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35054Re: [SCA-Archery] SCA Period Arrow Nocks

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  • John Rossignol
    Nov 5, 2013
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      Right.  And using denser woods (plus longer and thicker shafts, e.g. "clothyard" shafts) not only made arrows less likely to shatter on impact, but also provided the mass needed to penetrate armor:
           Force = Mass x Acceleration

      And providing the needed acceleration for massive war arrows was why those monstrous bows were needed.  (And conversely, why shooting "normal" modern target arrows from such bows is never going to be the same as shooting the type of arrows they were meant for.)

      -John

      On 11/4/2013 12:10 PM, Kevin Smith wrote:
      Cedar is too brittle. In period they commonly used poplar or Ashe which are far more durable woods. Oak was found in some but it would have made for a heavier shaft.

      On Nov 4, 2013, at 3:06 PM, James Koch <alchem@...> wrote:


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