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The English Longbow

Discussion in 'Archery' started by Shoto1, Feb 13, 2016.

  1. Shoto1

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    I have been considering taking this up for sometime, the focus and discipline element is appealing.

    Time for me to see what's out there and learn something new ;)


    This chap is very impressive and makes it look easy, but I'm sure it's not.

    As with anything in life ~ practice, practice & practice some more!

    http://youtu.be/EvKJcxa8x_g
     
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    Good luck with that Shoto. I got interested in the longbow when Robert Hardy had some progs on TV many years back. Since then I have read much about them and the battles of Crecy, Agincourt, and the not so well known but devastating battle of Poitiers.
    I recalled someone selling off some bows recently so did a search. You might want to PM 177 as it was his thread I saw:
    http://www.airgunforum.co.uk/forums...extremely-rare-opportunity?highlight=long+bow
    All best
    Dag
    ps Will you be putting a Robin Hood hat up for grabs? ;)
     
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    Thanks Dag, I will get in touch with 177 :up: (I recall that thread now).

    As for the hat ~ I will ask Matt if we can produce a camo knitted version of his world famous headgear :p

    I'm drawing inspiration from Sherwood Forest !

    [​IMG]
     
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    You will need a good piece of yew!!!!
     
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    Would you dress up like the bloke in the video to
     
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    Yes, I've got all the gear now ;)

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    OK come on then, who patented it first:rolleyes:, where's you proof;)
     
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    I have no proof I was just hoping you would believe me. Sounded good tho lol�
     
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    Didn't know English Archers used Wilkins Pellet pouches? :D
     
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    It dates back from the time of 'Ye Old FX Wildcat' a design thought lost, until it was recently discovered in Sweden of all places ~ who would have guessed! Lol :rolleyes:
     
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    And I bet you look cute in it:D
     
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