Ceramics in Hunting

Posted by on Mar 11, 2015 in Spirit of Pottery | Comments Off on Ceramics in Hunting

Ceramics in Hunting

Normally we talk about ceramics and the discussion revolves around some facet or another of art; people making ceramics, or coloring them, or selling them, or whatever. But ceramics have a wide range of applications, with a number of uses totaling dozens of different applications. For instance, did you ever think you might use ceramics while hunting? If you happen to do your hunting with a bow and arrows rather than a gun, you might be using ceramics right now without even realizing it. If you don’t believe it, just keep reading to find out more about ceramics and where they can be found.

For starters, ceramic arrowheads aren’t exactly new stuff. They can be serrated or otherwise worked like metals to get the kind of penetration you want for whatever game it is you’re hunting. However, unlike other materials, ceramics tend to bust when you expose them to high speeds and sudden impacts, like when firing them from a box into the body of some creature. Normally this is perceived as a negative quality of ceramics, yet when hunting with a bow and looking to do as much damage as possible, this quality becomes highly positive. Just check out http://criticalhunting.com/ for more on this.

That’s because you can seriously injure or even kill an animal using a ceramic arrowhead, when you would only hurt it using metal. Those little fragments that break off from the arrowhead and disperse into the wound will in turn cause wounds of their own, leading to more bleeding. This will either overcome the animal, or make it much easier to track given the volume of blood being lost from a single hit. Naturally, you’ll still want to aim for vital areas and places you would normally shoot to hit in order to maximize this effect. Ceramic arrowheads can be quite nasty, really.

Ceramics and their presence in hunting happen to go beyond the tips of arrows, too. Did you know ceramics often find their way into cameras, where they are either used exclusively to craft lenses, or for other parts inside the camera? If you’re using a TRAIL CAMERA or similar item to measure distances or get pictures of your surroundings while hunting, the odds are good you’re using devices with ceramics built right in. These devices and their ceramic components are highly fragile and caution should be exercised while using them, lest they be dropped or otherwise injured.

When you take the time to look and really research, you see that ceramics are showing up in more and more fields these days than ever before. With new firing techniques, clay compositions, glazes and other features that improve the overall durability and lasting power of ceramics, the odds are good you will be seeing them showing up in more goods in the future. So, the next time you’re making something simple just for the sake of working with your hands and keeping your mind sharp, remember the potential which exists in that lump of material you’re using.