19578Re: [SCA-Archery] Fire arrows
- Mar 2, 2006I have been lead to understand that cotton wrapping, and olive oil, works
fairly well and is of course nice to mr. Environment. Also somewhat close
to what was used in period.
On 2/28/06, Cian of Storvik <firespiter@...> wrote:
> 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).
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