Re: [SCA-Archery] Cautionary Tales
- Time for my two pence.
First I know personal know Demetrious and I vouch for his skill at stringing
bows. Secound I did not get to see the type of stringer he was using. For
a wood long bow it should have been the two pocket type that pulls from the
tips. The other kinds that pull the bow from the middle of one limb should
not be used(step though method without a stringer would be better for the
bow). Third wood bows break...they even break while making them. Even if
you coddle(sp) them with too much care they WILL break. That is the main
reason the only bows (from period) we have found are ones that have been
lost. The rest have been used for kinlin(sp) (to start a fire).