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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.

Visit Thunderbird Atlatl at the SVE Sportsman’s Show Feb. 2 to 3

Thunderbird Atlatl will be at the SVE Sportsman’s Show in Spencer, NY Saturday, Feb. 2 & Sunday, Feb. 3. The show runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Spencer- Van Etten High School, Darts Crossroads, Spencer NY Admission is free! We will be at our booth through 1 pm on Saturday and from noon to 3 on Sunday.
There is a variety of exhibitors from hunting with dogs to hunting with guides. artists, taxidermists, wood carvers, archery shops, fishing experts and guides. Archery range petting zoo and fly casting area for kids. Falcon and hawk seminars, dog training and game calling seminars too. Youth 3D archery tournament, (bring your own gear). Seminars, DEC officers, hunter safety instructors. Bring your trophy mounts to hang in our “Hall of Horns”. The Lucky Buck will be back! Sunday is “The Dog Days of Winter” At 10:00 is the “open” to all breeds match sponsored by the school’s FFA.
Food and drinks available for sale by high school clubs. Breakfast and dinner served in the cafeteria.

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.

Thunderbird Atlatl at Paderbow in Germany

Thunderbird Atlatl will be at the Paderbow program in Paderborn, Germany Nov. 17 to 18. This will be our third time at this fun show. Please feel free to email us at contact@thunderbirdatlatl.com if you need us to bring something special to the show.

Primitive Pursuits Camp in Ithaca, NY

Thunderbird Atlatl’s Bob Berg spent a day with the Primitive Pursuits camp in Ithaca, NY this past week. The pictures tell the story. It was a great day of learning, sharing and having a great time with atlatls and other primitive pasttimes.

Primitive Pursuits campers enjoyed a day of using atlatls, making atlatls and darts and learning how to make stone tools with hafting resin.
Primitive Pursuits campers enjoyed a day of using atlatls, making atlatls and darts and learning how to make stone tools with hafting resin.

Fletching a Dart

Fluegel Eared Water Marmot

glue pots

Making stone tools with hafting resin

Primitive Pursuits Camp 2014

Straightening Darts

Making Atlatls & Darts

Using glue or hafting resin