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Archery

Archery History
Archery

Archery History

Here is a cool YouTube channel you can go to for updates on the latest archery events worldwide. In today's post, we're sharing some history with you from the World Archery Channel.
Which armguard is right for you?
Archery, Leathercraft

Which armguard is right for you?

Armguards, also known as bracers, come in a variety of materials and styles. The English tend to fancy the Robin Hood lace style with their traditional look. I also quite like the look of metal warlord rings which can also adorn a bracer. Practically speaking, though, a simple unadorned bracer with elastic cord is the best for day to day use, and that’s what I wear most often. Elastic cord with beads and loops for easy on and off An armguard or bracer can be of leather, nylon or plastic. The bracer is worn on the extended arm holding the bow. Wearing a bracer is a must because of its protection once you fasten it into place. In a pinch, should you forget or lose your bracer, you could even use a large paper cup from a fast-food soft-drink. Whatever you do, you must wear someth...
Which Type of Quiver is Best for You?
Archery, Tech

Which Type of Quiver is Best for You?

Now that you've taken the quiz - let's shoot for more accuracy. Perhaps, you want to match your quiver to a certain historical period, or maybe to the style of clothing you like to wear, or even to the color and style of your bow. Selection of the quiver can be as personal as your selection of a bow. Then you may wonder about how many arrows should be in your quiver. Do you hunt or target shoot? Should you have more than one type of quiver? What to do? I recommend starting inexpensively until you figure out what works best for your style. My first quiver was made of nylon, and I modified it myself often, from hip to side to back, attaching and detaching nylon straps. Once I knew what I liked as far as shooting style, I spent the big bucks on a nice leather quiver that performed ...
Definitions
Archery, Learning

Definitions

ARROW REST. In the center of the bow, this is a little shelf where the arrow sits so it does not scrape along your hand when you release. On a takedown bow, this arrow rest is in the middle of the riser. BACK. This is counter to logic – but it’s the flat side of the bow that faces the target, away from the string. BELLY. The flat side of the bow that faces you when you draw, on the same side as the string, and closest to your own belly. BOW SIGHT. Typically found on competition bows, takedown bows, and compound bows. It is an attachment to the middle of the riser which allows you to aim more accurately, as you would if using a rifle. It is used in conjunction with a small tube-piece on the string to line up the target center. BRACE HEIGHT. When the bow is strung, this is the d...
About Us
Archery

About Us

When I started doing traditional archery, it seemed natural to want to make my own accessories in leather. The finger tab was easiest, just a finger hole in a scrap of leather. Then came the bow stringer requiring the addition of some para-cord. Finally a more complicated project involving stitching – the string keeper, and my acquisition of real leathercrafting tools. So this website was born, dedicated to both archery and leathercraft.Thanks for visiting! – Mike How We Finance This Website We offer our own products, those from companies who advertise, and products on which we receive affiliate commissions. We keep our reviews and descriptions factual, and we avoid bias. Any of our own products comes with a satisfaction guarantee, and you are always welcome to offer your own revie...
Longbow and Flatbow
Archery, Learning

Longbow and Flatbow

What's the difference? The longbow and the flat bow were used since ancient times. They date from the Paleolithic era and they are most well known as the bows used by Native Americans and Medieval English archers. The first book written about archery in the English language was published in 1545, and dedicated to King Henry VIII. Both longbow and flat bow are simple straight pieces of wood bent only by the string. Longbow photo used with permission by Bigstock Photo The longbow shaft is a single piece of wood, straight, without a curved top and bottom. It is half round in shape when seen in profile, or D-shaped if you were look at a cross section of the wood. Because of this roundness, only the limbs bend, while the center section of the bow remains more or less straight. Cert...