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It consists of:
 
It consists of:
  
*a head that may be socketed or tanged (the latter particulary prevalent in [[Viking]] arrows)
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*a [[arrowhead|head]] that may be [[socket]]ed or [[tang]]ed (the latter particulary prevalent in [[Viking]] arrows)
  
*a shaft (or stele) that may be parallel, barrelled or tapered and for the most part, made of [[wood]].
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*a [[shaft]] (or stele) that may be parallel, barrelled or tapered and for the most part, made of [[wood]].
  
 
*flights or fletches that are bound along the length of the [[feather]]s and before and aft of the same
 
*flights or fletches that are bound along the length of the [[feather]]s and before and aft of the same
  
*a nock typically cut into the end of the shaft itself and sometimes set with a [[horn]] insert. Some Viking arrows have been found with fitted [[bronze]] nocks but these bare no resemblance to [[modern]] [[plastic]] nocks.
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*a [[nock]] typically cut into the end of the shaft itself and sometimes set with a [[horn]] insert. Some Viking arrows have been found with fitted [[bronze]] nocks but these bare no resemblance to [[modern]] [[plastic]] nocks.
  
 
The heads can be of many different types. They may be barbed for hunting, bodkins for penetrating some forms of [[armour]] or broadheads for cutting others.
 
The heads can be of many different types. They may be barbed for hunting, bodkins for penetrating some forms of [[armour]] or broadheads for cutting others.
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====Target Archery====
 
====Target Archery====
 
[[image:arrows.jpg|right|200px|thumb|Replica Arrows.]]
 
[[image:arrows.jpg|right|200px|thumb|Replica Arrows.]]
[[archery|Target archery]] is done with modern field, target or bullet points. These are used due to the damage done to targets by broadheads, but at specified times broadheads will be used. Shafts are generally accepted to be of [[wood]], fletched with [[feathers]]. Plastic nocks are tolerated for target archery by many groups but self nocks, with or without horn inserts (for the appropriate time frame) are preferred.
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[[archery|Target archery]] is done with modern field, target or bullet points. These are used due to the damage done to targets by broadheads, but at specified times broadheads will be used. Shafts are generally accepted to be of [[wood]], fletched with [[feather]]s. Plastic [[nocks]] are tolerated for target archery by many groups but [[nock|self nocks]], with or without [[horn]] inserts (for the appropriate time frame) are preferred.
  
 
====Display Arrows====
 
====Display Arrows====
'''Display arrows''' despite their name are not soley for display, They are also used for testing arrow penetration and target archery as well as being used for display. In general they use forged heads on wooden shafts, feather fletches (often cut from natural feathers), bound with [[linen]] thread and have appropriate nocks.
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'''Display arrows''' despite their name are not soley for display, They are also used for testing arrow penetration and target archery as well as being used for display. In general they use forged heads on [[wood]]en [[shaft]]s, [[feather]] fletches (often cut from natural feathers), bound with [[linen]] thread and have appropriate [[nock]]s.
  
 
====Combat Archery====
 
====Combat Archery====
'''Combat archery blunts''' are used for [[combat archery]]. They use rubber blunts (HTM and Riverhaven MKII style being preferred), on wooden shafts of 11/32nds of an inch diameter and having no greater than 28 inch draw fromthe back of the blunt to the nocking point. The end of the shaft which will be inserted into the rubber blunt shall have it's end rounded and it is recommended that shafts be taped with Scotch 898, or equivalent, fibreglass tape from the base of the fletching to the tip of the shaft.  
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'''Combat archery blunts''' are used for [[combat archery]]. They use rubber blunts (HTM and Riverhaven MKII style being preferred), on [[wood]]en [[shaft]]s of 11/32nds of an inch diameter and having no greater than 28 inch draw from the back of the blunt to the nocking point. The end of the shaft which will be inserted into the rubber blunt shall have it's end rounded and it is recommended that shafts be taped with Scotch 898, or equivalent, fibreglass tape from the base of the [[feather|fletching]] to the tip of the [[shaft]].  
  
 
====Archery in Combat====
 
====Archery in Combat====
Archery in Combat differs from combat archery in that it is only done in set volleys at the beginning of combat and does not require the same standard of protection for the receivers of the missiles. *Wooden arrows up to 28 inches from the back of the blunt to the nocking point, and at least three flights
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Archery in Combat differs from combat archery in that it is only done in set volleys at the beginning of combat and does not require the same standard of protection for the receivers of the missiles. *[[Wood]]en arrows up to 28 inches from the back of the blunt to the [[nock]]ing point, and at least three [[feather|flight]]s
*Shafts should be regularly oiled to reduce the risk of shattering. *Nocks should be carved from horn or into the wood. (Plastic is currently tolerated, but is not desirable and may be refused in future).  
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*[[Shaft]]s should be regularly oiled to reduce the risk of shattering.  
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*[[Nock]]s should be carved into the [[wood]]. [[Horn]] inserts into the nock are acceptable. (Plastic is currently tolerated, but is not desirable and may be refused in future).  
 
*Only genuine rubber archery blunts of an approved type (HTM and Riverhaven MKII) are to be used.
 
*Only genuine rubber archery blunts of an approved type (HTM and Riverhaven MKII) are to be used.
 
   
 
   
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====Combat Blunts====
 
====Combat Blunts====
 
These are used in volleys at the beginning of a battle.
 
These are used in volleys at the beginning of a battle.
*Wooden arrows up to 28 inches from the back of the blunt to the nocking point, and at least three flights with a total length of not less than 18inches leather feathers on the arrows used in that event.
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*[[Wood]]en arrows up to 28 inches from the back of the blunt to the [[nock]]ing point, and at least three flights with a total length of not less than 18 inches
*Shafts should be regularly oiled to reduce the risk of shattering. Nocks should be carved from horn or into the wood.
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''NB: Hastings 2006 is requiring full length [[feather]]s on the arrows used in that event.''
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*[[Shaft]]s should be regularly oiled to reduce the risk of shattering. [[Nock]]s should be carved from [[horn]] or into the [[wood]].
 
*Only genuine rubber archery blunts of an approved type are to be used.
 
*Only genuine rubber archery blunts of an approved type are to be used.
  
 
====Living History Arrows====
 
====Living History Arrows====
 
====Display Arrows====
 
====Display Arrows====
'''Display arrows''' despite their name are not soley for display, They are also used for testing arrow penetration and target archery as well as being used for display. In general they use forged heads on wooden shafts, feather fletches (often cut from natural feathers), bound with [[linen]] thread and feature appropriate nocks.
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'''Display arrows''' despite their name are not soley for display, They are also used for testing arrow penetration and target archery as well as being used for display. In general they use forged [[arrowhead|head]]s on [[wood]]en [[shaft]]s, [[feather]] fletches (often cut from natural feathers), bound with [[linen]] thread and feature appropriate [[nock]]s.
  
 
==External Links==
 
==External Links==

Revision as of 16:55, 16 March 2006