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'''Arrows''' 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.
 
* 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.
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* 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 [[feather]]s 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:
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"[[blunt arrows|Blunts]]" which are used solely for [[combat archery]] and are required to meet certain [[safety]] [[laws|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 blunt|Markland]]
 
* 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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* Metal points must be removed prior to mounting blunt points. The front end of the shaft must be flat, not pointed. The use of metal points or sharp shafts will be considered grounds for removing a fighter from the field and/or revoking his/her authorisation.
 
* Metal points must be removed prior to mounting blunt points. The front end of the shaft must be flat, not pointed. The use of metal points or sharp shafts will be considered grounds for removing a fighter from the field and/or revoking his/her authorisation.
 
* The shaft of the arrow shall be spirally or longitudinally wrapped with plastic tape... totally covering the surface from the front of the fletching to the tip of the shaft. The tape should be strong enough so that if the shaft should break, it will still be held together.
 
* The shaft of the arrow shall be spirally or longitudinally wrapped with plastic tape... totally covering the surface from the front of the fletching to the tip of the shaft. The tape should be strong enough so that if the shaft should break, it will still be held together.
* Wood or fiberglass shafted arrows shall be used only after inspection supervised by a marshal. Archers shall be responsible for re-checking the safety of all arrows at the time of use.
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* Wood or fiberglass shafted arrows shall be used only after [[inspection]] supervised by a [[marshal]]. [[Archer]]s shall be responsible for re-checking the safety of all arrows at the time of use.
* If an arrow is dropped on the field it is considered "dead" and *must* be rechecked at the arrow-check before re-use
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* If an arrow is dropped on the [[field]] it is considered "dead" and *must* be rechecked at the arrow-check before re-use
* 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
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* Similarly, if the archer takes a hit to the [[quiver]] and the quiver is a soft quiver (i.e. not made of rigid materials) 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.
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* All arrows shall be clearly marked for identification with the name of the user. For interkingdom [[war]]s 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 [[authorisation]].
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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 [[authorisation]].
For further details check your copy of the SCA Missile Combat Rules.
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For further details check your copy of the [[SCA]] [[Marshal's handbook|Missile Combat Rules]].

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