... That s what the Midrealm archergod told me... Aluminum is fine for target shoots for Japanese bows due to the length of the shaft and the expense of theMessage 1 of 74 , Feb 29, 2000View SourceRon Martino wrote:
> > Aluminum is accepted for Japanese bows due to the difficulty of getting straightThat's what the Midrealm archergod told me... Aluminum is fine for target shoots for
> > shafts of bamboo. OTOH, these are only valid for target practise, not for
> > shooting at people.
> You'd better have your archery marshal double check that with his
> superiors - I ran the question by my kingdom's marshal and got the same
> answer I gave earlier - no aluminum arrows allowed. Before anyone goes
> and spends the money on ones they don't need/can't use, we'd better get
> the final word on the matter.
Japanese bows due to the length of the shaft and the expense of the real thing.
Western arrows of wood are a dime a dozen, but bamboo shafts are like two for $80,
>I'd like to know, too... I paid for a second bowstring when I bought my bow from him
> > How many kyudo people do we have here?
> > Effingham
> Wanna-be. I've got a bow on order, but haven't heard anything for quite
> a while. Who has Yumi's contact information? He may have lost mine...
at Pennsic, and it hasn't shown up yet...
... From the castle I headed south (right from the castle entrance, and it was at the northeast corner of the next block down, if I am remembering correctly.Message 74 of 74 , Mar 17, 2000View SourceOn Fri, 17 Mar 2000, Anthony J. Bryant wrote:
> > Actually, I was a bad boy and skipped out without finding the exactFrom the castle I headed south (right from the castle entrance, and it was
> > address. It was next to Nijo Castle, and it was just a small hole in
> > the wall, from the looks of it. I wish, looking back, that I had paid
> > more attention, but my main thought was that I didn't have enough money,
> > and then some other people walked in; and the people were pretty busy.
> Hmmm... Okay, as you stand in front of the entrance to Nijo, is it to the left or
> right? Same street, or down a side street?
at the northeast corner of the next block down, if I am remembering
correctly. (In other words, head south, cross the street, and you're
It caught my eye because of the tsuba and various other furniture in the
window. I thought it might have something I could afford. On entering,
Well, the entire 'shop' seems to be just a selling point. It is one room,
enough space for maybe 5 people, comfortably. Blades are mounted on the
walls. I'm pretty sure they do more than shinken, and I sure hope it was
real shinken with the price tags I saw.
They also had one ancient looking tsuba for about \11,000 or more, that I
saw. I wish I could help more. Now I really feel bad for not being more
> True. I'd like to go in and look at the place in person, though... <g>Nod.
And thanks for the rest of the info.