Re: [SCA-Archery] Horse bow question
- A true period style Horse Bow IMO should be considered as period.
However, most Horse Bows that I have looked at are not true. They look
like one but they use fiberglass and modern materials so they are not a
period bow. This would be the same as taking one of the green straight
fiberglass long bows that can be used in Combat Archery and calling it a
period bow since it is the same style.
Very few of the Horse Bows out there are what I would consider Period
Kingdom of Ansteorra
On 8/3/2012 9:10 AM, The Greys wrote:
> It was mentioned in a post to this list that horse bows do not qualify
> for the primitive class in some kingdom. I would be interested in why
> that is so and which kingdom.
> As for horse bows, I have a Flagella Dei. I first saw the vendor at
> Pennsic and was interested at the time in horse bows. I told him what I
> liked and didn't like in a bow and he gave me two bows right off his
> rack and told me to go shoot them. The archery range this year was still
> at the top of Mount Eislin about a mile away. The vendor did NOT ask for
> a credit card nor any deposit so off I walked with about $1000 worth of
> bows! I figured this was a vendor I could work with. If he trusted me, I
> would trust his product. Since then Elk Ridge used to sell his bows but
> had some issues with them. Flagellas Dei and Elk Ridge stood behind the
> product and made it right but Elk Ridge decided, due to too many
> failures, it wasn't worth carrying the product. I've had no issues with
> mine and I've had it for some 6 years now.
> As for horse bows shooting nicely, yes they do and they are ambidextrous
> as well as not having an up or down. That is, if you have not put a
> nocking point on your string. There are interesting articles on the web
> about why a horse bow shoots like a bow of about 10 pound more draw
> weight than the bow being shot should act. What I find interesting is
> that the beloved ELB took about a month to make and a true horse bow
> took up to seven years to make in period.
- Gentlemen & Ladies,
>One of my crossbow customers just contacted me with a question I
can't properly answer. He is building a crossbow and wants to know
the minimum weight bolt he should use. He didn't specify a draw
weight. No doubt this will vary depending on the prod composition,
mass, and draw weight. I was wondering if there is such a formula,
and if so where I might find it.
>Jim Koch "Gladius The Alchemist"