- Greetings all, new to the list. My name is Omelan and I have been an
East Kingdom archer for 16 years. I agree the best way to begin archery
is to "buy" your way in so you can shoot right away. I make my own gear
except the bow. I use simple hand cut nocks with thread for my arrows
(factory cedar shafts) they look nice and work well. I just finished
something new for myself, 14 cedar shafts with cow horn inserts. Some
tung oil, feathers, brass points, and I'm done. The brass points make
both ends of my arrows different from most.