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12519Re: [SCA-Archery] Re: First Results from Mary Rose war arrow re-creation

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  • jrosswebb1@webtv.net
    May 7, 2003
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      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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