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RE: [SCA-Archery] Mongolian Variations

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  • Guy Taylor
    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
    Message 1 of 3 , Feb 4, 2003
      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.

      Guy

      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: Ken Muller <gusarimagic@...>
      > [mailto: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).
      >
      > Kinjal
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