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Date: 05/27/12 03:00 PM

35 Responses to How To Make Replica Medieval Arrows

  1. Profile photo of Squrlz4Sale
    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    May 27, 2012 at 12:45 pm
    Link: How To Make Replica Medieval Arrows - OK, you probably won`t ever need to. But it`s satisfying to watch this guy do it.
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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
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    May 27, 2012 at 3:54 pm
    All that work, and then you miss your shot :p
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    Crabes Male 30-39
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    May 27, 2012 at 4:07 pm
    too much work just for an arrow
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    LemonCurry Male 40-49
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    May 27, 2012 at 4:11 pm
    excellent, thorough handicraft. i`ll get back to him in 2060 when he has enough arrows to supply my army.
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    OddNumber Male 18-29
    201 posts
    May 27, 2012 at 4:25 pm
    need more ballista bolts
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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
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    May 27, 2012 at 4:50 pm
    `too much work just for an arrow`

    Imagine doing that before they had power tools.
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    RecycleElf Male 18-29
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    May 27, 2012 at 5:24 pm
    imagine the workshops and amount of labourers that was needed in order to fill in orders for whole armies. must have a really dull job
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    Thdot Male 30-39
    658 posts
    May 27, 2012 at 5:30 pm
    medieval arrows, western music.

    this was not satisfying at all. iab fails me once again. at least there are some things I can count on.
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    lawndartsftw Male 40-49
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    May 27, 2012 at 5:38 pm
    Interesting. Good feature....
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
    3291 posts
    May 27, 2012 at 5:52 pm
    I wonder what he asks for each one? $5? $10? The labor alone has to be worth that much, if not more. Then you throw in the cost of materials, and what not.....
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    May 27, 2012 at 6:07 pm
    @Rick: Glad you (and a few others) found it interesting. I knew many would not, but figured they could take a pass on it if handcrafts and archery bore them.

    I`ve thought about buying some of this man`s arrows for a wall display, simply because those arrows are aesthetically pleasing. I`m guessing, but I doubt he`d sell them for less than $50 each, seeing as each one has a hand-forged point that costs him probably a good $25.
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
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    May 27, 2012 at 6:20 pm
    @Recycle: You make a really good point. Getting ready for war, a king could keep two or three villages busy for a year just making the arrows for the archers.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    May 27, 2012 at 6:54 pm
    @Recycle: You make a really good point. Getting ready for war, a king could keep two or three villages busy for a year just making the arrows for the archers.

    Probably more. England often fielded thousands of archers per battle in those days and they started with a minumum of 60 arrows each. There was also a very organised resupply system in place because archers usually needed more than 60 arrows.

    There is an extant record of in excess of a million arrows being stored at one armoury in London. It`s probably not an exaggeration, since a single large English army would be firing hundreds of thousands of arrows per battle. Some could be recovered, but only some. You`d probably want a million for a war, if not more.

    It was mass production - RecycleElf is right to talk about dull work rather than the artisanry shown here.
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
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    May 27, 2012 at 6:59 pm
    @Angilion: Great info, thanks. =^.^=
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    Devlarski Male 18-29
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    May 27, 2012 at 7:17 pm
    Not even authentic. He`s supposed to be using heating and cooling to get the metal to fit on tight.
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    clockwork208 Male 30-39
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    May 27, 2012 at 7:44 pm
    Now everyone is a fletching expert.
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    Whitemn Male 18-29
    155 posts
    May 27, 2012 at 8:58 pm
    @Devlarski:

    They are replica not authentic
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    MrTwidget Male 30-39
    795 posts
    May 27, 2012 at 9:00 pm
    @clockwork208 LOL, ick.
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    May 27, 2012 at 9:14 pm
    Interesting bit of trivia about arrow-making (aka, fletching) I just found on Wikipedia:

    Whenever natural fletching is used, the feathers on any one arrow must come from the same side of the bird. The slight twist in natural feathers then makes the arrow rotate in flight, which increases accuracy.
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    Scuzoid Male 30-39
    1268 posts
    May 27, 2012 at 9:46 pm
    I like a lot of Korean movies. This reminded me of War of Arrows. I found how innovative people could be with "simple" bows and arrows entertaining.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    May 27, 2012 at 10:31 pm
    I instantly thought on this, after reading the conversation of how much he would charge for these....

    "Not the archers. My scouts tell me their archers are miles away and no threat to us. Arrows cost money. Use up the Irish. The dead cost nothing."

    WHAT MOVIE! ;)
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    Listypoos Male 40-49
    3069 posts
    May 28, 2012 at 2:23 am
    To me this is interesting.

    However, to my g/f this is very much like when I watch `how it`s made` on discovery channel.... e.g.

    "what the drat is this?"

    `how it`s made`...it`s really cool, they show you how stuff is made.

    `but why`d you want to know how they make a fireman`s helmet for?`

    so then i know it...

    `erm....i don`t get it... this is poo. There`s zero chance of you ever having to make one`

    No, but I know how it`s done now.

    `no...still don`t get it. I`m going round to my mum`s.`
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    Ajikan Male 18-29
    1526 posts
    May 28, 2012 at 3:44 am
    Listypoos
    Some people find ignorance to be comfortable.
    Not calling your girlfriend an ignoramus, but her attitude towards you wanting to know things is kinda sad.

    I know how to cook meth, haven`t done it. But I know how. I bet meth could be used as a deadly weapon, tho not as quick as an arrow to the head.
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    frenchroast Male 30-39
    446 posts
    May 28, 2012 at 5:00 am
    @Listipoos
    I agree with Ajikan. You find this video interesting because you are an interesting person. Surround yourself with the like-minded.
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    neosophist Male 18-29
    138 posts
    May 28, 2012 at 6:06 am
    @auburnjunky

    Braveheart if I remember correctly. It`s been a couple years though.
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    LemonCurry Male 40-49
    1106 posts
    May 28, 2012 at 6:08 am
    speaking of stoic dedication, whoever liked that video might also like the following (a documentary on making tea brushes for the japanese tea ceremony, jump to 3:40 for some `action`. quite a job splitting bamboo all day!)

    Making tea brushes (chasen)
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 28, 2012 at 6:17 am

    But what`s the point? {no pun intended}
    I don`t think arrows can kill a zombie so why spend all that time?
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    LemonCurry Male 40-49
    1106 posts
    May 28, 2012 at 7:01 am
    "I know how to cook meth, haven`t done it. But I know how. I bet meth could be used as a deadly weapon, tho not as quick as an arrow to the head."
    -------------------
    i know to make a very mean pea soup. it`ll blow you away, literally!
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
    3291 posts
    May 28, 2012 at 7:32 am
    This place sells something like this for about $12 an arrow.
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    blonc Male 30-39
    127 posts
    May 28, 2012 at 7:33 am
    True that Gerry, but they`ll work just fine on the cannibals that`ll be around after civilization crashes^^
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    bdowner60 Male 40-49
    593 posts
    May 28, 2012 at 8:08 am
    Good video , great music , the good , the bad and the ugly.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    May 28, 2012 at 9:03 am
    Gerry,

    A well placed arrow to the head will finish a zombie, and silently to boot. No gunshot to attract the others.

    Nice vid.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    May 28, 2012 at 8:49 pm
    Where in the hell do you get epoxy in 2 separate tubes anymore? The only thing I can find these days are those stupid double-barreled syringes that only put out resin OR hardener one at a time, and by the time you get approximately equal amounts of each, you have 20 times more than you need.
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    emmettyville Female 40-49
    4348 posts
    May 28, 2012 at 10:08 pm
    grinder? glue? f ucking bullpoo.
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    a103276 Male 18-29
    174 posts
    May 31, 2012 at 11:44 am
    "A well placed arrow to the head will finish a zombie, and silently to boot. No gunshot to attract the others."

    Good thinking. I want you on my team when the zombie apocalypse starts.

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