- Feb 28, 2006I'm not a big fan of "playing with fire" especially at public
At Pennsic I hear they build a balsa-wood viking burial ship which
fire arrows are shot at, but very special precautions are made
including shooting at the boat on water.
I believe that period fire arrows probably had a gummy substance
like pitch that they could smear on an arrow, or on a piece of cloth
and wrap about the head. Natural tar can sometimes burn and is
suposedly difficult to put out even in a wind, but quite noxcious i
would assume (like a tire fire).
A company in the UK called TODS STUFF sells a reproduction of a
german 15th century incendiary recipe. But I believe you might have
problems importing combustibles into the US without proper customs
forms being applied for.
I won't speculate on the danger involved or SCA rules might be
broken by setting arrows on fire, but I will agree that it seems a
bit wasteful to spend ~$3.50 on a well made arrow just so you can
set it on fire.
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