Re: [SCA-Archery] Re: Asymmetrical Bows
- At 1:03 AM 5/3/01 +0000, greytaylor@... wrote:
>Wrapping the fore of the feather with thread can help ease theI wrap both the base and the knock end of the fletch with silk thread
>transition as the arrow passes over your hand. I know a number of
>non-SCA primitive bow shooters that shoot off their hands rather than
>use an arrow rest. All of them wrap the leading edge of their
>feathers with thread. I've been playing with making bamboo arrows in
>an oriental style and all of them are getting wrapped with silk
>thread because they'll be shot off the hand (looks pretty cool,
>too). In fact, I need to meet with Njall to get him to shoot a
>couple of these on his Hun bow as the arrow style and long length
>should fit the two of them well.
further held down with flycaster's ring varnish. I still got fletch cuts
on my unprotected hand while shooting them with my ELB. Full gloves are
too hot here in the desert, so I went to a leather ring as a rest on the
index finger of my bow hand. Seems to work pretty well and and I don't get
nearly as sweaty as with a glove. I have a flat on the side of the ring to
hold against the bow handle and a flat on top to serve as an arrow rest; I
index the ring on the top of the stiching of the leather grip covering on
the bow. I was told that impressions of such archer's rings were found in
the mud at the Mary Rose find, but I have not researched this myself.
Another thing people have done is to cut away a leather glove leaving only
the index finger covered to serve as the rest. Others have sewn a simple
leather cover to place over the finger at risk to form an arrow shelf.