Archery for the Re-enactor 1066-1595, by Jonathan Davies

Archery for the Re-enactor 1066-1595, by Jonathan Davies

Booklet published by Stuart Press in 2002, 60 pages. A5 size booklet (N6815)

This booklet provides an account and guide of archery for the re-enactor, and includes main sections on:

How to shoot in the bow (including Standing, Nocking, Looking, Drawing, Holding, Aiming, Loosing, Follow through and Common Problems),
Equipment (including Buying a bow, Self-wood and laminated bows, Bow designs, Bow Details, A note on draw weight and cast, Making a bow, The Arrow, Arrow spine, Note on correct arrow length, Materials, Profiles, Arrowheads, Nocks, Note on correct nock to string fit, Fletchings, The string, Tuning the bow)
The Safe Conduct of shooting (including Basic Safety Rules, Conduct on the shooting line, Retrieving Arrows, Orders on the shooting line, Equipment Inspection, Dress, Range Safety, Range layouts, and Shooting blunts)
Archery Displays (including Range Safety, The capabilities of the archers, The capabilities of the bows, The audience, Possible Routines, The Butts, Shooting against a crossbow or arquebus, Drill, and Shoot and manoeuvre)

There are also additional sections on Costumes, the history of Archery (including Medieval archery tactics and Tudor Archery tactics), a Glossary, a Directory, and Illustrations.

The condition of the booklet is generally very good. The cover has one or two minor scuffs, but the staple spine is intact, and all pages are intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is a small price sticker on the rear side cover.