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by Simon Dakin
Fri Jun 25, 2010 1:24 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Girls, this one is for you!
Replies: 37
Views: 14083

Re: Girls, this one is for you!

can I ask is there evidence of what men did to avoid the fall-out from, umm, 'the accompanying hormonal imbalance'? :wasntme:
by Simon Dakin
Mon Sep 28, 2009 1:30 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: new group wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 1736

new group wanted

Hi I'm based in S.E. London with an interest in 13 / 14 c living history. I am an archer able to put on a reasonable show as an archer making arrows, bows, and general chat on the subject, with my own tent etc. Also able to organise and manage archery displays etc. Can anyone point me in the right d...
by Simon Dakin
Tue Sep 22, 2009 1:06 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Fletching in an authentic setting- a query
Replies: 100
Views: 27661

I understood a block of, say ash, was split to squarish shaft sizes and placed in an arrow-trough in a larger plank of wood and the corners planed off till the shaft was round. Bolck planes and spoke-shaves do not seem to have changed in shape for millennia.
by Simon Dakin
Mon Sep 21, 2009 1:54 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Fletching in an authentic setting- a query
Replies: 100
Views: 27661

Hello again. I appreciate being put right on the fearhers.

Does anyone make arrow shafts as part of their show? What tools do you use and how sucessful are you?
by Simon Dakin
Mon Sep 21, 2009 1:53 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Fletching in an authentic setting- a query
Replies: 100
Views: 27661

Hello again. I appreciate being put right on the fearhers. :shock:

Does anyone make arrow shafts as part of their show? What tools do you use and how sucessful are you?
by Simon Dakin
Fri Sep 11, 2009 1:06 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Archers
Replies: 62
Views: 11571

On a battlefield, wouldnt a company of archers, say about 20, be commanded by a captain or vintner? Wouldnt he in turn be commanded by someone fron the 'Lord' using something like a flag? Worked well in the film Bravehart (sorry to mention it). In reenactment battlefields, I think companies of arche...
by Simon Dakin
Thu Sep 10, 2009 5:33 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Fletching in an authentic setting- a query
Replies: 100
Views: 27661

Hi, my first post! - Hope it makes sense! 13,000 arrows is not 39000 feathers - you get 2 fletchings from a feather!. I think there is a reference to a text saying that archers did repair war arrow fletchings and that old parchment was used at times. I would have thought that all the stuff to supply...