15172RE: Quiver Shivers
- May 8, 2004Hiya. Thanks for the response to my email. I put a bunch of snippets
together. The way to read this is the response I am referring to can be
found underneath my response.
Now this is a truly interesting idea. I wonder if this would be allowed in
my shoddy research in all provinces suggest that they carried three
arrows in bow hand and perhaps no quiver at all! Interestingly, if
you draw with arrows in hand you get a different 'sight picture',
and can use the arrows as range points -- just a thought. My
earliest suggestion of a quiver was a way for Charlamagne to
guarantee that each soldier had a proper quota of arrows, not a
Actually, my character is late 1500's Scot. I would be afraid to hunt with
a purely cloth quiver--what if I fell and the arrows went into my gut? I
can see how using a sheepskin liner would work for the arrows on the
outside, but what about the jostling between the ones on the inside?
Ahhhhh the archer bag that I have read about. At times I wonder if quivers
are period at all for a 1340 Scot. Matters not I love my hip quiver but I
would like to make a bag like the one described.
"LD.BLACKMOON" <LD.BLACKMOON@...> wrote:GREETINGS
MY EARLIEST DOCUMENTATION SHOWS NO QUIVER AT ALL. JUST A CLOTH " SHEAF "
TUCKED UNDER THE ARCHERS BELT BEHIND HIS BACK. THIS WAS DURING THE AGINCOURT
FOR HUNTING , I HAVE FOUND THAT SHEEPSKIN IN THE BOTTOM AND AROUND THE TOP
OF A LEATHER QUIVER DOES WONDERS FOR KEEPING THE ARROWS QUIET,
BUT JUST CARRYING A FEW IN THE BELT WORKS BEST OF ALL .
BE SAFE, BE HAPPY, HAVE FUN
I like the arrow bag that you found. It sounds like it fits the description
of what some people on the Net have mentioned about the Mary Rose archers.
Being a newbie who is just coming off of his training wheels (i.e. compound
bow), what exactly is a "spacer"? I think I could probably make one of my
own versions of that. Linen scares me, though, for reasons I already
Date: Fri, 07 May 2004 18:36:33 +0000
Subject: Re: Re: Quiver Shivers
I have an arrow bag that I purchased from Historic Enterprises, along with a
bow case. Visit the website at www.historicenterprises.com to see a picture
of the bag. Click on the arms and armor listing to see the line of archery
equipment, which includes self-nock arrows and bodkin points of various
With a quiver, noise is always something to overcome.
Ian Gourdon of Glen Awe - OP, Midrealm Forester
"Take thou no scorn to wear the horn; It was a crest ere thou wast born"
- As You Like It Act 4, Scene II
Thanks for the input, guys. I was actually thinking that it would be OK to
break a few rules--I'd be willing to bet the Scots didn't have many bows at
all, or if they did, they were too prrrroud to use them, in any case.
I like the idea of the linen quiver. I wonder if anyone out there might
have a schematic...
Alisdar Mac Giolle Chroiste
Archer-in-training, Barony of Bhakail
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