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US3873068A
US3873068A US42166173A US3873068A US 3873068 A US3873068 A US 3873068A US 42166173 A US42166173 A US 42166173A US 3873068 A US3873068 A US 3873068A
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An archer''s accessory tool or device for removing an arrow whose arrowhead is partially embedded in an object. The device consists of an elongated main body section having a gripping handle, and a pair of spaced lugs projectable from one side of a forward end of the elongated main body for insertion into corresponding slots in the arrowhead. The device further embodies a fulcrum-bearing or fulcrum-acting surface forwardly of and to a side opposite from the projecting lugs, whereby the surface is operatively engaged with the object in which the arrowhead is embedded, and the device is rocked on said surface to act as a lever to pry the arrowhead loose from the object.

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[ Mar. 25, 1975 ARCHERS ACCESSORY TOOL FOR REMOVING EMBEDDED ARROWHEADS [76] Inventor: Preston V. Allen, c/o Quad Taylor,

Altamont, Utah 84001 [22] Filed: Dec. 4, 1973 [21] Appl. No.: 421,661

Related U.S. Application Data [63] Continuation-in-part of Ser. No. 229,293, Feb. 25,

1972, abandoned.

[52] U.S. Cl 254/131, 29/267, 294/26 [51] Int. Cl B66f 3/00, B23p 19/04 [58] Field of Search 294/1 R, l5, 17, 19 R,

[56] References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,271,901 2/1942 Smith et a1 294/26 2,376,290 5/1945 Stewart 294/26 3,061,915 11/1962 Puryear 29/267 X 3,181,234 5/1965 Gill 29/267 X 3,441,251 4/1969 Burns 254/131 3,587,121 6/1971 Morrow 254/131 X Primary Examiner-Evon C. Blunk Assistant Examiner-Johnny D. Cherry Attorney, Agent, or Firm--Mason, Fenwick & Lawrence [57] ABSTRACT An archers accessory tool or device for removing an arrow whose arrowhead is partially embedded in an object. The device consists of an elongated main body section having a gripping handle, and a pair of spaced lugs projectable from one side of a forward end of the elongated main body for insertion into corresponding slots in the arrowhead. The device further embodies a fulcrum-bearing or fulcrum-acting surface forwardly of and to a side opposite from the projecting lugs, whereby the surface is operatively engaged with the object in which the arrowhead is embedded, and the device is rocked on said surface to act as a lever to pry the arrowhead loose from the object.

14 Claims, 10 Drawing Figures ARCHERS ACCESSORY TOOL FOR REMOVING EMBEDDED. ARROWHEADS This invention is a continuation-in-part application of my copending patent application Ser. No. 229,293 filed Feb. 25, 1972 now abandoned.

This invention relates to an archery device for removing embedded arrowheads, and more particularly to a device for removing the head of an arrow which is partially embedded in an object, and which arrowhead is provided with a pair of slots preferably in laterally opposed relation in the blade of the arrowhead.

In the use of bows and arrows for hunting or recreation purposes, whenever an arrow has been shot at an object and the head thereof becomes firmly embedded in the object, the hunter or sportsman seeking to recover the arrow usually experiences considerable difficulty in attempting to remove the usually slotted arrowhead by grippingand pulling the shaft of the arrow. Invariably, the person seeking to recover the arrow either lacks sufficient strength to remove the arrowhead from the object or mis-applies force to the arrow which results in breaking or otherwise damaging the shaft thereof. Other archer hunters have resorted to use of hunting knives and the like to dig out the embedded hunting-type arrowhead, for lack of proper tools or other means for effecting its removal. It thus has been found desirable to provide a simple portable device or devices which may be carried and utilized by hunters and sportsmen to facilitate the removal of arrowheads firmly embedded in objects such as archery targets with hard surfaces, tress and the like.

Accordingly, it is the principal object of the present invention to provide a device for recovering arrows which have been shot firmly into objects.

Another object of the present invention is to provide a novel archery accessory for removing an arrow shot into an object which requires less strength than that required in attempting to remove the arrow by grasping and pulling it manually.

A further object ofthe present invention is to provide a novel device or accessory of the foregoing character for recovering an arrow shot into an object which eliminates the mis-application of force tending to break or otherwise damage the shaft.

A still further object of the present invention is to provide a novel device for removing a slotted arrowhead partially firmly embedded in an object.

Another object of the invention is to provide a novel device for removing an arrowhead consisting of a slotted single blade partially embedded in an object.

A further object of the present invention is to provide a novel device for removing an arrowhead having three generally equi-angularly spaced slotted blades, partially embedded in an object.

A still further object of the present invention is to provide a novel device for removing a slotted arrowhead partially embedded in an object which permits the application of the maximum force exerted along the length of the arrow shaft.

Another object of the present invention is to provide a novel device for removing a slotted arrowhead partially embedded in an object which is capable of functioning as a lever toprovide a mechanical advantage when applying force to remove the arrowhead.

A still further object of the present invention is to provide anovel device for removing an arrowhead partially embedded in an object, which is simple in construction, inexpensive to manufacture, easy to operate, and effective in performance.

Other objects and advantages of the present invention will become more apparent to those persons having ordinary skill in the art in which the present invention pertains, from the following description taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings wherein:

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of an embodiment of the invention illustrated with an arrowhead having a slotted single blade;

FIG. 2 is a side elevational view of the embodiment shown in FIG. 1, illustrating the device in position for removing an arrowhead consisting of a slotted single blade;

FIG. 3 is a bottom plan view of the embodiment illustrated in FIG. 2;

FIG. 4 is a cross-sectional view taken along line 44 in FIG. 2;

FIG. 5 is a perspective view of the embodiment shown in FIGS. 1 through 4 applied to an arrow not as deeply embedded, and having an arrowhead consisting of three slotted blades, and being used in the less frequent manner as a straight pulling tool;

FIG. 6 is a side elevational view of the view shown in FIG. 5, having a portion of the device broken away and illustrating a different manner in which device may be related to the arrowhead and gripped to apply a straight pulling force for removing the partially embedded arrowhead;

FIG. 7 illustrates an elevational side view of the embodiment shown in FIGS. 1 through 6, illustrating an alternative method of removing a partially embedded arrowhead;

FIG. 8 depicts a side view similar to FIG. 6, showing a further alternative manner of shimming the device to facilitate a mechanical advantage usage thereof, and

FIGS. 9 and 10 depict contemplated alternative embodiments.

Briefly described, the present invention relates to a device for removing a head of an arrow having a pair of transversely opposed slots in the arrowhead, partially embedded in an object, generally comprising a member including an elongated main body section having a pair of spaced, upwardly or transversly projecting lugs insertable into the arrowhead slots, and a section for gripping the device to apply a force for the removal of the arrowhead. Preferably, the device is of a single piece construction, and inone embodiment, the elongatedmain body section has a U-shaped cross-section including a web portion of the arrow shaft therein. The forward end of the web portion is removed so that the forward end of the elongated main body section is hi furcated. The lugs consist of side wall portion projections on the bifurcated end of the elongated main body section, and have rearwardly facing bearing surfaces adaptable for bearing engagement with forwardly facing contact surfaces constituting part of the slots in the arrowhead. The gripping section comprises laterally projecting handle portions formed preferably integral with the side wall portions of the elongated main body section. In addition, the forward ends of the side wall portions ahead of the lugs include one or more surfaces engageable with the object in which the arrowhead is embedded, which surfaces may function as a fulcrum when the lugs are inserted in the slots of the arrowhead and the device is used as a lever for removing the arrowhead from the object.

Referring to the illustrative drawings, the tool or device 26 of FIG. I is adapted to be used both as a prying lever or a simple pulling tool to facilitate the recovery of an embedded arrow 10. The arrow is provided with a shaft 11 and an arrowhead 12 consisting of a single blade 13 having a pair of laterally or transversely opposed slots 14 and 15. Said slots are essentially disposed equidistantly on opposite sides of the longitudinal center line of the arrow, as illustrated in FIGS. 1 through 4 and include forwardly facing contact sur-' faces at the rearward portion of the slots.

Referring to FIGS. through 7, the less deeply embedded arrow 16 includes a shaft 17 and an arrowhead 18 consisting of three angularly disposed blades 19, 20 and 21 preferably spaced approximately 120 apart, having slots 22, 23 and 24 substantially equally spaced from the arrows longitudinal center line. In FIGS. 5 and 6 the arrow is shown less firmly embedded in an object 25. The tool or device of this embodiment consists of a single piece member 26 including an elongated main body section 27 and a section 28 for manually gripping and applying a force to the member. While a pulling force may be applied directly longitudinally, more frequently it is indirectly applied by a prying lever action when the arrow is more deeply embedded as to effect removal of the arrow essentially in its longitudinal direction.

The elongated main body section 27 preferably but not necessarily consists of an essentially transversely curved web portion 29 interconnecting generally parallel spaced side wall portions 30 and 31, all collectively defining a longitudinally disposed recess 32 which is adapted to selectively receive a portion of the shafts 11 and 17 of arrows and 26 respectively.

As best illustrated in FIGS. 1 and 5, the forward end of the web section 29 and the upper forward portion of the side wall portions 30 and 31 are removed to provide a bifurcated front end on member 26. In addition, one side edge of the side wall portions projects transversely of the length to provide a pair of preferably identical spaced lugs 33 and 34. The lugs 33 and 34 are ofa sufficient longitudinal dimension and are laterally spaced so as to permit their insertion in the slots 14 and of the arrowhead 12 or in any two of the three slots 22, 23 and 24 of the arrowhead 18. The lugs 33 and 34 further are provided with rearwardly facing edges 33a and 34a which are adapted to engage the rearwardly disposed edges of the slots in the arrowhead l2 and 18 when the lugs 33 and 34 are inserted therein. As best illustrated in FIGS. 2, 6 and 7, the forward cut out portion of the member 26 provides a pair of upper edges 30a and 31a which lie in a plane disposed below the upper end of the web portion 29.

Also as best illustrated in FIGS. 2, 6 and 7, the forward end of side wall portions 30 and 31 are formed with a greater dimensionas at 30b and 31b. In addition, the lower, forwardly disposed edges 30c and 310 of the side wall portions of 30 and 31, respectively, are curved to provide cam surfaces engageable with the object 25 to serve as a fulcrum as described later in connection with a description of a use of the device.

The, gripping section 28 of the device consists of a pair of laterally projecting portions 35 and 36 preferably integrally forming continuation of the rear ends of side wall portions 30 and 31. The front ends thereof are curved downwardlyand rearwardly as at 35a and 36a to accommodate the natural curvature of the fingers when the handle portions 35 and 36 are grasped by the hand as illustrated in FIG. 6 with the main body section 27 passing between the middle and index fingers of the hand. Referring to FIGS. 1, 5 and 6, the device may be utilized to facilitate the removal of the arrowhead 12 from the object 25 merely by grasping and pulling on the gripping section 28 of the device with the main body section 27 interposed between the middle and index fingers of one hand, and after inserting the lugs 33 and 34 through the lower ends of the arrowhead slots 14 and 15 so that the rearwardly disposed edges 33a and 34a thereof engage the rear edges of the slots. In this less preferable and less frequently used manner, the tool is not fulcrumed against any surface, and the web portion 27 generally rests on the shaft 17, disposed in the recess 32, as illustrated in FIG. 6. In this manner, the handle-section 28 then may be gripped and only pulling pressure is applied in a direction along the longitudinal center line of the shaft 17 to facilitate the removal of the arrowhead 18. It is to be noted in this manner that by applying the force essentially along the center line of the shaft 17 as permitted by the device 26, the maximum component of force is applied to the arrow thus better facilitating its removal.

FIGS. 1, 2, 3 and 7 illustrate another manner of the use of the device 26 which developes a mechanical advantage to apply the maximum amount of the force exerted basically along the longitudinal center line of the arrow. In applying the device to the arrow as illustrated, the device 26 is first positioned below the arrow preferably so the bifurcated end thereof straddles the forward portion of the shaft 17 and the upstanding or transverse lugs 33 and 34 are inserted into the slots 14, 15 of the arrowhead. For relatively deeply embedded arrowheads, the forwardly curved camming surfaces 30c, 316 will generally be directly engageable with the surface of the object in which the arrowhead is embedded or said cam surfaces 30c, 31c can be brought to bear against the object simultaneously during the latter downward tilting of the medial and rearward body portion. Therefore, the mechanical advantage gained by the lever-like action serves to either partially or completely pry loose the arrowhead. If only partially loosened by the latter described action, then continued longitudinal pull on the tool completes the removal procedure for the arrow.

It is contemplated that the tool may be fabricated in various sizes with different degrees of curvature and amount of forward projection of the camming surfaces to cover a wider range of potential applications. When the lugs are projecting through the slots and the camming surfaces ope'ratively engaged against the object, a slight rocking force is applied, as per the direction arrow A in FIG. 2 (or FIG. 7), to effect removal of the arrow without damaging it.

FIG. 7 illustrates still a further manner in which the device may be employed to remove an arrowhead 18 of an arrow 16. Such method, however, requires the selective use of preferably a circular shim-and-levelbearing member such as hose clamp 37. In the use of such method, the circular member is first mounted on the arrowhead 18 so that the outer periphery thereof engages the edges of the blades 19, 20 and 21. The basic tool device 26 is then positioned below or otherwise adjacent the arrow so that the curved camming edges 30c and 31c ofthe side wall portions 30 and 31 engage the surface of the object and the lugs 33 and 34 are disposed between the object 25 and the circular member so that the edges 33aand 34a engage the inner periphery of the circular member. With the device 26 thus positioned, a removal pulling force may be applied to the device to effectively remove the arrowhead 18; or, assuming that the arrowhead is so firmly embedded that a mere pulling force is not sufficient to remove the arrowhead, the device may be used as a lever such as a crowbar by utilizing the curved edges 30c and 310 as a fulcrum and moving the gripping section ofthe device downwardly to cause the edges 33a and 34a (FIG. 1) to pivot about the fulcrum point or area and engage the inner periphery of the circular member 35.

Depending upon the hardness of the tree wood or other material into which the arrowhead becomes embedded, if the arrowhead point is not too deeply set, an auxiliary shim member denoted 38 in FIG. 8 may be interposed between the devices forward fulcrum or cam edges and the object in which the arrowhead is embedded. Inthis manner suitable leverage can be achieved where otherwise the arcuate camming surfaces for the given size tool or device would not be functional if the arrowhead is not deeply enough set. As stated previously, in some modifications the curved portions 39c,

tance to generally eliminate the need for shims 38 which may be a branch, knife handle or blade, et cetera.

In using the device, because there probably will be equally as many or more instances necessitating a lever prying action as those where the arrow will readily respond to a mere manual pulling of the operatively imposed device, it is contemplated that the medial or shankportion of the device need not always have a U- shapedcross-section. Other embodiments may continue to the lugs and/or have bifurcated forward ends, but may have a circular or square cross-sectional handle and/or pullingshank such as depicted in FIGS. 9 and 10.

The device 26 as described and illustrated in FIGS. 1 through 7 can be fabricated by any suitable method although it is contemplated that the most economical method of producing the device would be by stamping and bending. More specifically, the device can be formed by stamping a blank with an appropriate configuration from sheet metal or durable plastic material of a suitable gauge, suitably bending the blanks along the web portion thereof at substantially right angles to form the side wall portions, bending the handle portions at right angles to the side wall portions and then bending the front ends of the handle portions downwardly and rearwardly to complete the device.

From the foregoing detailed description, it will be evident that there are a number of changes, adaptations and modifications of the present invention which come within the province of those skilled in the art including separable components for the device. However, it is intended that all such variations not departing from the spirit of the invention be considered within the scope thereof and limited solely by the appended claims.

What is claimed is:

1. An archers accessory tool for removing an objectembedded arrow via the arrowhead which has a pair of transversely disposed, forwardly facing contact surfaces, said tool comprising an elongated body member provided with a bifurcated, forwardly disposed end portion to facilitate operative use of said tool selectively from both above and below the arrow; said bifurcated end portion having a pair of transversely disposed lugs with rearwardly facing bearing surfaces, disposed at the forward end thereof and on at least one side of a longitudinal centerline of said elongated body memher; said lug bearing surfaces adaptable for bearing engagement with said contact surfaces to facilitate removal of the arrow in a substantially axial direction; and said bifurcated end portion having arcuate camming surfaces operatively engageable with said object when said lug bearing surfaces of said bifurcated end portion engage said contact surfaces of said arrowhead. said camming surfaces being disposed forwardly of said lug bearing surfaces and entirely on a side of the longi tudinal centerline of said elongated body member opposite said one side.

2. An archers accessory as defined in claim 1, wherein said tool is fabricated of essentially one piece sheet material of rigid character.

3. An archers accessory as defined in claim 1, wherein said gripping handle comprises a pair of laterally projecting portions adapted to be gripping manually for applying a pulling force generally along the length direction of the arrow.

4. An archers accessory tool for removing an object embedded arrow via the arrowhead which as a pair of spaced slots formed therein, said accessory tool comprising an elongated main body section having a longitudinal central axis, and a gripping handle at one end; a pair of lugs spaced to correspond with the spacing of the slots in the arrowhead and adaptable for insertion therein to facilitate removal of the arrow in a generally axial direction thereof, said lugs projecting in direction transversely from said central axis and from a forward end of the elongated body section opposite from the gripping handle end; said main body section having a U-shaped cross-section including a web portion and interconnecting downwardly depending laterally spaced side wall portions defining a longitudinally disposed recess generally along the longitudinal central axis thereof, and a forward end of said web portion being removed a sufficient extent whereby the forward end of said member is bifurcated so as to facilitate selectively operative application of said'device from both above and below the arrow shaft and at relatively shallow angles thereto.

5. An archers accessory as defined in claim 4, wherein said member is of single piece construction.

6. An archers accessory as defined in claim 4, wherein said lugs consist of upwardly projecting portions of and near the forward ends of said side wall portions, said gripping section consists of laterally projecting handle portions formed integrally with the side wall portion of said main body section, and the forward ends of said side wall portions include surfaces disposed suf ficiently forward of said lugs and adaptable to be opera tively engageable with the object in which said arrowhead is embedded, and operable as a fulcrum when said lugs are inserted in said arrowhead and said member is used as a lever for removing said arrowhead.

7. An archers tool for removing the head of an archery arrow having a pair of laterally spaced slots in the arrowhead, when said arrowhead is partially embedded in an object, said tool comprising an elongated main body section having a pair of spaced, transversely projecting lugs proportioned to be operatively insertable into and engageable with said arrowhead slots; a manual gripping section for applying removal pressure in a direction closely along the longitudinal center line of the arrow shaft; said main body section provided with at least a partial longitudinally disposed recess; said lugs and recess being proportioned and disposed relative to each other and to said arrow as to enable said tool to selectively receive at least a forward part of said arrow shaft within said recess; said main body section having a U-shaped cross-section including a web portion interconnecting laterally spaced side wall portions defining said longitudinally disposed recess; and the forward end of said web portion being removed a sufficient extent whereby the forward end of said member is bifurcated so as to facilitate operative application of said device from above and below the arrow shaft and at relatively shallow angles thereto.

8. A tool as defined in claim 7, wherein said body recess extends the full length of said body section.

9. A tool according to claim 7, wherein said gripping section comprises laterally projecting handle portions formed integrally with the side wall portions of said main body section.

10. A tool as defined in claim 7, wherein said lugs consist of upwardly projecting portions of and near the forward ends of said side wall portions, said gripping section consists of laterally projecting handle portions formed integrally with the side wall portions of said main body section, and the forward ends of said side wall portions include camming surfaces disposed sufficiently forward of said lugs and adaptable to be operatively engageable with the object in which said arrowhead is embedded, and operable as a fulcrum when said lugs are inserted in said arrowhead and said member is used as a lever for removing said arrowhead.

ll. A tool for removing an arrow via its arrowhead having a pair of slots in the arrowhead, when said arrowhead is partially embedded in an object, said tool comprising an elongated main body section having a pair of laterally spaced lugs projecting in a direction transversely of its elongated body and said lugs proportioned to be operatively insertable into said arrowhead slots; a manual gripping section for selectively applying removal pressure; said main body section being provided with a longitudinal recess adapted to selectively receive and nest over a forward portion of a related arrow shaft when said lugs are inserted inone manner within said arrowhead slots; said main body section having a U-shaped cross-section including a web portion interconnecting laterally spaced side wall portions which collectively define said longitudinal recess, with the forward end of said web portion being sufficiently removed whereby said forward end is bifurcated so as to facilitate operative use of said device from above and below the arrow shaft and at selectively shallow angles thereto; said side portions respectively having generally curvalinear forward end camming surfaces forwardly of said lugs with means operatively engageable with a fulcrum point on said arrow-embedded object when said lugs are inserted in said arrowhead and said member is used as a short-travel lever for removing said arrowhead without damage.

12. Apparatus for removing the head of an archery arrow having an elongated shaft and a generally tapered or wedge-shaped arrowhead, when said arrowhead is partially firmly embedded in a relatively solid object, said apparatus comprising a. an elongated main body lever member having a pair of spaced, transversely projecting lugs of a size and proportion to be operatively engageable with said arrowhead, with at least one fulcrum-bearing surface disposed forwardly of said lugs on said body lever member for operative engagement against the object in which said arrow is embedded;

b. manual gripping handle means on said body member for applying removal pressure in a direction generally parallel to the longitudinal centerline of the arrow shaft;

0. a generally circular combination shim-and-leverbearing member selectively applicable to and removable from around said tapered arrowhead for bearing engagement with tapering surfaces of said arrowhead, to provide a lever-bearing surface in operative engagement with said arrowhead at a point closer to the surface of the said object than the arrowheads tapering surfaces engaged by said circular member, and said arrow being removable by operative engagement of said lugs against circumferentially spaced portions on said circular member responsive to slight rocking movement of said main body member about said forwardly disposed fulcrum-bearing surface when in engagement with said object.

13. Apparatus as defined in claim 12, wherein the circular shim-and-lever-bearing member of paragraph (c) is a circumferentially adjustable ring element.

14. Apparatus as defined in claim 12, wherein said main body member is provided with at least a partial substantially longitudinally centered recess to selectively straddle at least a forward portion of the arrow shaft when said lugs are operatively engaged with said arrowhead.

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1. An archer''s accessory tool for removing an object-embedded arrow via the arrowhead which has a pair of transversely disposed, forwardly facing contact surfaces, said tool comprising an elongated body member provided with a bifurcated, forwardly disposed end portion to facilitate operative use of said tool selectively from both above and below the arrow; said bifurcated end portion having a pair of transversely disposed lugs with rearwardly facing bearing surfaces, disposed at the forward end thereof and on at least one side of a longitudinal centerline of said elongated body member; said lug bearing surfaces adaptable for bearing engagement with said contact surfaces to facilitate removal of the arrow in a substantially axial direction; and said bifurcated end portion having arcuate camming surfaces operatively engageable with said object when said lug bearing surfaces of said bifurcated end portion engage said contact surfaces of said arrowhead, said camming surfaces being disposed forwardly of said lug bearing surfaces and entirely on a side of the longitudinal centerline of said elongated body member opposite said one side.
2. An archer''s accessory as defined in claim 1, wherein said tool is fabricated of essentially one piece sheet material of rigid character.
3. An archer''s accessory as defined in claim 1, wherein said gripping handle comprises a pair of laterally projecting portions adapted to be gripping manually for applying a pulling force generally along the length direction of the arrow.
4. An Archer''s accessory tool for removing an object-embedded arrow via the arrowhead which as a pair of spaced slots formed therein, said accessory tool comprising an elongated main body section having a longitudinal central axis, and a gripping handle at one end; a pair of lugs spaced to correspond with the spacing of the slots in the arrowhead and adaptable for insertion therein to facilitate removal of the arrow in a generally axial direction thereof, said lugs projecting in direction transversely from said central axis and from a forward end of the elongated body section opposite from the gripping handle end; said main body section having a U-shaped cross-section including a web portion and interconnecting downwardly depending laterally spaced side wall portions defining a longitudinally disposed recess generally along the longitudinal central axis thereof, and a forward end of said web portion being removed a sufficient extent whereby the forward end of said member is bifurcated so as to facilitate selectively operative application of said device from both above and below the arrow shaft and at relatively shallow angles thereto.
5. An archer''s accessory as defined in claim 4, wherein said member is of single piece construction.
6. An archer''s accessory as defined in claim 4, wherein said lugs consist of upwardly projecting portions of and near the forward ends of said side wall portions, said gripping section consists of laterally projecting handle portions formed integrally with the side wall portion of said main body section, and the forward ends of said side wall portions include surfaces disposed sufficiently forward of said lugs and adaptable to be operatively engageable with the object in which said arrowhead is embedded, and operable as a fulcrum when said lugs are inserted in said arrowhead and said member is used as a lever for removing said arrowhead.
7. An archer''s tool for removing the head of an archery arrow having a pair of laterally spaced slots in the arrowhead, when said arrowhead is partially embedded in an object, said tool comprising an elongated main body section having a pair of spaced, transversely projecting lugs proportioned to be operatively insertable into and engageable with said arrowhead slots; a manual gripping section for applying removal pressure in a direction closely along the longitudinal center line of the arrow shaft; said main body section provided with at least a partial longitudinally disposed recess; said lugs and recess being proportioned and disposed relative to each other and to said arrow as to enable said tool to selectively receive at least a forward part of said arrow shaft within said recess; said main body section having a U-shaped cross-section including a web portion interconnecting laterally spaced side wall portions defining said longitudinally disposed recess; and the forward end of said web portion being removed a sufficient extent whereby the forward end of said member is bifurcated so as to facilitate operative application of said device from above and below the arrow shaft and at relatively shallow angles thereto.
8. A tool as defined in claim 7, wherein said body recess extends the full length of said body section.
9. A tool according to claim 7, wherein said gripping section comprises laterally projecting handle portions formed integrally with the side wall portions of said main body section.
10. A tool as defined in claim 7, wherein said lugs consist of upwardly projecting portions of and near the forward ends of said side wall portions, said gripping section consists of laterally projecting handle portions formed integrally with the side wall portions of said main body section, and the forward ends of said side wall portions include camming surfaces disposed sufficiently forward of said lugs and adaptable to be operatively engageable with the object in which said arrowhead is embedded, and operable as a fulcrum when said lugs are inserted in said arrowhead and said member is used aS a lever for removing said arrowhead.
11. A tool for removing an arrow via its arrowhead having a pair of slots in the arrowhead, when said arrowhead is partially embedded in an object, said tool comprising an elongated main body section having a pair of laterally spaced lugs projecting in a direction transversely of its elongated body and said lugs proportioned to be operatively insertable into said arrowhead slots; a manual gripping section for selectively applying removal pressure; said main body section being provided with a longitudinal recess adapted to selectively receive and nest over a forward portion of a related arrow shaft when said lugs are inserted in one manner within said arrowhead slots; said main body section having a U-shaped cross-section including a web portion interconnecting laterally spaced side wall portions which collectively define said longitudinal recess, with the forward end of said web portion being sufficiently removed whereby said forward end is bifurcated so as to facilitate operative use of said device from above and below the arrow shaft and at selectively shallow angles thereto; said side portions respectively having generally curvalinear forward end camming surfaces forwardly of said lugs with means operatively engageable with a fulcrum point on said arrow-embedded object when said lugs are inserted in said arrowhead and said member is used as a short-travel lever for removing said arrowhead without damage.
12. Apparatus for removing the head of an archery arrow having an elongated shaft and a generally tapered or wedge-shaped arrowhead, when said arrowhead is partially firmly embedded in a relatively solid object, said apparatus comprising a. an elongated main body lever member having a pair of spaced, transversely projecting lugs of a size and proportion to be operatively engageable with said arrowhead, with at least one fulcrum-bearing surface disposed forwardly of said lugs on said body lever member for operative engagement against the object in which said arrow is embedded; b. manual gripping handle means on said body member for applying removal pressure in a direction generally parallel to the longitudinal centerline of the arrow shaft; c. a generally circular combination shim-and-lever-bearing member selectively applicable to and removable from around said tapered arrowhead for bearing engagement with tapering surfaces of said arrowhead, to provide a lever-bearing surface in operative engagement with said arrowhead at a point closer to the surface of the said object than the arrowhead''s tapering surfaces engaged by said circular member, and said arrow being removable by operative engagement of said lugs against circumferentially spaced portions on said circular member responsive to slight rocking movement of said main body member about said forwardly disposed fulcrum-bearing surface when in engagement with said object.
13. Apparatus as defined in claim 12, wherein the circular shim-and-lever-bearing member of paragraph (c) is a circumferentially adjustable ring element.
14. Apparatus as defined in claim 12, wherein said main body member is provided with at least a partial substantially longitudinally centered recess to selectively straddle at least a forward portion of the arrow shaft when said lugs are operatively engaged with said arrowhead.
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