RE: Re: [SCA-Archery] RE: Arrow shelf
Let me make sure I understand this: you would not use as reliable evidence ACTUAL, surviving artifacts, but you would use one, undated, POSSIBLE arrow rest? Why is one thing reliable and DOZENS of other things unreliable?
--- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, <email@example.com> wrote:I've looked at a number of images of Mary Rose bows and I don't recall
any of them having handgrips of any kind. Being submerged for so long
it would be likely these would have been lost and thus any attached
rests with them. As was stated absence of evidence is not evidence of
absence and I wouldn't use this as reliable evidence in any case.
- 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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