Just an added note: (This was on wood shafts.)
Fer-L-Tite is good for the tip, but I find that after a year to a year and a
half of regular practice the hot glue tends to crystallize, fracture and
allow the tip to come off. A simple annual re-heating of the tips till they
can be twisted remedies this for another year.
I have only seen knocks glued with Fletch -Tie come loose if the arrow hits
a solid object (which usually broke the arrow) or there wasn't enough glue
used in the first place.
Ld Raymond the Red
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeff Elder" <scholari@...>
Sent: Thursday, November 30, 2000 10:04 AM
Subject: Re: [SCA-Archery] Incomeing
> I have never had a problem gluing on knocks with Fletch-tite, and I use
> same glue for the fletches, I have made both aluminum and wooden arrows.
> Never had a knock fall of nor lost a fletch. I use Fer-L-Tite hot glue
> the tips, again in aluminum and wood, having bent many aluminum arrows,
> shattered a few wooden ones on rocks and such, the inserts in the aluminum
> and the points on the wooden shafts have never come off. and it is nice
> Simon Hondy
> MKA Jeff Elder