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Offline smoke

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Re: Holmegaard, Muldbjerg and Nydam bows on display
« Reply #30 on: October 24, 2013, 09:23:53 am »
Great pictures!  Thanks for posting them.  Whitebeam, thanks for the video too - found that very interesting!

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« Reply #31 on: October 24, 2013, 10:12:35 am »
Thank you for posting these pictures. I always thought there was a little bit of design change in the modern replicated Holmgard bows. My friend, Claude was over there about 5 years ago to ship back some Danish Flint and took pictures of these same bows, but not as detailed as you did. He ended up being asked to do a Demostration knapping Danish Daggers and axes and I have the triangle stone point replica he made that was found stuck in a skull that is on display. Cool stuff, Thanks again.
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Re: Holmegaard, Muldbjerg and Nydam bows on display
« Reply #32 on: October 24, 2013, 11:48:55 am »
Wow!  Thanks for the pictures.  Those are fantastic!

If I may, could I ask for you to verify or obtain some dimensions?  I am very interested in the thicknesses at points B, C, and D.  It appears that the outer limb may be an "unbending" style or at least intentionally made stiffer.  The thicknesses may be affected by decay and missing wood but I just want to be sure.  I'm making reproductions of as many types of ancient European bows and I want to get them right.  And the fact that I have OCD when it comes to bows doesn't help either....  :o



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Re: Holmegaard, Muldbjerg and Nydam bows on display
« Reply #33 on: October 24, 2013, 01:19:50 pm »
Thanks for posting these.  Such a great reference.  This is one of those bows that got me into make bows.  I still want to make a replica :)

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« Reply #34 on: October 24, 2013, 04:22:16 pm »
Great to see pictures of these thanks.

Always maddens me that we dont have access to high resolution pictures of all important bow finds. MaryRose to Homlegaard and more? Would hope it is not due to some kind of "copyright" All of these are our heritage.

Offline toomanyknots

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Re: Holmegaard, Muldbjerg and Nydam bows on display
« Reply #35 on: October 24, 2013, 09:38:06 pm »
Wow, thank you for the pictures. It's always so amazing how well preserved these bows are. The holmegard always reminds me of so many hackberry flatbows I have made, it is just crazy.
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Re: Holmegaard, Muldbjerg and Nydam bows on display
« Reply #36 on: October 24, 2013, 10:48:32 pm »
There's an interesting discussion about these bows located here. 

http://paleoplanet69529.yuku.com/reply/204658/Holmgards-Are-They-All-the-Same#reply-204658

Some disagreement over the Møllegabet bow, it's either a children's bow or possibly not even a bow at all. 

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Re: Holmegaard, Muldbjerg and Nydam bows on display
« Reply #37 on: November 22, 2013, 06:38:46 pm »
Great topic
Well discussed and lots of new info.

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Re: Holmegaard, Muldbjerg and Nydam bows on display
« Reply #38 on: November 22, 2013, 07:06:47 pm »
A recently discovered Mollegebet style bow removes any doubt as to the identification as a bow.