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Offline WillS

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Re: Viking arrows (Nydam replicas)
« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2017, 02:10:49 pm »
Thanks for the comments folks!

To those asking about the weights I'm honestly not sure, as these were designed to be pure replicas and whatever weight they came out was the weight they stayed!   I can tell you that a very similar arrow based on English medieval military arrows would be around 60g, using the same shaft, same amount of fletching compound and a similar weight head.

The carvings are probably just makers marks but there's no reason why they couldn't have been runes - symbolic runes were in use waaaaaay before this period!

Archeryrob - I didn't document much of the forging as it's not something I think about much, I just get on with them.  If there's anything specific I can help with or provide info on let me know and I'd be glad to help where I can!

Offline OTDEAN

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Re: Viking arrows (Nydam replicas)
« Reply #16 on: November 27, 2017, 01:05:54 pm »
The Nydam arrows actually pre-date the bow Wills spoke of in the original post by a century or two, the nydam arrows are from the migration period and the bow is later.

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Re: Viking arrows (Nydam replicas)
« Reply #17 on: November 27, 2017, 04:46:09 pm »
Those piles are spot on

Offline mullet

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Re: Viking arrows (Nydam replicas)
« Reply #18 on: November 30, 2017, 01:33:27 pm »
Wow! Everything about those, Will should be in a Museum. Amazing craftsmanship.
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Re: Viking arrows (Nydam replicas)
« Reply #19 on: November 30, 2017, 05:19:48 pm »
absolutely beautiful craftsmanship!! :OK :OK

Offline uwe

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Re: Viking arrows (Nydam replicas)
« Reply #20 on: December 02, 2017, 02:56:30 am »
Good job done! Nydam is only 20 or 30km away from Haithabu, which lies near Schleswig in Schleswig- Holstein, near the danish border.
The Nydam items are about 250- 300 years earlier as well as the Nydam boat, which is to be rowed. The weapons and the ship were given to the gods of the Angeln, a saxonian tribe. The swords were bent.
The distance from where I live is about 100km to Haithabu .
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Offline GlisGlis

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Re: Viking arrows (Nydam replicas)
« Reply #21 on: December 02, 2017, 04:01:16 am »
Very nice arrows!

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Once all the arrows have had the feathers glued, they are bound tightly with hemp.  The compound is then reheated over a flame carefully until it melts and flows like liquid over the bindings, sealing everything in place very firmly.

How do you avoid burning the feathers?



Offline jeffp51

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Re: Viking arrows (Nydam replicas)
« Reply #24 on: December 07, 2017, 10:30:35 am »
danke sehr.  Das alles werde ich später lesen. . .

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Re: Viking arrows (Nydam replicas)
« Reply #25 on: December 08, 2017, 07:28:46 am »
 That sounds quite good Jeff! :)
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