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Arrows vs. Plate... a new test

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Tod, over at Tod's Workshop, got a bunch of people together to conduct a test of archery vs. Plate harness, specifically at the time of Agincourt. 

The players...

An archer who is using a 160 lb bow,

An armorer (sorry, armourer) that created a breastplate based upon a French original from 1390,

And an arrow smith and fletcher who created the arrowheads based on originals in the Museum of London, and the arrows based upon those from the Mary Rose.

Have fun!!

SDLeary

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1 hour ago, SDLeary said:

The players...

An archer who is using a 160 lb bow,

An armorer (sorry, armourer) that created a breastplate based upon a French original from 1390,

And an arrow smith and fletcher who created the arrowheads based on originals in the Museum of London, and the arrows based upon those from the Mary Rose.

Love the comment from Tormageddon:

 
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Tormageddon
Holy production values Batman!! Amazing top quality work!

 

 
 
Thank you, that was great!
 
 

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One of the most fascinating things I noted was the posture of the archer.  He isn't dainty, and there's no graceful, heroic lean backward into his rear foot, or the upright posture of a modern target archer (who use much lower pull).  He's leaning outward from his hips to wrangle control into that massive pull.  Really, really interesting.

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11 hours ago, Ian Absentia said:

One of the most fascinating things I noted was the posture of the archer.  He isn't dainty, and there's no graceful, heroic lean backward into his rear foot, or the upright posture of a modern target archer (who use much lower pull).  He's leaning outward from his hips to wrangle control into that massive pull.  Really, really interesting.

!i!

And that's with the bow that he can "pull all day". I wonder what his draw would look like with a 200lb monster.

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It occurs to me that perhaps he's actually just holding the bow away from his body so that the string doesn't take his face off or open an artery.  I dunno -- I've never drawn a bow anywhere near that pull.

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