith takes the already rolled spring steel and forges it by hand on the anvil or under the drop hammer. The steel gets more solid (denser) by forging. In the case of industrially rolled spring steel blades, the sheets of steel plate is cut to strips under drop snips, then ground or milled and immediately forged into the annealing furnace and oil-quenched. The properties of both kinds of steels are not very different, since industrial rolling is already very good! On forged blades are usually blacksmith marks, which give them an authentic and unique look.

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