Arrowhead Buying Guide

Arrowhead Buying Guide

Starting an arrowhead collection is a fun and rewarding hobby that you can show off to your friends and family members. However, many beginners run into the problem of not knowing how much an arrowheads is worth. Any dealer or merchant can stick a $500 price tag on an otherwise basic arrowhead in hopes of an uninformed buyer purchasing it. To avoid such mishaps from happening, you should first know a few things before buying arrowheads.

Before we start, it’s important to remember that an arrowhead is only worth what a collector is willing to pay for it. With that said, arrowheads are one of the most popular and sought after types of collectible artifacts, so the market essentially sets itself. Certain types of arrowheads, such as Clovis points, generally have a higher selling value.

How Much Are Arrowheads Worth?

You might be surprised to hear that arrowheads can range in price from as little as $1 buck to over $10,000. Remember, arrowheads are a piece of history which can’t be replaced. Because of this, their selling value is oftentimes more than what you would expect. So, how do you know you’re getting a fair deal on an arrowhead purchase? Continue reading for some more buying tips.

The number one rule to collecting arrowheads is to have fun with your collection! Ultimately, its YOUR collection, so build your arrowhead collection as you see fit. If you enjoy the look and style of arrowheads from a certain period or location, then you might be willing to pay slightly more for them. Try to think of a “theme” for your arrowhead collection and stick with it, as this will prevent you from making unnecessary purchases.

Now lets talk about what to look for when you buy an authentic arrowhead. For starters, you want to try to acquire as much information about the arrowhead as possible. We’ve listed some questions to try and answer before purchasing an arrowhead. Although locating all of these answers may be difficult if not impossible, try your best to get as much of this information as possible.

Questions to Ask When Buying Arrowheads

  • Where did the arrowhead come from?
  • Has it been sold before?
  • Who found it?
  • What time period is it from?
  • Which civilization used the arrowhead?
  • Is there any history behind the piece?

Authenticity

If you’re serious about collecting, you’ll want to ensure any and all arrowheads you purchase are 100% authentic and not reproductions. There’s nothing worse than thinking you’re getting a good deal on a one of a kind arrowhead just to find out later that it’s not real.

There are a few things you can do to help prevent falling for a fake or reproduced arrowhead. For starters, get as much information about the arrowhead as possible. Replicas will most likely not have any of this information tied to them, or if they do, it will be falsified and easy to determine it’s not authentic.

As with any artifact, you’ll want to closely examine your arrowheads to look for any red flags. While arrowheads range in size, shape, and material used for construction, most authentic arrowheads are made and sharpened by using the “flaking” method, which involves striking the arrowhead with a similar piece of stone or bone, causing pieces of it to flake off. Even if weather and time have eroded some of the obvious patterns on the arrowheads, a close examination should still reveal if it was made with flaking or not.

Where to Buy Arrowheads

If you’re just getting into this hobby, you might find it difficult to find a large selections of arrowheads for sale. It’s not like you can go down the street to your local arrowhead store, so where do you purchase them? Thanks to the internet, finding and buying them has become much easier. Here on our website, we connect you to arrowhead dealers across the country who are eager to buy, sell, and trade pieces in their collection.

If you want to find arrowheads for sale locally, I would recommend checking your newspaper and being on the lookout for artifact trade shows and Native American market conventions. There’s a good chance you may find some gems at some of these places!

Below are 2 Different Matrix’s. One for Authentic and one for replica.

Authentic

ArrowHeadPriceSizeLocationType
Celtic 700BC Arrowhead Proto-Money Pre-Coin Token Istros Black Sea Area i44438

$$$$Cast Bronze 39mm x 10mmBlack SeaAuthentic
Celtic 700BC Arrowhead Proto-Money RARE Coin Istros Black Sea Area i39753

$$$Cast Bronze 36x10mmBlack SeaAuthentic
RARE
Celtic 700BC Arrowhead Proto-Money Pre-Coin Token Istros Black Sea Area i44441

$$$Cast Bronze 38mm x 10mmBlack SeaAuthentic
Celtic 700BC Arrowhead Proto-Money Pre-Coin Token Istros Black Sea Area i44439


$$Cast Bronze 29mm x 9mmBlack SeaAuthentic
Celtic 700BC Arrowhead Proto-Money Pre-Coin Token Istros Black Sea Area i44437

$$$$Cast Bronze 34mm x 11mmBlack SeaAuthentic
Celtic 700BC Arrowhead Proto-Money Pre-Coin Token Istros Black Sea Area i44436

$$$Cast Bronze 42mm x 9mmBlack SeaAuthentic
Celtic 700BC Arrowhead Proto-Money Pre-Coin Token Istros Black Sea Area i44435

$$Cast Bronze 29x12mmBlack SeaAuthentic

Included in the matrix are 5 columns:

  • Arrowhead Picture
  • Price these are approximate prices on Amazon.com.  These change frequently based on availability, special promotions, and more.  But generally speaking: $ = under $400, $$ = $400 to $500, $$$ = $500 to $600, $$$$ = $600+
  • Size of the Arrowhead
  • Where it came from
  • Type of Arrowhead

*Click on any of the columns to sort the data to help make your decision easier

Replica

ArrowHeadPriceRatingPrimeType
Arrowhead Lot, 32 pcs Indian Agate Stone Arrowhead Set

$$4.8No, but free shippingAgate
Set 25 Indian Arrowheads Agate New Replica 1/2 " - 1 1/2 " L

$4.3YesAgate
Black Obsidian Arrowheads 1-2" | 4 pcs.

$3.8NoObsidian
Jasper Arrowhead - Bag Of 25 Arrowheads Replica Modern- 1" Jasper Arrowheads

$4.5YesJasper
Huntingdoor 12pcs Screw-In Broadheads 150 Grain Traditional Hunting Arrow Head For DIY Flying Arrow Archery

$$4.5No, but free shippingBroadHead
2" Black Obsidian Arrowhead with Carry Pouch

$4.3YesObsidian
6 Piece 2 inch to 2 1/2 inch Contemporary Arrowheads

$$4.4No, but free shippingContemporary

Included in the matrix are 5 columns:

  • Arrowhead Picture
  • Price these are approximate prices on Amazon.com.  These change frequently based on availability, special promotions, and more.  But generally speaking: $ = under $10, $$ = $10 to $15, $$$ = $15 to $20, $$$$ = $20+
  • Rating the average user rating on Amazon.com.  This can be very helpful in deciding if people are satisfied with their purchase.
  • Prime or regular shipping
  • Type of Arrowhead

*Click on any of the columns to sort the data to help make your decision easier