We believe that achieving Arrow of Light is a true milestone in a young person's life and, as such, deserves a very special recognition worthy of the work, the growth, and the commitment it embodies. Our Honor Arrow reflects Rick's Eastern Band Cherokee and Muskogee Creek heritage. Overall length is 27.5", middle length of shaft between sinew wrapping of arrowhead and sinew wrapping of feather fletching is 17". Shaft is poplar, arrowhead is buffalo horn and fletching is wild turkey.
Our Honor Arrows are not toys and they are not kits to assemble. They are individually hand made reproductions of the Old Cherokee style arrows used throughout the Carolina's, Georgia and Smoky Mountain regions. The distinctive 2 feather fletching was in daily use through the 1790's, when other weapons were assimilated. This fletching remains closely associated with the Eastern Band Cherokee when arrows are created or used.
EASTERN BAND CHEROKEE FLETCHING
The traditional 2 feather flat fletching is approximately 5 inches long and 1 1/2 inches at widest point. One feather lies along each side of shaft. This fletching is excellent for mounting and display. Each feather is hand cut from natural wild turkey wing feathers and secured to the shaft with sinew.
PLAINS STYLE BUFFALO HORN ARROWHEAD
Our traditional and beautifully hand carved buffalo horn arrowheads are 1 1/2 to 2 inches long and 1 to 1 1/4 inches wide. Our Plains style horn arrowheads are replacing stone arrowheads offered in the past. For background and historical information, please click here.