RE: [SCA-Archery] Digest Number 1015
- Bear in mind that you are looking at the subject of these other bows with a
much more worldly attitude. The cultural bias present at that time *may*
have prevented an English archer from using a bow made and used by pagan
idol worshiping heathens.
I am not saying that was the case nor do I have anything to back it up. I'm
simply putting the possibility out there for consideration. That age seems
to me to have been very narrow minded in many aspects.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: James [mailto:ggarrett@...]
> Sent: Friday, July 19, 2002 11:48 PM
> To: SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: Re: [SCA-Archery] Digest Number 1015
> I'm sorry I was not trying to say "Oops I broke my bow I think I'm going
> home." And you are right things where normally thought out ahead of time.
> But out of the thousands and thousands of men who went I think
> many groups
> ended up where they shouldn't have been and did not have the
> support of a
> well equipped army. Even the armies ran out of supplies, had them
> burned or
> taken, or had supplies lines cut.
> Also I believe that after seeing the bows in action and having
> arrows from
> them coming at you. You would have great respect for them. And as
> an archer
> I think they would marvel at the lack of hard stack on horn bows. I have
> shot longbows for fifteen years and I love mine dearly but when Yumi gave
> me a horn bow and told me to take it for a test drive...well he never got
> it back. To be honest I have to remind myself to pull the long bow out,
> because my hand first goes for one of my horn bows.
> >Message: 2
> > Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2002 17:47:38 -0000
> > From: "godwinthearcher" <Godwin@...>
> >Subject: Re: Digest Number 1013
> >--- In SCA-Archery@y..., James <ggarrett@m...> wrote:
> > >
> > > >I think the cances are higher then ever could be documented. I
> >would find
> > > >it hard to believe that with as many archers who went on Crusades
> > > >none of them had a bow break, broken, or lost. What did they do
> >pack up
> > > >and go home.
> >I believe when troop movement was necessary (war, crusade what have
> >you) supplies and materials were stocked. In this would be bow staves
> >in various stages of finish, as well as the bowyers to finish them.
> >Along with fletchers and the materials to produce shafts. So breaking
> >one bow and saying "well I'm out" is pretty slim.
> >It is probably to believe that the archers did get their hands on
> >saracen bows however, but probably deemed them much inferior to their
> >own style, due to the initial non-stacking pull and shorter length.
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