12511Re: First Results from Mary Rose war arrow re-creation
- May 7, 2003You know, I also thought it was strange when I read that they were
straight tapered from the pile, thinking that they were more likely
barreled or chested shafts. Your question prompted me to look around
some more, and unfortunately the official Mary Rose site makes no
mention of it, but others who have viewed the arrows called them
chested, and described the specific double taper starting about 1/3
down the shaft.
Probably they were chested, then, which would not reduce the spine
over a straight shaft. I wonder if this account I read contained a
mistake. Clearly though, most ofthe arrows were tapered in some
Does anyone have access to good photos or measurements of Mary Rose
--- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, "James W. Pratt, Jr."
> Question? are they tappered from end to end or chested arrows withthe 1/2"
> 36% down the shaft?Mary
> James Cunningham
> > Hi Michael,
> > Are you going to try tapering some of the shafts? Most of the
> > Rose shafts tapered from 1/2" to 3/8", which would probably givethem
> > less spine. Perhaps the straight shafts were for the burly bowsand
> > the tapered were for the "normal" 100 pounders?
> > Cheers,
> > Sun Lu-shan
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