RE: [SCA-Archery] Re: self nock question
- Dear All,
I use horn inserts on my period shafts and my Standard Arrows. There is a
horn company in Scotland called Hillend Horn Company, details below, and
they supply horn inserts, 3 inch by 1 inch and approximately 2mm thick, you
can get a bag for a few pounds sterling and they go a long way, and cover
most options for inserts.
I use 24 hour epoxy because it too penetrates the wood and gives a very
The inserts do make the arrows more durable and will take more abuse, they
also look well when finished off properly.
If shooting the BLBS Standard Arrow, horn inserts are required.
Whilst it may be a lot of work, we all spend a lot of time and effort on our
kit, usually a lot more than we sometimes care to admit, but I will admit
that it is worth it.
Se�n the Archer
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Details for Hillend:
The Hillend Horn Company Ltd
85 Hillend Road,
Glasgow G76 7XT Scotland
Tel (+44) 141 639 5735
Fax (+44) 141 616 3522
Contact: Martin Hyslop
Martin is one of the leading UK suppliers of buffalo and rams horn, stag
antler, seasoned shanks and other stickmaking materials, he also has horn
for making asiatic composite bows.
- Godwin FitzGilbert de Strigoil wrote:
> ...I assume you run the grain of the insert cross-wise to the arrow. Yes?
> A wood insert is probably easier to work with than a horn insert.
> I use black walnut inserts on all my personal cedar and ash shafts, and will use them on my future poplar shafts :)
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