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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

The Brit
May 11, 2016

+mpkunz6336 if I walked into town with my longbow and a set of arrows on my back I would be arrested. I am not making your point, archery is done on a range or at another specific location designed for archery, we aren't allowed to just wander around with strung bows ready to fire.

May 12, 2016

+The Brit You ARE making my point. You just changed the argument. If I walked through town with my pistol in hand, I would be arrested too. I practice at a range, in fact I OWN the range, I carry ONLY for self protection. But in Britain, you cannot own firearms. Your nanny-state ministry of sharp and pointy things monitors how many damn kitchen knives you own.

Aaron 117
May 23, 2016

+Brady Ramirez He's right. Bullet proof vest are made of interlocking fiber. Arrowheads cut through these fibers. Bullets can't. Ballistic shock versus cutting action

Ralph Livingston
June 29, 2016

This guy is fascinated with killing people.

Alan Thomas
July 2, 2016

Yeah! well I guess we don't have your NRA guys recommending we arm teachers and maybe pupils?…where the fuck is the turn off point! 7 years old perhaps?

July 3, 2016

Cite your reference please, a genuine NRA publication in which the NRA advocates arming 7 year old children on their way to school, not some nannymongering british tabloid rag.

Zack Zack
November 15, 2016

AZR NSMX1 you are correct.

Zack Zack
November 15, 2016

Kewl video!

Zack Zack
November 15, 2016

Ralph Livingston no he's not.

November 21, 2016

wait what? you cant carry firearms in public in GB? i guess they need some freedom … asap, so help them god. Hold tight fellas, 2nd amendment is on its way to save your arse!!!

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