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35055Re: [SCA-Archery] SCA Period Arrow Nocks

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  • Guy Taylor
    Nov 5, 2013
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      Cedar may be too weak to use for a warbow shaft but there is nothing
      wrong with using it for what most of us use today. Lots of people are
      making self nocks in cedar shafts and having great results.
      The statement that cedar is too brittle is not really relevant for
      James' issue.


      On 11/5/13, John Rossignol <giguette@...> wrote:
      > 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@...
      >> <mailto:alchem@...>> wrote:

      The Greenman Archery <http://www.greenmanarchery.com/index.html> Website
      Fine custom wood arrows for traditional archers.
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