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http://www.woodlands.co.uk Woodlands archery, powerful bows and arrows. Long bows made from yew were used during the Hundred Years War. Neil Eddiford from Wolfshead Bowmen describes the properties that made yew suitable for the long bow, and how often English yew wasn't used at all. Other woods used for bows were ash and wych elm. He also looks at the arrows with fletchlings of goose feather, a bodkin point or a needle bodkin. These are serious weapons for medieval warfare, and Neil describes the range and penetration power these arrows could have.

Wolfshead Bowmen are a re-enactment group and Woodlands TV met up with them at the Weald Wood Fair at Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum.

Posted in: Skills, Tools ~ On: 17 January, 2011

110 comments so far

November 22, 2016

Maybe you Brits should brexit and come across the pond. Used to be immigration didn't require paperwork of the Leftist Regime of King Hussein, but the winds of change have arrived and we still welcome responsible freedom loving men and women who want to work instead of collecting off of some government teat supplied by confiscating the income of the people who earn their livings.

January 22, 2017

"horaaa"…. lol.. that got me laughing a bit 🙂

Ralph Livingston
January 22, 2017

Zack Zack how would you know?

January 23, 2017

lol what a fascinating turn of event & out of context replay..

Ralph Livingston
January 23, 2017

Zack Zack lol

Gav Lar
March 10, 2017

big thumbs up, great video

August 7, 2017

You do realize the Chi Dynasty fired bolts over half a mile
Hand held?

Robert Brunston
October 24, 2017

Thank you.

Sir Batman Caca
November 26, 2017

You are shooting the bow wrong, you are shooting it the accurate way, you suppose to shoot it overdraw

December 8, 2017

arrows ware the vain of armored units. there are special arrow heads to penerate plate even better. it is mostly the padding and mail that would stop the arrows. and the protections came from the combined layers. not just the plate lol.

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