Re: was quivers: now slings
> Message: 5Caedmon,
> Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2002 11:11:38 -0500
> From: cwilson@...
> Subject: Re: quivers
> Having just finished my rabbit hide quiver, I was thinking about
> entering it into the next A&S competition that it seemed appropriate
> for. Thus, I am trying to put together a little research for it.
> Obviously, many has known about quivers for thousands of years, the hard
> part is finding where someone wrote down this assumption in period.
> Slings were used in period, but heck if I can find more than a handful
> of references to them, which currently amounts to 4 pictures and
> statement by Vegetius.
I have, what I believe to be pictures of sling stones. They are specific
in size and weight, and maybe you could confirm them as being such.
A little over a year ago, the local SCA bunch here in Arn Hold (Boise
Idaho) was given a rare treat, which was the opportunity to view, handle,
photograph and in general drool over, a large weapons collection given to
the local museum before it was cataloged and put away or on display. I
have several pics of arrow points, both handbow and crossbow, slingstones
(I think), rapier type blades, other swords (some middle-eastern), and