12513Re: First Results from Mary Rose war arrow re-creation
- May 7 4:47 PM--- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, "Kinjal of Moravia"
> --- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, "Sun Lu-shan" <Lu-shan@f...>many
> Your comments have prompted a question that I queried before, but
> perhaps on another site. Does anyone have information on segmented
> arrows? Amerinds used them, often carrying only 4-5 shafts and
> replacable end shafts with various heads. It would seem strangethat
> European or Asian influence did not discover this practicalIt was used in England and is referred to as footed shafts. However,
> approach, though I did find one reference in which an arrow was
> taken from a prey and reused. Would 'chested' arrows have some
> meaning here?
I do not believe that we have any evidence that it was done in the
period covered by the SCA. I understand that it was popular during
the Victorian era on a mainly aesthetic basis.
For English Archers during the 100 Year War, arrows would be mass
manufactured. It is interesting to note that points usable in both
war and hunting (like a type 16) are usually pinned whereas points
used only in war (like a bodkin) were only socketed. Speculation:
Hunting arrows can be retrieved with prey. War arrows need only to be
one time delivery. I have heard much speculation that bodkin points
were held in place with little more than bee's wax so that when the
arrow was withdrawn the bodkin would stay behind.
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