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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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Surimono print

Bow, arrow, and target from a culture that still loved archery, 1856.

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Took the new arrows out for a little shooting last night.  The bodkins are too much for the lightweight straw bales I have right now.  The arrows shoot very straight and true but pass through the bales as if they … Continue reading

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Bamboo Arrows, part 2

The next step to make these sticks into arrows is to fletch them.  To make fletchings, good feathers must be selected.  I am using some goose wing feathers given to me by a friend.  I cut a template from Bristol … Continue reading

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Bamboo Arrows, part 1

Arrows have been much on my mind lately after seeing how ratty some of mine have become.  I was intending to start with a set of British longbow style arrows but having received some beautiful arrow bamboo (Pseudosasa japonica I … Continue reading

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