Archery Through the Ages, Part 2

Months ago, I posted one article about the history of the longbow, and I mentioned knights pinned to their horses through their armor plate and stories of arrows going through four inches of oak.

Those feats were possible not only because of the power of those bows, between 120 to 180lb, but also because of the design of the points. The archers had at the time specialized points in their bows called Bodkin points.

This was the .50 cal. Barrett rifle of those times. These where their armor-piercing rounds at that time.

I was lucky  that one  SCA (Society of Creative Anachronism) member at the range, had a couple arrows with bodkin points that he let me photograph.
Stay safe.





About losangelesarchery

Alejandro is an Archery Instructor in LA. Coaches & Shoots at Rancho Park Archery Range.
This entry was posted in Archery, Archery Equipment, Arrow, Bow, Rancho Park Archery Range and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Archery Through the Ages, Part 2

  1. Robert Crawford says:

    WHY does NO ONE seem to realize that when printing on a white BG is switched from a good
    BLACK lettering to a reduced yellow or red, it becomes MUCH harder to read! At that point I simply
    become annoyed and move on! LESSENING contrast does NOT emphasize!!
    I’ve moved from your area to a retirement community in Woodland Hills and it’s too far to drive now to Rancho Park. Is there anyplace to shoot in the SF valley area.?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s