Since 1971, Wasp Archery has been the leader in innovation for the broadhead market. It all began when Wasp founder, Richard Maleski, opened the doors to Wasp Archery and released the Model 403, 404, 406, 303, 304 and 306 model broadheads.
Shortly after, Wasp introduced the Cam-Lok, which revolutionized replacement blade broadheads. Improvements didn't stop there. Advances in broadhead equipment continued with the Cam-lok II, Diamond-Point Chisel Tip and Super Smart Tip (SST).
In 1995, Wasp released the Mechanic, the first mechanical broadhead to hit retail stores, and the Wasp Jak-Hammer quickly followed and transformed how mechanical heads were designed.
The first decade in the new millennium brought along developments by Wasp that are still at the forefront of today's broadhead design. The 3-blade Wasp Boss, unveiled in 2003 changed the philosophy on fixed-blade broadheads through blade and ferrule alignment and is still one of today's most popular head on the market. A 4-blade Boss was created almost immediately after.
The last broadhead Wasp released under the direction of its founder, Richard Maleski, was the SharpShooter. It filled the need for traditional archers and fixed blade enthusiasts. Maleski passed away in 2008.
The Weaver Family took ownership of Wasp Archery in 2010 and gave the brand an updated, modern look while maintaining the same level of quality manufacturing and innovated thinking. Wasp continued the progress of fresh ideas with the launch of the most innovative mechanical head yet, the Z-Force.
The Wasp mission statement can be found at the end of every bloodtrail.
Wasp Archery is a family owned and operated business. Guy Weaver, President of Wasp Archery and his wife, Micki have known each other all their life and have been married for 36 years. Their fathers worked together, and in 1986, they started Weaver's Glass & Building Specialties, located in Harrisburg, Pa. After the untimely death of founder and former owner, Richard Maliski, in 2008, the Weavers were given the opportunity to purchase Wasp.
The Weaver's two sons, Matthew and Zachery, are avid hunters - just like their father, Guy. They have always used Wasp broadheads because they were the strongest, most reliable broadheads on the market.
Zachery met his wife, Sarah in 2003 while in college. It didn't take long for her to discover a passion for hunting, too. Their son, Kolton, will probably be introduced to hunting very soon.
The entire Weaver family is involved in the operation of Wasp.
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