Although hunting seasons are closed or winding down, it’s still an exciting time for Wasp Archery. This is when we get to publicly announce the new broadheads we have been working on during the last year. Here are the new broadheads you will see from us in 2015:
The Jak-Knife is a big cutting, 2-blade mechanical broadhead built on the same platform as the Jak-Hammer – the most trusted mechanical braodhead since 1995. In 2014, we spent a lot of time and effort surveying hunters on their preferences for new broadheads. They wanted a reliable 2-blade mechanical with thicker blades (.036"), a 2.0"+ cutting diameter and stronger construction than what was currently on the market.
Let’s face it, the current 2-blade mechanicals make big holes, but can be hard to trust. They are plagued with unreliable deployments – either opening too soon or not at all. They are made using chintzy blades, which can often not be reused after one shot. No one really knows where the raw materials are coming from and where they are made. And most of all, they are more expensive than the Jak-Knife – costing, on average, about 25% more.
With our new broadhead, it’s our mission to offer bowhunters who prefer a 2-blade broadhead versus a 3-blade broadhead a better quality product. It's made in America with all-American raw materials. Its neoprene O-ring system has worked flawlessly since 1995. And as you can see in the video below, it can hold up to encounters with bone without coming apart. A pack of three has an MSRP of $31.99. Here are the specs:
The SharpShooter Traditional is a new broadhead that is extremely versatile. It was made for bowhunters using traditional and recurve archery tackles. The cut-on-contact tip wastes no energy and, weighing in at 150 grains, it is a momentum producer. By removing the bleeder blades, it can be used as a 2-blade broadhead as well while still delivering a 1-inch cutting diameter.
Modern compound shooters can also benefit from the penetration ability of the SharpShooter Traditional. On a properly-spined arrow, it’s an easy way to tweak FOC and arrow weight. Check out this video for more information:
Drone Deep Six
The Wasp Drone is not a new broadhead. It was released in 2014, but this year, we added a Deep Six model that will fit the arrows and inserts of Easton’s family of micro-diameter arrows. The Drone received great reviews this past season and we were asked to come out with a Deep Six compatible broadhead since we released it.
Wasp Practice Points
In addition to the new broadheads mentioned above, we now offer Practice Points. They are solid-steel field points engineered with the same precision and performance our broadheads are known for. The new precision Practice Points will be available at retailers nationwide and online at www.wasparchery.com. Suggested retail price for a 12-pack of points is $4.99.