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32225Re: Horn Nocks

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  • James W
    Sep 13, 2012
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      No, I don't believe they are period.

      There is a turkish horn nock but it doesn't really look like this.

      It is really just a modern plastic nock out of a natural material.

      James

      --- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, Doug Copley <doug.copley@...> wrote:
      >
      > I have never used a nock like that and have never seen one documented as
      > being period.
      >
      > My horn inserts have always been the ones that were fitted in to a slot
      > in the arrow shaft and then the nock for the string was cut
      > perpendicular to that. Using this method I have never had one split or
      > break and I shoot a 50# longbow.
      >
      > Vincenti
      >
      > On 9/13/2012 6:03 PM, James W wrote:
      > >
      > > Here is one site
      > >
      > > http://traditionalbowshop.com/arrow-accessories/91-horn-nock-to-arrows.html
      > >
      > > James
      > > --- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com
      > > <mailto:SCA-Archery%40yahoogroups.com>, "aelric_southlake"
      > > <magnetcoil@> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > Anyone here ever made nocks out of horn? 3 Rivers carries a horn nock
      > > that is meant to be INSERTED into bamboo arrows, but I'm looking for
      > > either a source of "slip on/over" horn nocks, or some info on how to go
      > > about making them myself. (doesn't look like there's enough meat on the
      > > 3 Rivers kind to modify/ drill them out for a tapered shaft)
      > > >
      > > > Thanks,
      > > > Aelric, West K
      > > >
      >
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