How To Make Replica Medieval Arrows

Submitted by: Squrlz4Sale 4 years ago in Entertainment

OK, you probably won"t ever need to. But it"s satisfying to watch this guy do it.
There are 35 comments:
Male 174
"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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Female 4,359
grinder? glue? f ucking bullpoo.
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Male 15,832
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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Male 7,123
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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Male 593
Good video , great music , the good , the bad and the ugly.
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Male 127
True that Gerry, but they`ll work just fine on the cannibals that`ll be around after civilization crashes^^
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Male 3,322
This place sells something like this for about $12 an arrow.
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Male 1,104
"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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i know to make a very mean pea soup. it`ll blow you away, literally!
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Male 38,494

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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Male 1,104
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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Male 138
@auburnjunky

Braveheart if I remember correctly. It`s been a couple years though.
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Male 446
@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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Male 1,526
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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Male 3,147
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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Male 10,339
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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Male 1,268
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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Male 6,227
Interesting bit of trivia about arrow-making (aka, fletching) I just found on Wikipedia:

[quote]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.[/quote]
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Male 795
@clockwork208 LOL, ick.
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Male 155
@Devlarski:

They are replica not authentic
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Male 835
Now everyone is a fletching expert.
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Male 79
Not even authentic. He`s supposed to be using heating and cooling to get the metal to fit on tight.
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Male 6,227
@Angilion: Great info, thanks. =^.^=
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Male 12,365
[quote]@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.[/quote]

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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Male 6,227
@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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Male 6,227
@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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Male 3,322
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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Male 1,810
Interesting. Good feature....
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Male 658
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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Male 3,619
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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Male 3,445
`too much work just for an arrow`

Imagine doing that before they had power tools.
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Male 201
need more ballista bolts
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Male 1,104
excellent, thorough handicraft. i`ll get back to him in 2060 when he has enough arrows to supply my army.
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Male 1,284
too much work just for an arrow
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Male 3,894
All that work, and then you miss your shot :p
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Male 6,227
Link: How To Make Replica Medieval Arrows [Rate Link] - OK, you probably won`t ever need to. But it`s satisfying to watch this guy do it.
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