Re: [SCA-Archery] Re: String walking
- Every period woodcut, painting, and sketch I have seen of European War,
Archery practice or other activities showing archery used in a common way
(i.e., hunting) portrays either a "one over, one under" or "one over, two
under" style of draw. The "anchor point" (the place where you draw to) may
change but I have yet to see any archer using a "three finger under"
(stingwalking) style of draw. Even the archers portrayed on the Bayeux
tapestry (what I have seen of it), use a "one over, one under" or "one over,
two under" draw.
Now you could argue that it was easier to draw/paint/carve/embroider this
way. Having attempted several of these activities using period styles, I
find it highly unlikely.
I have used both styles of draw. I understand them both. But honestly I
cannot delude myself into believing that "stringwalking" is a period practice.
Distance marks on limbs and distance cords, yes, but not stringwalking.
Just my humble opinion.
HL Gruffydd, DWS
- One more thought on the subject.
I've never seen anyone string walk with out snap nocks As the arrow
must stay on the string with out fingers to hold it. I've tried to make
self nocked arrows that have a snapnock design but they split after 2 or 3
shoots to much outward pressure I don't think our ancestors had the time to
waste on fitting arrows to strings
So to document string walking all you need to do is find plastic snapnocks
with the cell phones and MREs
The other Ragnar
> Historicity! That's really a word! Go Ragnar! Still.....not to much for
> this simple Archer. :-)
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