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Used for archery and for SCA purposes can be divided into two sorts:
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'''Arrows''' used for archery and for [[SCA]] purposes can be divided into two sorts:
"Sharps" which are used for target archery and, as such, have sharp metal tips or heads. The rules relating to target archery arrows are as follows:
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"Sharps" which are used for [[target archery]] and, as such, have sharp metal tips or heads. The rules relating to target archery arrows are as follows:
  
* All shafts shall be of wood or of bamboo-like materials.
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* All shafts shall be of [[wood]] or of [[bamboo]]-like materials.
 
* Both self and footed shafts are permitted.
 
* Both self and footed shafts are permitted.
 
* No broadheads or tips that cause excessive damage to the targets shall be used, except for special competitions using these heads with the permission of the Target Archery Marshal in Charge and the Kingdom Archery Marshal.
 
* No broadheads or tips that cause excessive damage to the targets shall be used, except for special competitions using these heads with the permission of the Target Archery Marshal in Charge and the Kingdom Archery Marshal.
* Fletched arrows and bolts shall use feathers or other pre-17th century material. Plastic vanes are not allowed.
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* Fletched arrows and bolts shall use feathers or other pre-[[17th century]] material. Plastic vanes are not allowed.
 
* Nocks for arrows, and caps, rings, or nocks for bolts may be of any material, provided they are securely attached.
 
* Nocks for arrows, and caps, rings, or nocks for bolts may be of any material, provided they are securely attached.
  
 
"Blunts" which are used solely for combat archery and are required to meet certain safety standards. These include the use of a rubber stop (a 'blunt') instead of a metal head on the arrow, and the shaft must be taped to prevent injuries from splinters should an arrow break in combat. The requirements for the use of arrows in combat include:
 
"Blunts" which are used solely for combat archery and are required to meet certain safety standards. These include the use of a rubber stop (a 'blunt') instead of a metal head on the arrow, and the shaft must be taped to prevent injuries from splinters should an arrow break in combat. The requirements for the use of arrows in combat include:
 
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* Arrows must have a blunt head, such as a Markland or... other SCA approved combat blunt. The blunt must have a finished diameter of at least 1 1/4 inches and must not be capable of being forced through the one-inch opening of the bars of a combat-legal [[helm]]
 
* Padding on the face of a blunt which has compacted under use to less than a half- inch in thickness must be replaced.
 
* Padding on the face of a blunt which has compacted under use to less than a half- inch in thickness must be replaced.
 
* Only wood or solid fiberglass shafted arrows are permitted. Shafts should have a minimum diameter of 1/4 inch for fiberglass or 5/16 inch for wood.
 
* Only wood or solid fiberglass shafted arrows are permitted. Shafts should have a minimum diameter of 1/4 inch for fiberglass or 5/16 inch for wood.
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* Similarly, if the archer takes a hit to the quiver and the quiver is a soft quiver (ie not made of rigid amterials) then *all* the arrows in that quiver are considered "dead" until they are rechecked at the arrow-check
 
* Similarly, if the archer takes a hit to the quiver and the quiver is a soft quiver (ie not made of rigid amterials) then *all* the arrows in that quiver are considered "dead" until they are rechecked at the arrow-check
 
* All arrows shall be clearly marked for identification with the name of the user. For interkingdom wars the name of the kingdom shall be included as well to make it easier to locate the maker/owner of the arrows.
 
* All arrows shall be clearly marked for identification with the name of the user. For interkingdom wars the name of the kingdom shall be included as well to make it easier to locate the maker/owner of the arrows.
* Arrows may only be used as missiles launched from a bow. No arrows shall be used as hand-held thrusting weapons. Such use may be considered grounds for removing a fighter from the field and/or revoking his/her authorization.
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* Arrows may only be used as missiles launched from a bow. No arrows shall be used as hand-held thrusting weapons. Such use may be considered grounds for removing a [[fighter]] from the [[field]] and/or revoking his/her [[authorization]].
 
For further details check your copy of the SCA Missile Combat Rules.
 
For further details check your copy of the SCA Missile Combat Rules.

Revision as of 04:14, 25 June 2003