Re: [SCA-Archery] Period Bow
- also as some of the people have posted, you need to find your draw length. arrow lengths should be as long as your arm (basic way to figure it out). for practice if you are not very skilled, you might want to get some metal/fibreglass types as the wood are expensive and do break if you only hit the target, usually not an issue, but when you miss, they can hit the target stand, rocks, etc. not fun.
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Sent: Sunday, January 11, 2009 12:04 AM
Subject: [SCA-Archery] Period Bow
I was wondering if anyone could help me with some information relating
to 14th century 'France', and archery?
My personae is occitan, which is a mountainous region of what is now
central France. I can't find any information to tell me what kind of
bow these people used, and what sort of wood it might have been made of.
Also, by pure chance I was gifted a recurve bow from an acquaintance
and I was thinking of just using this and going to archery practice but
I don't have any arrows. Should I just buy some regular arrows? Or do I
need some kind of special arrows? I know I want to be period, and I
like to make my own stuff, so maybe I should just make my own.
Looking at archery sites, I see a lot of different points and
materials. How do I know what size shafts to buy and how long they
should be? What points are used in archery practices and sca
competitions? And where should I buy my supplies?
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- Gentlemen & Ladies,
>I earlier offered to make two archer's swords available as prizes for
a shoot to be held at Pennsic. The plan is to offer a falchion and a
katzbalger, both of which I have already made. The falchion will go
to the hand bow shooter and the katzbalger to the crossbow shooter
with the winning scores. It recently occurred to me that this shoot
could be held during one of the try outs for the champion's shoot
teams. The marshals are already on the range and the range is
already closed for the day. Since the try outs are open to pretty
much everyone, this would save having to set up a special shoot on
another day. It would also reward the folks who come out every year
to compete on the champions teams. The scores from the competition
could also be used to help select members for the teams. My idea is
to do a simple retreating butt elimination shoot. You know, like in
the movie Robin Hood. Any thoughts on this?
>Jim Koch "Gladius The Alchemist"