I got these arrows finished last night and shipped out this afternoon. They turned out really nice: horn reinforced self-nocks with the leading edge of the fletching wrapped with thread to ease the feather's passage over tender skin when shooting off the knuckle.
When wrapping the leading edge of the feathers I usually like to use the raptor cut because I can trim the vane to accomodate the thread and not change the profile of the fletch. However, if care is taken to not cut too far into the feather then this traditional shape looks pretty good.
These arrows are a birthday present for the recepient. He told me what he wanted but Mom and Dad did the funding. How cool is that to have parents who know there are better gifts for an archer than a new sweater?