"Is Aragorn's Bow Medieval?"--[Video]

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"Is Aragorn's Bow Medieval?"--[Video]

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https://youtu.be/WcGW3_cDIKo

Obviously, the title reference is to the movie and not the cannon of text.

I still thought it was interesting enough to post.



As an aside, can somebody tell me why we can't embed youtube videos anymore? I don't believe that I am doing anything wrond.
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Thanks for sharing, I went and added a comment about two small complete finds from the early medieval period. I notice Iodo was there in the comments as well!
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Eofor wrote: Sun Aug 14, 2022 2:37 am Thanks for sharing, I went and added a comment about two small complete finds from the early medieval period. I notice Iodo was there in the comments as well!
If you could post links to these please?
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I'm surprised that I don't seem to have shared these in the past.

Apologies for the facebook link - https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 460&type=3
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Re: "Is Aragorn's Bow Medieval?"--[Video]

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Fantastic, thank you.

Interesting that both bows are around four feet long.
In my very old copy of Lofty Wiseman's "SAS Survival Manual" he talks about making an improvised hunting bow from a stave that measures from the hip to the opposite outstretched hand, which on an average man is about four feet.
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The size belies the strength, even visually they look rather puny but they hit quite hard.

And experience has shown they are far easier to carry and traverse heavy brush with.
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Small bows by their nature tend towards heavier draw weights...takes quite a puny looking bow to get down to the same weight as something 60+" long!
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Eofor wrote: Sun Aug 14, 2022 2:37 am Thanks for sharing, I went and added a comment about two small complete finds from the early medieval period. I notice Iodo was there in the comments as well!
Yep, it's a great video :P
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I’ve always been enamored with short bows like this, I’m just terrified of over-drawing them and having them fail spectacularly. That being said, I suppose having appropriately sized arrows negates that issue, I just don’t have any idea how to adjust things like the anchor point on a draw that short.
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