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Re: [SCA-Archery] Horse Archery Question

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  • Dayrl Merrill
    Edwin Gilbert is the owner of horsebows.com and has been importing Kassai s bows for about 14 years. ... From: Bruno Willinski To: SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com
    Message 1 of 9 , Dec 28, 2009
      Edwin Gilbert is the owner of horsebows.com and has been importing Kassai's bows for about 14 years.

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      From: Bruno Willinski
      To: SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Monday, December 28, 2009 12:46 PM
      Subject: Re: [SCA-Archery] Horse Archery Question


      Thank you for the good information. I am a beginner so I have to digest all of this.
      Who is Edwin?


      Bruce Charles Willis, M.A.
      aka Pan Marek Zagloba
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      From: George Bottorf <PLUNKETTARCHER@...>
      To: SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Mon, December 28, 2009 5:47:34 AM
      Subject: Re: [SCA-Archery] Horse Archery Question

      Good morning,BW. If I were you,I'd would not worry about thumb rings. I shoot a Raven now,my 3rd bow, and still use the 3- finger under method. All three bows were/are 50#. Putting a leather arrow rest was a good idea. It keeps everything the same all the time. No "Guesstamating" at all anymore!! Built up handle some, aka Korean pattern, for better feel. If you want, order the thumb glove and handle wrap stuff from Edwin. Works great. Don't be afraid to experament! After all, it is your bow. Use your favorite search engine and look up "Thumbrings" . It seems a whole bunch of people used them!! All over the place! I have found the Koreans to use both a "male" and a "female" style ring. The "female" style is what most of the rings used, is called. All over. Not regional names. Just type of ring pattern. You can even make one from a piece of pvc 45 degree elbow,shaped. I have made 2. Easy. Look up Leather Wall. And dig,dig,dig! !! Thumbrings ae interesting,
      but not really necessary. Fingers still work,and don't get lost or borrowed.LOL. Rings good for longer draw. Not easily used out of position. Fingers better there. If I had a favorite design, I would have to say I prefer the Koran Sugakgi(sp), "male", pattern. All you got to do is lookup stuff, a lot out there, and do it. Just do and use what you want, and not worry about "periodness" . I'm sure even some Crusaders tried thumb rings on their longbows! Damn Heretics!!! Btw, I have always used 5/16" shafts w/ 100gr. points of various styles. Around 29 1/2" to 30". +-. 3 fletch in Chinese style. 5" long. Low height, 3/8" or so. Not a lot of spin needed. Banana cut too, if wanted. Looks good. Horsebows seem to like a light arrow. Fast 'n flat! I hope I have been of some small service to you. If you have any more questions, feel free to email m or ask of others on list. There is a lot of folks out there willing to help to. So, get to work! Most of
      all-ENJOY!!! . YIS, Abner de Plunkett. West Kingdom archer and crossbowman..

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