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Re: [SCA-Archery] Digest Number 1295

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  • Frederick Fenters
    ... Padraig
    Message 1 of 1 , May 11, 2003
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      > Three Rivers Archery is where I get my points. They have 145 grains in 11/32 and I just yesterday
      > (May 10) heard a rumor that they may have 165 grain points in 11/32.

      Padraig



      >
      > From: RJ Bachner <ragiwarmbear@...>
      > Subject: looking for big field points supplier
      >
      > Hello all, I wish to make some bodkin points and would like to make em from field points. I have
      > seen it done so I figured what the hell.
      >
      > Where can I get the heavier stuff? do they come heavier than 140 grain and if so, from whom?
      >
      > Lord Ragi Warm Bear of the shire, Isle du Dragon Dormant.
      > (Sometimes known as RJ Bachner)
      >
      > Northern shores, East Kingdom SCA.
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      >
      > House of the broken axe.
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      > Message: 3
      > Date: Fri, 09 May 2003 07:11:26 -0500
      > From: Animal <pack-rat@...>
      > Subject: Re: looking for big field points supplier
      >
      > Greeting
      > Try Here, they have up to 160 grain.
      > http://www.silverarrowarchery.com/3.product.138.htm
      >
      > RJ Bachner wrote:
      >
      > >Hello all, I wish to make some bodkin points and would like to make em from field points. I have
      > >seen it done so I figured what the hell.
      > >
      > >Where can I get the heavier stuff? do they come heavier than 140 grain and if so, from whom?
      > >
      > >Lord Ragi Warm Bear of the shire, Isle du Dragon Dormant.
      > >(Sometimes known as RJ Bachner)
      > >
      > >Northern shores, East Kingdom SCA.
      > >ragi@...
      > >
      > >Come visit the Archery diy Pages @
      > >http://www3.sympatico.ca/ragiwarmbear/diy/diy.html
      > >
      > >House of the broken axe.
      > >www.brokenaxe.ca
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      > Message: 4
      > Date: Fri, 09 May 2003 08:32:52 -0400
      > From: Siegfried Sebastian Faust <crossbow@...>
      > Subject: Re: Re: Loose-headed arrows
      >
      > At 12:01 AM 5/9/2003 -0400, Carl West wrote:
      > >Affixing heads with beeswax would mean that arrows kept in a quiver in the
      > >sun on a warm day might come out headless. For that matter any warm
      > >storage during the life of the arrow could be a problem.
      >
      > You know what, we may just have had some proof here.
      >
      > In looking at pictures of crossbowmen, and their quivers. I have noticed
      > time and time and time again ... that they always have their bolts UPSIDE
      > DOWN in the quivers. The points are sticking up.
      >
      > I always thought that to be VERY odd, why would you want the pointy bits
      > sticking out at you, plus your fletches would get all messed up in the
      > quiver when loading it full. I also played with this one at a practice,
      > and found it very awkward to pull and load the bolt point first.
      >
      > However, the explanation of having loose heads, perhaps with a little
      > beeswax to hold them on ... would PERFECTLY explain why you would carry
      > your ammo upside down.
      >
      > As, it seems, all medieval crossbowmen did :)
      >
      > Siegfried
      >
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      > THL Siegfried Sebastian Faust Baronial Web Minister & Archery Marshal
      > Barony of Highland Foorde http://highland-foorde.atlantia.sca.org/
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      > Message: 5
      > Date: Thu, 08 May 2003 16:35:45 -0700
      > From: ravnville@...
      > Subject: Re: Re: Netting
      >
      > (not an endorsement :)
      >
      > The nylon (no it isn't kevlar) netting at FS discount archery seems to work
      > well...it's something like $130 for a 10 x 10 stretch. It will _not_ stop
      > bodkins ;). I don't have the sites bookmarked, but searching around for
      > nylon netting will find the same stuff in bulk.
      >
      > calum
      >
      > At 11:21 PM 5/8/03 -0000, you wrote:
      > >--- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, "Rob A" <corinthianarmries@e...>
      > >wrote:
      > >> Can anyone recommend a good backstop arrow netting for use with
      > >field
      > >> points?
      > >>
      > >> Thanks
      > >>
      > >> Eban Goode
      >
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      > Message: 6
      > Date: Fri, 9 May 2003 17:17:57 -0700
      > From: "Evian Blackthorn" <theweb@...>
      > Subject: First results from Mary Rose war arrow
      >
      > James Wolfden wrote:
      > >When does the first bodkin appear? 1200?
      >
      > According to the site you sent us to, Hector Cole's site, a
      > socketed 'bodkin' type arrowhead was known as far back as the
      > Roman times (type nine bodkin). This pretty much agrees with
      > everything I've ever heard as well. Cole's credentials as an
      > expert in the field seem pretty solid. Anybody who does
      > lectures and demonstrations in arrowsmithing for the Tower of
      > London, and makes reproductions for major museums, such as the
      > Danish, Royal Armories at Leeds, and The Mary Rose Trust must
      > be pretty well accepted in historical/educational circles as
      > an expert in the field. Thanks for the information, James.
      >
      > Evian Blackthorn
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      > Message: 7
      > Date: Fri, 9 May 2003 17:28:13 -0700
      > From: "Evian Blackthorn" <theweb@...>
      > Subject: multiple posts
      >
      > Sorry list! Dign't mean to post that twice. I sent it
      > yesterday, but it never came back to me, so I din't know it
      > went to the list. Yahoo has had my account screwed up for four
      > days now. They 'say' my server is bouncing their email, but I
      > get everything anyone sends, except my own posts. I have had
      > to reactivate my account three times, and the message a few
      > minutes ago is the first one in three days I have sent and
      > then received back. Hopefully, they have it straight now.
      >
      > Evian
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      > Message: 8
      > Date: Fri, 09 May 2003 22:30:09 -0000
      > From: "Kinjal of Moravia" <gusarimagic@...>
      > Subject: Re: Loose-headed arrows
      >
      > --- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, "Nicholas S. Malone" <nix@i...>
      > wrote:
      > >> [This E-mail scanned for viruses by Declude Virus]
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      > It is documented that the Mongols did not not leave their fallen on
      > the field, and that their silk shirts allowed arrows to be extracted
      > without fatal effect. This would not be posssible if the heads came
      > off. While I maintain a thought of segmented or stepped shaftes,
      > the heads were certainly firmly affixed to a six inch section.
      >
      > Kinjal
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