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by mike
Fri Sep 25, 2009 11:48 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: lacquering leather armour (has become Archer vs Armour)
Replies: 141
Views: 18160

MfC, did you get my PM?
by mike
Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:18 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Mid - late C15 archer, kit improvements.
Replies: 27
Views: 8112

I've noticed the draw of archers at events is not much like that used by war bow archers. War bowmen don't draw like they do simply to get into the bow, it also means the string misses the armour or jack or whatever else they may be wearing. Front foot pointing forward, bum sticking out, draw to the...
by mike
Fri Sep 18, 2009 3:34 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Silly, strange and stupid questions from the public.
Replies: 60
Views: 9300

it's not often I fail to supply source data but this is one of them. from memory a particular quay or harbour was mentioned and I'm sure it's around Lyme Regis. Perhaps a fishing port, plenty of gulls and other fish eating birds
by mike
Fri Sep 18, 2009 2:58 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Silly, strange and stupid questions from the public.
Replies: 60
Views: 9300

:lol: can you seriously imagine an archer, standing on the battlefield choosing a particular arrow like a golfer selecting the ideal club?
by mike
Thu Sep 17, 2009 8:56 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Silly, strange and stupid questions from the public.
Replies: 60
Views: 9300

one of my favourite Q&A's goes something along the lines of:
Q How much is this mate?
A (pause while he checks the label on the box the item came from) £3.50.
Q ok, will you take £2 for it
A why certainly sir, would you like the bread from my kids mouths too?
by mike
Thu Sep 17, 2009 7:11 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Silly, strange and stupid questions from the public.
Replies: 60
Views: 9300

thanks for that glyndwr 50. the tearing injury idea works for me, opinion duly altered, cheers.
by mike
Thu Sep 17, 2009 6:16 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Silly, strange and stupid questions from the public.
Replies: 60
Views: 9300

nasty tearing ripping things they may be but as soon they hit bone, they stop.
I only picked out geese as an example. the inside of the crescent is sharpened, not the outer, so maiming the bird enough it can't fly.
by mike
Thu Sep 17, 2009 4:33 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Silly, strange and stupid questions from the public.
Replies: 60
Views: 9300

the speed an arrow hits something like a goose, wouldn't be a good idea to have an arrow head that doesn't fully penetrate or even go right through? There have been hundreds founds in old quays and some have speculated about ships rigging. as foul as they may taste, sea birds are a more likely targe...
by mike
Thu Sep 17, 2009 4:02 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Silly, strange and stupid questions from the public.
Replies: 60
Views: 9300

well they aint for cutting ships rigging either
by mike
Thu Sep 17, 2009 1:57 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Silly, strange and stupid questions from the public.
Replies: 60
Views: 9300

any bowman should be able tell a self bow, especially Yew, from a mile off. I've yet to see a self yew with a dead straight line between the sap and heart wood, along with no lumps, bumps or pins. It didn't look like an Ash or Maple backing. Nothing wrong with that in itself, I have read that some y...
by mike
Thu Sep 17, 2009 12:14 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Silly, strange and stupid questions from the public.
Replies: 60
Views: 9300

Well here we go, in at the deep end with my first post here :oops: Mostly I agree with what Marcus said above. I have mostly maintained that the only stupid question is the one not asked and those that laugh at supposed "stupid question" often wanted to ask it too. while wandering around a...

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