Gateway Feathers are quality 100% natural turkey feather fletchings for your arrows. Compared to plastic vane fletchings, Gateway Feather fletchings have been known to give arrows flatter trajectories, increased speed, and they're attractive as well.
These shield cut turkey feathers are available in a variety of very attractive hann-bun kuro styles (see full list in the drop down menu). It's a great way to give your arrows a spliced-feather look, without having to do any extra work. They come in 5" or 4" lengths in left wing or right wing. Sold by the dozen.
Shield cut in 5" is the single most popular feather length and cut in traditional archery. Shield cut has slightly more surface area compared to parabolic cut, which will make arrows fletched with shield feathers a touch more stable in flight than those fletched with parabolic cut feathers. Parabolic cut is a little bit quieter in flight as wind has less surface area to grab on too.
What Wing Feather to Shoot?
It is an old belief that a Right handed (RH) shooter must shoot Left wing (LW) so the arrow spins away from the riser on release. This is not the case. An arrow only starts spinning once it is several feet in front of the bow, so feel free to shoot Left or Right wing.