Re: [SCA-Archery] Stright or Helical?
- In a message dated 2/18/03 11:48:26 AM Pacific Standard Time,
> Im working on a set of shafts, my first succsesfulWho better to reply than Roger Ascham, who wrote regarding feathers, "...The
> ones, and am finished except for the fletchings. Iv
> shot both stright and helical feathers before but
> can't make up my mind on how to apply the fletches on
> these. What are yalls thoughts and opnions on the subject?
length and shortness of the feather serveth for divers shafts, as a long
feather for a long, heavy or big shaft, the short feather for the
contrary...your feather must stand almost straight on, but yet after that
sort, that it may turn round in flying." (Quoted from page 137 of Roger
Hardy's Longbow. Seems the esteemed Ascham favored a slightly off-set
placement that gave the shaft some rotation in flight.
Archos Andras Truemark,
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