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The Success of the Wasp Jak-Hammer

Oct 1, 2014

When Wasp released the Jak-Hammer mechanical broadhead back in 1996, we knew it was special. We weren’t the first to create an expandable broadhead, but we were the first to create one you can have confidence in.

The knock on mechanical broadheads has always been they are too flimsy…too complicated. Well, the Jak-Hammer has been one of the best-selling mechanical broadheads of all time. In fact, it is the highest-rated broadhead on cabelas.com (minimum of 10 reviews). 103 hunters have submitted a review of the Jak-Hammer and the average rating is 4.7 stars out of 5. And there are fresh reviews from 2014 in the mix. Lots of them. Just like this one:

So what makes the Jak-Hammer the best mechanical broadhead, after nearly 20 years of being around?

O-Ring System

The design of our neoprene O-ring system is infallible. It requires the least energy for deployment while offering the most reliability. Once the O-Ring deploys, the blades are allowed to release simultaneously, unlike independent blade locking systems, which require each blade to deploy independently. Made of super-tough neoprene, the O-Ring material will never weather, crack or break down, even in freezing temperatures. There is no way the broadhead can’t open, and once it does, it performs just like our legendary fixed-blade broadheads.

Stainless Smart Tip

The blade edges follow the path of the SST trocar tip so a lot of stress is taken off the blades. This leaves less chance for failure and breakage and allows the broadhead to penetrate deeper.

In addition to better penetration, the tip is also a big reason our broadheads fly true. When our tips are pressed on, we align the cutting surfaces of the tip and the blades which allows for a more precise group of arrows. When using a screw-on tip, who knows if individual arrows are going to line up the same way?


Yes, there are are newer products out there, more expensive ones too. But they are untested. No other mechanical broadhead has been tested as much as Jak-Hammer. And hunters talk/debate about broadheads a lot!

Broadheads are self-sustaining. What we mean by that is, after enough people have used them, word gets around. If they perform badly, they don’t last long in the market. The Jak-Hammer has earned it’s spot on shelves for a long time. 

So if you are looking for a front-deploying mechanical broadhead, consider the Jak-Hammer for its huge wound channels, field-point flight, awesome reliability and reputation. 

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