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New year! Starting off in our new shop!

We made it through the holiday season and even managed to get most of our machinery moved to our new shop! We are excited about the efficiencies and space in the new shop. Plans are now to finish moving a few more machines and then get the old shop ready to be our new packing and fletching area. This has been an ongoing project the last few years but some projects just take time!

The new shop is located only a few hundred feet from the old shop so that has made the moving process not as challenging but still an issues of brute force and clever (!) staging to make production more efficient. We will keep you updated as we go forward.


Construction Photo of the new shop! We will add more updated photos soon!

Meanwhile, we need to update our online catalog and work on a new paper catalog. There never seems to be enough time to get everything done! We appreciate our customers’ support but you do keep us busy! We were able to get out a few more times this past year and hope we can do that again in 2022. We will see how the world moves with the everchanging pandemic. We all take two steps forward and then another one back. The good news is that atlatls are a perfect activity for outside and social distancing so we have kept busy with our mail order business.

Thunderbird Atlatl Designs

Thunderbird Atlatl has a variety of atlatl designs. Bob Berg of Thunderbird Atlatl has been designing atlatls for over 30 years.

Some of our designs are interpretations of ancient designs and many are designs inspired by years of using the atlatl for sport, hunting, fishing and recreation.

All of our designs are copyrighted and the names are unique to our atlatls. Many of our designs have kits if you wish to make your own atlatl.

Ready for Christmas at Thunderbird Atlatl

Our staff is busy working at getting atlatl orders out. Give us a call if you have any questions or need anything special. As always, our loyal canine helper, Tina, travels daily to our local post office. She makes sure the packages leave our shop and are safely delivered for the start of their journey.

Tina is one of our most loyal workers. She makes sure she helps with deliveries to the post office every day. During the Christmas season, she gets to dress up!
A couple of other helpers-Fletcher & Molly. This was from a couple of years ago when Fletcher was visiting. However Molly and her pal, Opal, continue the work.
You can reach us by calling 1-800-836-4520 or by email at contact@thunderbirdatlatl.com

Try to get your orders in before December 18, the post office and other carriers are guaranteeing delivery by Christmas as of December 20th.

Atlatls, Darts Great Gift Idea! Order Early!

The Thunderbird Atlatl shop is ready for the annual Christmas and Holiday gift cycle. Our atlatl elves are busy working on inventory. Looking at the December calendar, we think December 18 is probably the last day we can guarantee priority mail service to your location for Christmas. We can also look into Express mail shipping and other options to get a better guarantee after that date.

We ship most of our items priority mail through the US post office but by the third week of December, all the shipping services are getting bogged down and we notice their normal shipping guarantees are not as accurate as they usually are. We will do our best to get your orders out as quickly as possible.

If you have a special order, please call before December 10 and we will see what we can do to meet that. We also offer gift certificates. Give us a call at 1-800-836-4520 if you have any questions. Thank you for looking at our site.

Planning Thunderbird Atlatl’s 2017 Schedule-Upcoming Florida Shows

The holidays were very busy at the Thunderbird Atlatl shop and January was also a little crazy. We dealt with some equipment issues and we are now back in full production.

We are working on a new catalog and will have that available by April. Meanwhile, we are looking at the 2017 schedule and will be posting that in the next few days.

Next week, we will be traveling to Florida for two programs at Silver Springs State Park in Silver Springs, Florida, the weekend of February 17 to 19 The following weekend, Februar 24, 25 and 26 we will be at Ochlockonee River State Park in Sopchoppy, Florida. There will be ISACs at both events, please check the World Atlatl Association event calendar for days and times.