Hopefully Blackarrow will be going commercial with these soon.
Thank you for your kind words of support, I guess this is a good time to intro the idea here. Here's the basics:
ARROWCARD (PATENT PENDING) PROJECT
Goal: to carry arrowheads and an arrow-delivery system in a small commercial or military survival kit or in a privately made kit housed in a commercially available compact container.
Common containers in kit use today include the Altoids candy tin, Perinth kit, Survival Industries survival kit, Sol kit, BCB Combat / Trekkers / Military / Bushcraft Mountain Survival Tins, (…) kits and other containers as available to users.
Problem: Commercially available arrowheads are packed in bulky (for kits) containers or loose and have a conical, cylindrical or threaded base. This shape makes the arrowheads difficult to secure on the shaft without modern attachment points and difficult to secure in the kit, allowing the arrowheads to shuffle around, possibly damaging other kit items and/or injuring the carrier. Commercially available metal “trade” type arrowheads are flat, but are packed loose and may present the same problem of kit item damage/personal injury unless secured by the user.
Currently, commercially available arrow-delivery systems such as bows and slings are not compact enough to allow carry within a compact kit container.
Solution: A (…metal plate/card) with incomplete cut-outs of arrowheads, which can be punched out when needed. Hand-making an arrowhead is a time-consuming critical task necessary to complete an arrow made during an emergency in the wild. …
The (system) also contains a knife edge, a saw and scraping edges to assist in cleaning animals, cutting and shaping arrow shafts or bow, atl-atl, shelter frame, staff or spear; sharpen a wooden spear tip, notch arrow shaft for arrowhead, notch emergency animal traps, nock arrow shafts, make fuzz-sticks for fire-making and to strike sparks from a ferrocerium rod or flint.
The (system) provides a means for the user to more quickly fashion shelter and tools to provide food, fire and protection for themselves and others in a survival situation.
The flat “card” format takes up a neat, minimal space and the arrowheads being left on the card until use allows for safer storage.
No other (system) provides the utility of the ARROWCARD (PATENT PENDING), BOWCARD (PATENT PENDING) or SPEARCARD (PATENT PENDING) and no other card supplies vital, difficult to manufacture survival items such as arrowheads and bow in such a compact, secure package.
One of the more common kit containers used for a minimal survival kit is the Altoids tin. The first ARROWCARD card design is sized to fit the Altoids tin for the civilian market, but can be re-sized to fit most, if not all, of the kits in use by the military, other commercial kits and custom kits.
*Here's a link to a photo showing the proper grip on the card while cutting a notch in an arrowshaft. Note that no part of the hand is in contact with the knife blade while using the saw. The reverse is true, also.
...my photo-attaching-fu is not working today, here is the direct link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/44316389@N03/4860456999/#