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Atlatl Handle Finger Loops

All BPS custom authentic Atlatls and production line Atlatls are made from selected straight grain hard maple shafts and feature our exclusive, fully adjustable hand grip design. Every handle is wrapped with top-quality leather, the same used for baseball mitts, and fitted with individually adjustable split leather finger loops. This design guarantees a sure and comfortable grip, perfectly accenting the beauty of the polished and oiled maple shaft.

Our weighted Atlatls are precisely flexed and tuned to perfection for use with our Penetrator Aluminum Darts. This technology, applied thousands of years ago by ancient Native Americans, allowed Atlatls to store and release spring energy in phase with the spring energy stored and released by the Dart. When tuned by the weight the Atlatl spur amount and rate at which the Atlatl stores and releases energy is precisely matched to that of the Dart. This precise matching of energies generates smooth and powerful launches in excess of 100 mph, distances in excess of 150 yards and accuracy unmatched by any other Atlatl and Dart System.

Atlatl dart force graph

All of our production Atlatls feature a polished Antler spur and beeswaxed artificial sinew bindings throughout for a durable and authentic look. BPS has been producing the finest Atlatl systems in the world, engineered to exacting standards, since 1984.

To meet our exacting standards and those of our clients, some materials will vary in authentic reproduction Atlatls, in order to meet the precise needs of the reproduction. Correct materials needs can be discussed in the phone consultation required on any commissioned authentic Atlatl reproduction.