Re: [SCA-Archery] Re: Greetings, and a question
- Just for the record "Primitive Archer" and "Traditional Bowhunter" are two different publications so don't go looking for Primitive Traditional Bowhunter Archer magazine at a newsstand near you.
----- Original Message -----
From: James Koch <alchem@...>
Date: Friday, January 5, 2007 9:50 am
Subject: Re: [SCA-Archery] Re: Greetings, and a question
> I don't actually have documentation on the cord backed and multi
> bows. I made the thing years ago when the original hickory prod
> have enough cast. It didn't work, so I scrapped it. I believe I
> got the
> design from an article about an arctic hand bow in an issue of
> Traditional Bowhunter Archer. If memory serves, I once read about
> Empire bows made of two or more stacked limbs like a leaf spring.
> I also
> made one of those based entirely on my own design. Again, I have
> Jim Koch (Gladius The Alchemist)
> > At 10:35 AM 1/5/2007, you wrote:
> >--- In <mailto:SCA-Archery%40yahoogroups.com>SCA-
> >Carolus <eulenhorst@...> wrote:
> > >
> > > Rhisiart,
> > > There is no problem with this bow technically. It is most
> > > not what the SCA intended to ban in its compound rule. While the
> > > Penobscot people were well established at the time of the first
> > > European settlements in New England, and thus fit the period
> > > definition used by the SCA, I have some questions about this
> > > rendition of the bow. As mentioned in another post there is some
> > > question as to the provenience of this bow. I also note that the
> > > photo used as evidence for this design has several major
> > > differences. I also note that there were several designs from
> > > in China which used this technology. For these reasons I would
> > > hesitate to hold it up as a definite period bow style.
> > >
> > > As to whether it can be used in the SCA, I see no problem with it.
> > > Carolus
> > >
> >Thanks for the response.
> >As was mentioned in an earlier, it is similar to the bow used by the
> >Sami (Laplanders). I do recall seeing something about them during the
> >1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer.
> >As for being "period-worthy", that isn't much of an issue with me.
> >Chances are I would not use it at an event since using it would
> >require a massive persona change on my part that I am not willing to
> >Basically, this was a case of me and a friend of mine looking at a
> >bow and thinking, "Wow, that looks interesting, but is it within the
> >SCA rules". Hence the initial question.
> >Once again, my thanks.
> >In Service,
> >-Rhisiart ap Llywelyn ap Dafydd
> >"Sursum ad Summum"
> >"Do the little things"- St. David, patron saint of Wales
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