Nice article by Travis Smola of Wide Open Spaces dot com
The Morpheus Broadhead is a product of DJ Belanger Innovations, LLC. This product is the result of over 6 years of development and testing. Originally conceived in 1992 by David J. Belanger, it has gone through a series of test models, 34 to be exact, and is finally in production. The key features of this broadhead are as follows:
Anatomy of a perfect flight, impact and wound channel creation:
The Morpheus Mechanical Broadhead is unique among mechanical broadheads for several reasons. These will become apparent as it functions from release through wound channel creation.
Pre-release has the blades of the broadhead held closed by the tension of the internal spring.
Immediately after release the blades open fully and quickly close as the arrow/broadhead heads downrange. This initial opening of the blades gives initial flight stabilization which is a function present in Morpheus alone.
The broadhead blades are closed at impact, but open fully to their 1.65” diameter cutting radius at impact and create an entrance wound of that size.
As the broadhead begins penetrating through tissue the resistance of the flesh on the blades begins to close the blades as the wound channel is being created. Bear in mind that the blades are still lethal even when fully closed as the blades still have a .65” cut radius. This reduces the resistance allowing for a deeper penetrating wound. The wound channel is, in essence, a conical shape. This design feature allows for the best use of the kinetic energy that is remaining in the arrow/broadhead combination in that it is more likely to create an exit wound than if the blades were fully deployed, like all other broadheads.
This optimal use of the remaining kinetic energy to increase the possibility of an exit wound is, in part, what I have dubbed, “exsanguination technology”.
The additional weight over the conventional 100 grain “paradigm” also assists with deeper penetration while bringing nothing negative to the outcome of the shot.
Having additional mass in the projectile helps to create the perfect combination of lethality, stability and penetration.
A through and through shot is always preferred and Morpheus is designed to accomplish this, but if there is a shot which does not penetrate through and through the next design feature may assist in exsanguination. If the projectile stops before penetrating through the target game the blades will close once again. This allows the possibility of the projectile working its way back out of the wound enhancing the “exsanguination” or outflowing of blood from the target game. This feature is part of the “exsanguination” technology built into the Morpheus Mechanical Broadhead. No other broadhead in existence has this unique feature.
A design choice was selected to use the available kinetic energy from the broadhead/arrow combination to create a deeper penetrating projectile over one which creates a consistent sized wound channel. Having two wounds, entrance and exit, is far more advantageous to finding shot game as the blood trail will be easier to follow.
The added mass of Morpheus is a design feature to break through the conventional thinking that a 100 grain broadhead is the ideal. More mass means:
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