RE: [SCA-Archery] Re: arrow rest (need for one or using a glove)
- And I have also added arrow rests on bows not constructed with them. I've used antler pieces and leather chunks. Usually I wrap them in the handle wrap and use a drop of glue to keep them from "drifting" I use.
From: Jim Pickette [mailto:pickette@...]
Sent: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 5:48 PM
Cc: John Atkins
Subject: Re: [SCA-Archery] Re: arrow rest (need for one or using a glove)
Very interesting, but I have never seen it used, either modern or period.
---- John Atkins <cogworks@...> wrote:
> I have no reference for this but it strikes me that a wax covered
> anything on my bow handle would make a gooey mess and cause the bow to
> be quite slippery. Instead how about simply tying a short piece of
> leather thong around the handle such that when griped it would go
> between the index and middle finger. That would serve as a reference
> point for the hand griping the bow and be similar in function to
> modern pistol style grips found on many recurve bows.
> Caley, probably the wax would soften, but the cloth would hold theshape
> if not bumped or squeezed. Of course it's better not to keep bows in aMany people, myself included, leave for events straight after work,
> hot vehicle anyway, though sometimes unavoidable. I imagine a different
> kind or mix of wax types might hold up to a bit higher temperatures.
which means the vehicle needs to be loaded that morning or the evening
before. Normally I leave my truck unlocked with the windows down in
warm/hot weather, but if it's full of SCA stuff, it's locked tight,
windows up to prevent theft.