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29236Re: [SCA-Archery] Serving tool research question

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  • Guy Taylor
    Oct 1 6:16 PM
      This video:
      shows how to serve the rigging on a sailing ship. It's been done the same way for many hundreds of years.
      I've always suspected that tools similar to a serving paddle or serving mallet were used for bowstrings. Unfortunately, no documentation whatsoever.
      Greenman Archery

      --- On Sat, 10/1/11, dirkfrisia <bluecat@...> wrote:

      From: dirkfrisia <bluecat@...>
      Subject: [SCA-Archery] Serving tool research question
      To: SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Saturday, October 1, 2011, 5:32 PM

      I have been asked to find an answer to the following questions:

      Was an equivalent device to the modern bowstring server used in the middle ages and/or Renaissance?

      Is there some documentation of the device if one was used?

      I gave an honest reply to this - I do not know.

      Before I dive into the research has anyone done research on this before? Anyone hand wound bow string serving in a period style?

      Many Thanks!

      Dirk Edward of Frisia

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