I have heard of fixed blade, mechanical. I have never used mechanical yet, but have used thunderheads, muzzy, ramcat, bear, magnus, and many others. I do sharpen the chisel points on the broadheads, that have them. I believe a dull chisel point losses penetration, going thru the hide, if it is not sharp enough to cut thru the hide and has to punch its way thru. Try pushing a dull chisel tip thru a garbage bag that is folded in half, so it is double its thickness, then sharpen a chisel tip so it cuts its way thru, its a big difference. A hide would worse yet. I have thought that a dull chisel tip may cause a bigger hole in the hide though, when dull, as it would stretch the hide in to the flesh, maybe causing a larger diameter cut to a stretched hide. Hard to explain what I mean in words, as to how stretch would cause a larger hole. I am not talking about dull blades, just the chisel tip on the broadhead, usually like they come from the factory, dull.
Last edited by bpottorff; 09-07-2019 at 07:44 AM.