RE: [SCA-Archery] bow cases
>I'm guessing the kind of bow to be stored/carried is eiter a longbow/flatbow or one piece recurve.
>i am curious as to what everyone prefers a soft case or a hard case for
>their bow??? and where do you get your cases or what do you make them out
Personally I prefer a soft "case" (cloth sleeve). They're easy to make yourself and I don't think I've ever seen a hard case for a longbow/flatbow.
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- Rupert Gaddy wrote:
> You can make your own hard case of PVC by getting a large diameter piece ofYou know those little packages of silicone beads that come in the
> pipe, and two screw on end caps and a little PVC glue.....I suggest some
> small vent holes as well so you don't get condensation problems.
shoe box with a new pair of shoes? Well, these work well at keeping
out moisture when dropped into the bow case (or into a quiver). They
can also be purchased but, heh, free is free!
- You can make your own hard case of PVC by getting a large diameter piece of
pipe, and two screw on end caps and a little PVC glue.....I suggest some
small vent holes as well so you don't get condensation problems.
Ld Rupert the Persistent
At 06:47 PM 7/31/00 -0400, you wrote:
>In regards to bow cases, I think Innes said it best. I have soft linen
>or cloth bow bags for going up to the range from camp or dragon, but
>while traveling to an event or especially Pennsic I have a hard PVC
>fishing rod case that will allow me to carry three longbows(each in
>their own bags). I also carry my arrows in a separate hard case when
>travelling and then transfer the ones that I wish to my quiver. As
>careful as we all try to be when packing for travel,
>there is the inevitable accident of the cook stove or something heavy
>and hard rolling over onto your precious and fragile archery tackle.
>Many archers of cultures outside of western Europe had hard cases as a
>matter of course, but the traditional longbowmen of Britain mostly used
>linen bags(if this is a consideration). But then they normally carried
>their gear on their person, not in jam packed vans or station wagons
>with everything else.
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> i am curious as to what everyone prefers a soft case or a hard case forI personally use soft cases because they fit closer to the ends of my bows.
> their bow??? and where do you get your cases or what do you make them out
The hard cases seem to take up more room in my vehicle, which is important
to me because I have an 83 Honda Civic to pack most of my encampment in.
The bows go in absolutely last so that they rest on top of everything and I
can pack soft things like towels and such around them to cushion them.
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