12519Re: [SCA-Archery] Re: First Results from Mary Rose war arrow re-creation
- May 7, 2003Greetings,
Yes, bodkin points were afixed to the shaft with heated resin
such as pine pitch. This is very similar in feel to what is sold today
as ferrule-tite. There is some residual residue that's been found on the
heads of period arrows.
I use and love footed shafts. I've even made a few of them. They
ARE good for putting more weight towards the front of the arrow and they
make hunting arrows hit and penetrate even better. I hesitate to use
them in SCA shooting because of the mass of arrows we shoot, it's
heartbreaking enough to see my plain shafts get shattered.
I am not personally aware of any "take down" arrows that existed
in medieval Europe and I couldn't find anything about such a thing after
a quick search through my books. I'd be interested to see anything about
it if anyone finds such a thing. I know that it certainly did exist in
Native American cultures.
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