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28095Re: Historical quiver construction

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  • i_griffen
    Dec 6, 2010
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      --- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, Carolus <eulenhorst@...> wrote:
      > Agreed, they should be taken as "suggestions", however, I have used my
      > quiver on my bow arm side and seen other do so as well. I also suspect
      > that both the basketwork and leather suggestions may be correct. belts
      > have often been made of woven leather strips and this would be an
      > excellent method of making a bottom and reinforced top for a quiver.
      > Remember what was posted earlier about conservation of materials.
      > Carolus
      > The Greys wrote:
      > > Folks I am NOT a nit picker however a few comments about these two pictures which I have seen before. First off our view point is from the archer's back as evidenced by the bow arm crossing in front of the bow and either the archer has had his right arm hacked off at the elbow, thus he is a one armed archer(?), or it is in the draw position. Thus his quiver is either on his bow arm side or on his back. I doubt it would be on his back due to the physical mechanics of how a person sits a horse. In either case it would seem nearly impossible to draw an arrow from the quiver. If on his bow arm side he would have to reach across his body to get an arrow. If mounted vertically at the center of his back it would seem extremely ackward and of no advantage in a battle. So my main point here then is that these are artist's renditions of battles they most likely were told about and the artists were not archers themselves and thus totally unfamiliar with how an archer would actually wear or use their gear. Thus, while these do serve as a bit of reference to how things were done in the past, I do not think we should be taking them so literaly. I view these as "suggestions" as to how things may have been.
      > >
      > > cog
      > >

      Cog you make some valid points. Consider this, if one was to take the Quiver and place it verticaly along the lower back. I think this would work if one was sitting on a horse, chair or standing.

      What do you think

      Iain Griffen
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