Arrowhead with interchangeable blades

  • US 6,398,676 B1
  • Filed: 10/13/2000
  • Issued: 06/04/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/05/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. An apparatus for mounting a blade at least partially within a slot of a blade carrying body of an arrowhead, the apparatus comprising:

  • a portion of the blade pivotally mounted within the slot, the blade carrying body having a sidewall at least partially defining the slot, the portion of the blade positioned adjacent the sidewall;

    the blade pivoting between a closed position and an opened position;

    an engagement mechanism engaging a first surface of the blade when the blade is in the closed position;

    the engagement mechanism engaging a second surface of the blade when the blade is in the opened position;

    a biasing mechanism applying a force to the engagement mechanism; and

    the engagement mechanism having an arcuate surface contacting one of the first surface with the blade in the closed position and the second surface with the blade in the opened position.

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