strings: japanese archery
- I am looking for references on the correct historical string to make for my yumi. Any help would be appreciated.
Are you just looking for a hemp string for yumi or are you actually
trying to make one?
In the first case, you can buy them off the shelf. For example go to
In the latter case, Hoff's book has a chapter on strings, but there
are no exact construction hints. What is clear, though, is that there
were a multitude of string available. I guess it's pretty much either
a.) go to Japan and find a stringmaker and learn or b.) try to
improvise from the information in Hoff's book.
--- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, "John Mail" <lionsgater@y...> wrote:
> I am looking for references on the correct historical string to make
for my yumi. Any help would be appreciated.
> John Macandrew
> Lions Gate