Re: [SCA-Archery] Horse bow question
- <<currently many of the fiberglass based " horse bows " when strung are almost indistinguishable from the " real " thing at more than 5 foot, and they do look much more " period " than the modern take downs preferred by many archers .... at least in opinion ; )>>I have to agree. I have a Park Korean bow http://www.koreanarchery.org/classic/hwarangbow.htmland a Grozer Middle Ages Hungarian bow. http://www.grozerarchery.com/htm/magyar/magyar2.htmI don't have a horn bow to compare them with, but Thomas Duverney, who sells the Korean bows and has shot both the horn and fiberglass models says that they perform about the same. Let's OK the look and feel of a period bow in fiberglass wrapped in leather, eel skin, or birch bark and not quibble about using the "real" thing that is out of most SCA archer's price range. Especially since the "real" deal will have problems in moist climates. And while we are at it, I challenge all to try these bows with a thumb ring :) It is a totally different archery experience. And VERY period.Arion the Wanderer
- 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"