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Mongolian bamboo arows

Originally posted on The Reverend's Musings:
I’ve been doing a little consulting to my nephew*, who has been making a Mongolian bow for a school history assignment. His theory is that the Mongolian bow gave the advantage to the…

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In a spin about fletch wrapping

Originally posted on The Reverend's Musings:
At most find-sites that have arrows there will be a non-equal mix of S- and Z-wrap on the bindings. The dig report will assert that left-handed fletchers were responsible for those that aren’t the majority…

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Robyn Hode on Archery Sunday

Robyn Hode – England, ca. 1450 A.D. An hundred shefe of arowes gode, The hedys burneshed full bryght; And every arowe an elle longe, With pecok wel idyght, Inocked all with whyte silver [or silk]; It was a semely syght. … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Your Arrows Droop With Feathers Low

A sheef of pecok arwes, bright and kene, Under his belt he bar ful thriftily, (wel koude he dresse his takel yemanly: His arwes drouped noght with fetheres lowe) Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales, Prologue, The Yeoman, lines 104-7.

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Tools of the Bowyer

I have been working on a bow-making tutorial for quite a long time now.  Trying to be as explicit as possible while not dumbing everything down is a tricky narrative to follow.  Just gathering the appropriate images of the process … Continue reading

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Archery, Art, and Mythology

Happy archery Sunday.  Diana on a rock with bow, arrows, quiver, and very little else.  More posts about ARCHERY here.

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Archery in Art; David Teniers the Younger

Painted when the common man still met at the butts for an afternoon of shooting and relaxation.  Then hopefully, off to the pub for a pint.  I love to scan old images for the details.  Some nice redware jugs, probably … Continue reading

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