A triple broadhead has three edges equally attached around the shaft while a double broadhead has only two blades.

Triple broadhead: Triple broadhead

So, which one should one use to hunt boars? A double- or triple-edged arrowhead?

Note: I want to shoot a 60#@29" (draw weight of 60 pounds at a draw length of 29 inches) recurve bow.

Draw weight:

The force required to hold the string stationary at full draw is often used to express the power of a bow, and is known as its draw weight, or weight.

Draw length:

The maximum distance the string could be displaced and thus the longest arrow that could be loosed from it, a bow’s draw length, is determined by the size of the archer.


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Three blade broadheads will leave a wider wound channel and thus a better chance for a kill as bow kills are usually blood loss. It can be argued that two blade gets better penetration but, in my opinion, that is just a factor of putting your shot in the right place. Failure to hit the target isn't an arrow problem.

(Edit: Okay yes, failure to hit could be an arrow problem, but it's not a function of double vs. triple)


Boars are known for their tough hide and thick muscle structure, so achieving adequate penetration is crucial for a lethal shot. A triple broadhead setup can potentially provide more cutting surface area, increasing the chances of penetrating through the boar's tough hide and reaching vital organs.

A wider cutting diameter created by multiple blades can lead to a more substantial blood trail, making it easier to track wounded game. This can be especially beneficial when hunting boars, which are known for their tenacity and ability to flee long distances when injured.

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