5463Re: [SCA-Archery] Fletching question
- Mar 3, 2001Good morning bright and early fletchers,
I would agree with Connor's findings, on my 11/32nd shaft I have shield
cuts. Using the distance of 1 3/4" gives plenty of room to hold the nock,
especially when on the line. On a set I made for my lady, with 5/16ths
shaft I made the Indian style wedge shaped fletches, much like the Pope and
Young style. They are 1 1/2" from the end of the nock and we find it is a
little crowded to hold onto. That extra 1/4 inch would make them 'roomier'
and easier to grip.
Baile na Scolairi
<<From: "Ronnie E. Hewitt" <watashe@...>>>
> Greetings Calum Friseal,
> My fletcher is set at about 1 3/4 from the fletching to the end of the
> nock...My multi-fletcher is set the same as well...seems to be the
> standard...wish ya luck
> Connor O' Connor
> Laird of Family Owls Lair
> ><< From: ravn@... [mailto:ravn@...]>>
> > Greetings,
> > How does one decide how far down to place fletches? Is there an optimum
> > distance from the nock, and/or a corresponding rule of thumb? I use
> > "traditional"/Pope & Young shape, and up to this point have been placing
> > them just far enough down to prevent them from interfering with grabbing
> > them. Oddly enough, this is about a thumbs width from the bottom of the
> > nock...;).
> > At any rate, if anyone has any suggestions/feedback, I thank you
> > in advance.
> > In service
> > Calum Friseal
> > Barony of Stonemarche
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