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The ‘Holy Grail of broadheads’

October 01, 2009 at 02:48 PM

Fred Lutger claims he has “The Holy Grail of broadheads.”

Lutger, proprietor of Freddie Bear Sports in downtown Tinley Park, told Dale Bowman of the Chicago Sun-Times that he has only Peck & Snyder broadhead ever made. That’s according to Wade Phillips, a collector and author of the definitive Broadheads, 1871-1971. Writes Bowman:

Phillips discovered the Peck & Snyder while going through Lutger’s cases. He offered to trade for it, but Lutger does not trade or sell his one-of-a-kinds. So Phillips gave more details, that it was made in New York City in 1878 and was the first broadhead manufactured for sporting use.

Two other copies were thought to exist. But only Lutger’s matched the exact, life-size image in the 19th-century bible of archery, A Modern Archer.

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