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by fezbat
Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:39 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Silk serving on Mary Rose arrows
Replies: 32
Views: 8001

ah! If only I knew then where my interests lie now!!! I have walked past the Mary Rose exhibition more times in a day than most have seen it in their lives, thinking I really must have a look at that! Somehow the pub or the train station appeared more appealing. If I have one regret in life its the ...
by fezbat
Wed Mar 11, 2009 5:21 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Silk serving on Mary Rose arrows
Replies: 32
Views: 8001

Very true,

I just became fascinated by the drag factor
by fezbat
Wed Mar 11, 2009 4:36 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Silk serving on Mary Rose arrows
Replies: 32
Views: 8001

Not really. The wrapping threads are almost perpendicular to movement of the arrow, and nicely spaced so the air flow can rejoin the shaft before it hits the next winding. 10 windings around a 10mm diameter arrow with a 1/4 mm thick thread gives 77mm^2 of increased frontal area which is about the s...
by fezbat
Wed Mar 11, 2009 2:12 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Silk serving on Mary Rose arrows
Replies: 32
Views: 8001

I'm guessing that you get two types of arrow too (and you'll have to pardon my use of modern terms); Munitions - Mass produced for use in war. Handed out by the cart load. These are more likley to be cheap-and-chearful one-use affairs. Personal - Produced at the request of the purchaser in small am...
by fezbat
Mon Mar 09, 2009 6:04 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Silk serving on Mary Rose arrows
Replies: 32
Views: 8001

Silk makes sense if you consider that you don’t need much silk and it is easier to make fine silk threads than linen. Finer threads reduce drag and mean longer ranges. Compared to the cost of making an arrow, the increase in costs from a few feet of silk thread might have been marginal. I have had ...
by fezbat
Thu Mar 05, 2009 7:32 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Silk serving on Mary Rose arrows
Replies: 32
Views: 8001

westminster arrow

To the best of my knowledge They could not determine and decided it was a 50% chance of silk or linen and as they believed silk was too expensive they went with linen
Hence the common use of linen today
by fezbat
Sun Feb 15, 2009 4:55 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Silk serving on Mary Rose arrows
Replies: 32
Views: 8001

Linen Thread

So how authentic is the use of Linen thread, are there any archeological finds to back its use up?
by fezbat
Thu Feb 12, 2009 8:44 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Silk serving on Mary Rose arrows
Replies: 32
Views: 8001

weapons of warre

well if you want the book heres where to get it!
http://www.oxbowbooks.com/bookinfo.cfm/ ... tion/Oxbow

I'm down for one
by fezbat
Thu Feb 12, 2009 4:08 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Silk serving on Mary Rose arrows
Replies: 32
Views: 8001

absolutely excellent,
Also I know the book hasn't been published but the archeological report has (with limited acces to accademics)
fezbat
by fezbat
Thu Feb 12, 2009 2:37 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Silk serving on Mary Rose arrows
Replies: 32
Views: 8001

Silk serving on Mary Rose arrows

In the instructions to make the english Warbow society livery arrow it catagorically states that all the Mary rose arrows were served with silk http://www.englishwarbow.com/ewbs_livery_arrow.html Am I correct in assuming that this information has come from this book? The Archaeology of the Mary Rose...
by fezbat
Sat Aug 02, 2008 7:41 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Archer's pick.
Replies: 20
Views: 5647

archers pick

I was given mine by a friend in the states(who made it), saying every archer should have one for looking for arrows in the long grass. it covers pretty much all the uses of a machete really and as such is a really useful weapon/tool! and no doubt was used as such. Also as it is under 2ft long it qua...
by fezbat
Sat Aug 02, 2008 3:30 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Archer's pick.
Replies: 20
Views: 5647

archers pick

bit of history and where to buy one
http://www.interknife.co.uk/shopping/archerspick.html
by fezbat
Thu May 29, 2008 12:12 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Lute Kit for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 2914

is that still for sale?