12516Re: First Results from Mary Rose war arrow re-creation
- May 7, 2003
> It was used in England and is referred to as footed shafts.However,
> I do not believe that we have any evidence that it was done in theFooted arrows have better FOC (front of center) due to the more dense
> period covered by the SCA. I understand that it was popular during
> the Victorian era on a mainly aesthetic basis.
wood that is used in the footing than that which typically makes up
the shaft. This stronger and denser wood also makes the arrow
stronger where it is weakest, right behind the tip.
These days some people find a footed arrow advantagous because their
draw is too long for the length of the mass produced shaft; footing
will add a few inches to the length.
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