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3593Re: [SCA-Archery] Re: tassels?

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  • John Edgerton
    Oct 1, 2000
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      greytaylor@... wrote:

      > --- In SCA-Archery@egroups.com, "Greg Christensen" <gcjckc@h...>
      > wrote:
      > > Direct from the Outland Archery web page.....
      > >
      > > In period times, English archers wore a tassel on their belts to
      > wipe their
      > > arrows clean.
      >
      > I've never heard of this being a period practice. I was under the
      > impression that cleaning tassles were not used until sometime in the
      > 1800's. Does anyone have any literature on it?
      >
      > Taillear
      >

      I do not remember Ascham saying any thing about tassels and that is
      late period, but I may just not be remembering correctly. Anyone have
      their copy of Aschem handy?

      Jon
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