Re: [SCA-Archery] Period, non-period, and crossbows. WAS: Re: Crossbows vs Others
- Some people would rather use the advantages of modern materials and
technology, than try to be more period.
Mostly, I've rarely found it difficult to find fiberglass recurves at
fleamarkets for no more than $50, usually much less.
I'm hoping sometime to make/have made a wooden prodded crossbow for an
Anglo-Norman persona piece.
----- Original Message -----
>From: richard johnson
>Sent: Monday, May 20, 2013 3:47 PM
>Subject: Re: [SCA-Archery] Period, non-period, and crossbows. WAS: Re:
>Crossbows vs Others
>Fortunatly, it is getting easier and easier to find wood self bows at
>a very reasonable price. GI-Bow.com is my preferred dealer. Others
>rave equally about other dealers. but you can purchase a decent
>Period longbow for under $100 which makes me wonder why people will
>still spend $200 and up for a fiberglass recurve when they can get a
>really decent longbow for far less.
- Having read comments, and having almost been driven away by one obsessed with perfection, my concern is omission. I like the concept that was presented that included archers like myself. Limiting a guild to only those with period equipment is exclusionary and could end up fragmenting our community. I could, however, be misunderstanding your use of the term "period" and the inclusion of those with non-period equipment. IMHO, if this guild is to be proposed as a society-wide entity it can't exclude any portion of our community and be successful.
Moire Ayres, archer