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Forum: European Armoury 14th February 2023, 05:26 PM
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Posted By fernando
If you don't have goosegrease at hand, do it with...

If you don't have goosegrease at hand, do it with beeswax (https://www.reddit.com/r/AskHistorians/comments/ixmd97/is_there_any_historical_evidence_of_medieval/) ;).
Forum: European Armoury 14th February 2023, 11:22 AM
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Posted By fernando
That reminds me i have a few examples from...

That reminds me i have a few examples from American natives in my curiosities collection.
(Age certified by an archeologist).

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Forum: European Armoury 13th February 2023, 05:56 PM
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Posted By fernando
Flight archery

I have actually got the wrong impression of the recurved footbow, mostly due to the size of the picture.
Some of these beasts can be very heavy (200 pounds plus) and are used primarily today for...
Forum: European Armoury 13th February 2023, 12:52 PM
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Posted By fernando
I realize that, to reach such extraordinary...

I realize that, to reach such extraordinary distances, an arrow requires a bow of dimensions greater than the one in the (quora) picture, even being the Turkish type.
Speaking of foot bows, i wonder...
Forum: European Armoury 11th February 2023, 08:22 PM
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Posted By fernando
The Long Bow in action in Shrewsbury (1403) and...

The Long Bow in action in Shrewsbury (1403) and the skills of John Bradmore.


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Forum: European Armoury 11th February 2023, 07:43 PM
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Posted By fernando
I wonder if the illustration of the various types...

I wonder if the illustration of the various types of arrows shown in post #4 reflect the type's used in Long Bow arrows.
It is written that, those were mostly the Bodkin type, of heavy pointy square...
Forum: European Armoury 11th February 2023, 02:47 PM
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Posted By fernando
Infinitely much less training indeed. However...

Infinitely much less training indeed. However crossbow bolts departed with a rather higher power strenght; some armour could be perforated with them.Their handicap was the time they took to re-arm.
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Forum: European Armoury 11th February 2023, 12:53 PM
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Posted By fernando
Maybe my bad; i was only focusing on the thread...

Maybe my bad; i was only focusing on the thread topic, the English (or Welch) long bow and its influence in (low) Medieval warfare, not paleolithic bows.


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Forum: European Armoury 10th February 2023, 08:26 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 23,336
Posted By fernando
Here is an entry ...

This weapon is actually not essentially an invention of the English, but of a neighboring people, the Welsh. In the 13th century, King Edward I (1239-1307) of England conquers Wales, accepts that...
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