Getting started in Archery
- The recent collegium's "Fletch-In" was very informative. A special
note of thanks goes to Elwig for his infinite patience and wealth of
knowledge. It's my understanding that different barony's have target
practice and even a basic archery class once a week or perhaps twice a
I'm 5'11" tall, right eye dominant and consider a 30 to 35# bow more
Note: A preliminary archery class is important so you learn the proper
form for you to shoot consistently.
Please reply with recommendations and preferences on equipment.
Items needed (unless otherwise noted from
Buckeye Takedown Recurve $110.00
Made in Italy 62" long. Available in 20# up to 35#. (measured at 28")
Specify right or left hand.
(I heard that it comes with bowstring and string nock(s)
2. Wooden arrows (qty: 18)
You need your draw length measured; probably done when you take a
class. Either buy the arrows (3Rivers Hunters Arrows) or make them.
Including: shields (turkey feathers), Port Orford cedar shafts, Steel
Field points, Classic nocks, paint and stain.
3. Flemish Bow string jig and supplies
4. Glove - Wyandotte Open End Glove
Don't you need two gloves?
5. Leather Recurve Tip Protector $5
6. Longbow and Recuver Bow Stringer $11
7. Leather Bow Saddle $3
8. Arm Guard $10 to $26
Field Back Quiver Kit $45
10. Kathy Kelly T/D Longbow Case $51
What details or items did I miss? Thank you in advance.
- Thanks for letting me know. The seller assures me there are no
cracks and I will have someone else check it over too. I belong to
and local archery club so someone there should be able to notice.
And I will check it over myself too.
--- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, "Robert Lauderdale"
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Robin Goldman" <ladyscribe07@...>
> To: <SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, May 23, 2007 8:52 PM
> Subject: [SCA-Archery] Re: Vintage Bows
> > Hello All,
> > Just got a vintage Stemmler Hawk off Ebay for $66 plus $15
> > looked in really good condition. Question did I pay too much?Never sure
> > how to bid on this. I started small of course. As I said its avery
> > beautiful bow that is 48" long and has a draw wt of 25# which isfine for
> > me. The lenght is 2 inches shorter than my fiberglass. This isthat
> > fiberglass with wood overlay.
> > Just wanted your thoughts on this.
> > Lady Eleanor Ravenild
> Given what used bows go for these days, if it's in good condition
> seems a reasonable price. Be sure to have it checked over forcracks,
> delamination, and limb twist before using it.four
> Back when I had a job that took me to various small towns across a
> state area, the going price was about a dollar per pound of drawweight.
> How times have changed.