19571Re: Fire arrows
- Mar 1, 2006I have set arrows ablaze during 2 wedding cerimonies. I used burlap
and oil. Both arrows burned for some time, and were dificult to put
out. But, both arrows were recovered, and useable, oddly enough. I
think it may have to do with how you wrap and apply the flammable
Strange how burning arrows can raise the bride-price during a
Pirate wedding =).
--- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, "Cian of Storvik"
> I'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
> and wrap about the head. Natural tar can sometimes burn and isi
> suposedly difficult to put out even in a wind, but quite noxcious
> would assume (like a tire fire).have
> A company in the UK called TODS STUFF sells a reproduction of a
> german 15th century incendiary recipe. But I believe you might
> 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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