We made our own bows and arrows when we were kids (wild little Indians). We made our broadheads out of slate that fell from the church roofs in the back laneways in Toronto. One summer I traveled north to North Bay to visit my cousins and brought a bunch of slate with me to show my cousins the neat things we had learned to make. I fashioned a tomahawk head out of one piece and tied it in to a split stick for my cousin. The little girl next door used to really bug my cousin and one day he up and threw the tomahawk at her. Stuck it right in her back just like in the movies. She wasn’t seriously injured, just badly cut but I was headed back to Toronto in short order and my cousin couldn’t sit for a week. It’s not only amazing we didn’t kill ourselves but it’s amazing we didn’t kill others.
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