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11758Re: real sinew used in the middle ages?

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  • barry hicks
    Jan 3, 2012
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      Yes I am referring to thread for it's use. :) But that is interesting about the catapult!

      Barry

      --- In medieval-leather@yahoogroups.com, Yvanwolvesbane <yvanwolvesbane222@...> wrote:
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      > Hey there, Barry-
      > Sinew was used for the torsion springs on a catapult back to roman times, but it seems you mean as thread. Is this correct?
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      > Yvan Wolvesbane
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      > Pacifist with occasional lapses
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      > On Jan 3, 2012, at 6:57 AM, "barry hicks" <barryehicks@...> wrote:
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      > > Was real sinew used in the middle ages? I am trying to find out if only the people of the America's used it before the European discovery? I would think it would have been perfect for use on Cuir Bouilli cases and whatnot along with hide glue, but I have found no such evidence. I was wondering if anyone here may have any information?
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      > > Thank you!
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      > > Barry
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