Bowfishing arrowhead with improved barb release

  • US 9,146,085 B1
  • Filed: 08/12/2014
  • Issued: 09/29/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/12/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An arrowhead comprising:

  • an arrowhead body extending along an arrow axis between a first and second end, the first end attachable to an arrow shaft that may extend rearwardly from the arrowhead body along the arrow axis and a second end providing a threaded coupling extending along the arrow axis;

    an arrow tip threadably attachable to the threaded coupling of the arrowhead body to be movable by rotation between a tightened and loosened position both as attached to the arrowhead body, the loosened position displaced forwardly with respect to the tightened position; and

    at least one arrow barb attached to the arrowhead body to pivot about a pivot axis perpendicular to the arrow axis to swing between a retracted rearward position extending rearwardly from the pivot axis along the arrow axis, through an extended position extending from the pivot point in a direction perpendicular with respect to the arrow axis, and a retracted forward position extending forwardly from the pivot axis along the arrow axis;

    wherein the arrow barb includes an eye portion attached to an arm portion, the eye portion having a hole about which the arm portion pivots; and

    wherein the arm portion extends from the eye portion at an offset from a line of radius of a center of the hole so that the arm portion is removed from interference with a rear edge of the arrow tip when the arm portion is in the retracted forward position and the arrow tip is in the loosened position.

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