RE: [SCA-Archery] Mongolian Variations
- While I have an Asian style bow I haven't put a lot of time into it lately.
When I do, arrows will be no problem. The blanks I start with are either
36" or 48" so getting a nice long arrow for a proper draw is easy.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ken Muller <gusarimagic@...>
> Sent: Monday, February 03, 2003 7:55 PM
> To: SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [SCA-Archery] Mongolian Variations
> Excellent sites, Guy. Many thanks. However, my research into Golden
> Hoard fighting, and later adaptations during the development of the
> famous Hungarian bow from its Assyrian/Scythian heritage, indicates
> that Mongolian horsemen carried two bows. The long one uses long
> arrows as described and were pulled far back. The shorter bow,
> often fired from horseback and over the shoulder, used shorter
> arrows (even hollow reed ones)and were pulled to the chin. So don't
> get 'bent' over any need to gather 34" arrows. Use the same 30"
> ones you have. Since you will work on 'instictive' shooting rather
> than aiming, it will not matter -- just be consistent.
> Also, thumb rings in bone and brass are available that have a string
> slot carved near the rear edge. This simplifies the 'consistency'
> setting and minimizes any tearing of the thumb. It also should be
> noted that the Mongolian Release does not require a protective guard
> on the bow hand, and that a buckler or arm shield can easily be
> carried (worn).