RE: [SCA-Archery] RE: Arrow shelf
I don’t recall if the piece had a date. Since it was found in the Thames, it is out of any context that would allow specific dating.
Yes, I will allow that it might actually be something else, but it is recorded by the MoL as an arrow rest.
When we have our web site up, or for Q&Q, this might be an interesting bit of research for someone to look into. I found the MoL staff to be very helpful, and I know this thing has been photographed by them. It does not show on their web collection however.
Any idea what the approximate date is for this?
I think I may have seen this before. But, to me,it looked more like a fancy nock reinforcement for a bow limb.
Finds have been mislabeled by museums before.
"Groff, Garth (ggg9y)" <ggg9y@...> wrote:
Brother John, Greetings.
The Museum of London has an elaborately carved arrow rest in its collection that was found in the Thames. This was apparently bound to a bowstave, and thus could be easily reused when a bow wore out. I’ve seen a picture of it, but there is currently no image available at the MofL web site.
Did Marco De Varona bring back any photographs? If so I'd like to see them. Of all the extant longbows, not one that I am aware has an arrow rest. And I've never seen an arrow rest in medieval illustrations. I'm not saying that you're incorrect, just that(for myself), I need better documentation.
--- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
They are period. Marco De Verona has establi shed this in a trip to England.
- Klancey, I really don't want to start an argument with you but don't
you think this is just a slightly silly response to all this?
a. No one is saying you can't use an arrow rest on your bow... no one!
b. If you want to wear a glove or some other sort of hand protection
then do so. Who has said you can't?
c. If your arrows are such that you fear getting feathers poked into
your skin then you need better or different arrows... period.
If an SCA archer wants to participate in "period" archery then there
are certain equipment standards to adhere to. The leaders of SCA
archery have determined those standards. If you don't like them you
don't have to follow them, you just can't register in the period class
if you choose not to follow those standards.
This all seems pretty straightforward to me. I really don't see why so
many people are getting their tights in a bunch over it.
On 9/14/13, larry phillips <klancey1@...> wrote:
> Perhaps there were no bows used back then, which would alleviate the
> need for "proof" of hand grips and arrow rests. This in itself is good
> reason to not play the game.....who in their right mind gives two flying
> fornications if an innocuous piece of wood saves a shooter from visiting
> the ER with possibly limb threatening wounds from embedded fletchs? If
> we are going to be that precise, camp without heaters and lanterns, long
> johns and coolers, cell phones and Ipads........
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