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spitfire sharp?

Post by Troubleshooter » Fri Feb 12, 2016 5:22 pm

I heard some people say on the forum that the spitfire broadhead are very sharp.

I ordered a 3-pack of these, and it seems to be impossible to cut yourself with the so called 'sharp' blades.

My boltcutters are obvious sharper. (and i thought the boltcutters were allready not very sharp)

Did i get 'wrong' spitfires or something? Or do i have to sharpen it myself...

Really dissapointed with these.

Please you experiences with these / your comment about this.

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Re: spitfire sharp?

Post by vixenmaster » Fri Feb 12, 2016 6:52 pm

Its one of those Murphy things don't cha knowed :lol: I have a dz of'em n they all will cut yer liver out quick :lol:
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Re: spitfire sharp?

Post by sproulman » Sat Feb 13, 2016 12:19 pm

our group all use SPITFIRES my gosh for at least 20 years..I used bear points on my cedar arrows...Spits will cut out of package...I bought a archery broadhead file 40 years ago you will not believe how sharp it makes blades..I cannot even get a blade that sharp with LANKSY sharpener..That file is unreal...

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Post by 8ptbuk » Sat Feb 13, 2016 12:30 pm

I have to sharpen everything I buy now regardless of what brand it is. I've just came to expect it !
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Post by amythntr » Sat Feb 13, 2016 12:35 pm

....I collect dull Spitfires....if you are just gonna get rid of them.... :mrgreen: ...you are not supposed to open the blades because it weakens the piece that holds them in place....I have found that not one deer has complained after getting hit with them...I guess it was because "they be dead!" ....my take is that they are just awesome!

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Re: spitfire sharp?

Post by Minnow » Sat Feb 13, 2016 4:13 pm

Any chance u got practice blades/head? Just a thought...
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Post by gwhuntr » Sat Feb 13, 2016 8:18 pm

Midway USA has a practice tip.
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Post by newbie » Sat Feb 13, 2016 8:30 pm

8ptbuk wrote:I have to sharpen everything I buy now regardless of what brand it is. I've just came to expect it !
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Re: spitfire sharp?

Post by drkeenan » Sun Feb 14, 2016 8:38 am

To be honest, I've never checked mine for sharpness. That said, I've yet to have a deer survive an encounter with a spitfire. Love these heads for flight and reliability!!
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Re: spitfire sharp?

Post by Deaf jeff » Sun Feb 14, 2016 9:33 am

I have been using spitfire broadheads for 15 years or more and have never thought they were not sharp. have always been satisfied with them-sharpness, reliability, they shoot like my field tips
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Re: spitfire sharp?

Post by longbow joe » Sun Feb 14, 2016 10:41 am

Most expandables i have seen schwacker. spitfire dont have a super super super anal sharp blades if thats what you mean but i assure you a store bought new spitfire is sharp enough to do its job. I would think too sharp would mean an edge rolling over rather than cutting is very important cutting human skin with a scalpal is different than deer hair n ribs.In my longbow days i could get a zwickey awful sharp with just a new millbasterd file. They killed deer just as dead i know they werent "scalpal " sharp.
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Re: spitfire sharp?

Post by sproulman » Sun Feb 14, 2016 11:02 am

longbow joe wrote:Most expandables i have seen schwacker. spitfire dont have a super super super anal sharp blades if thats what you mean but i assure you a store bought new spitfire is sharp enough to do its job. I would think too sharp would mean an edge rolling over rather than cutting is very important cutting human skin with a scalpal is different than deer hair n ribs.In my longbow days i could get a zwickey awful sharp with just a new millbasterd file. They killed deer just as dead i know they werent "scalpal " sharp.
I USED ZWICKEY FOR 50 YEARS AND YOU ARE RIGHT WITH THAT FILE I HAD IT WAS LIKE RAZOR BLADE...NEVER TRIED FILE ON MY SPITS..

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Re: spitfire sharp?

Post by Stocksoccer » Sun Feb 14, 2016 12:35 pm

2 Deer dead this season with the spitfires 125, they ran a combined 60 yds.

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Re: spitfire sharp?

Post by Troubleshooter » Sun Feb 14, 2016 3:25 pm

Well, nice to hear you guys have good experiences. Seems to be i'm the first one with sharpnes problems.

I din't expect a super super sharp broadhead, but you can push your finger hard on it, slide it hardly and fast along the 'sharp' side and see really nothing happen.

I ordered these broadheads in Germany, but this should be not the difference...

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