There are a number of specifications for 'historic' styles of arrow for competitive shooting. The longest established is the 'Standard Arrow' which was originally introduced by the British Long-Bow Society and requires 6 inch fletch. min 1/2 in high, approx 2in long horn insert. Bodkin or type 16 (small broadhead) and total weight of 52 grammes.
The later 'Livery Arrow', introduced by the English War Bow Society is based on the larger arrows found on the 'Mary Rose' is similar to the Standard arrow but with a total weight of 63.5 grammes. See the EWBS website for full specs.
Ash or poplar shafts are usually used -Sylvan archery can provide these arrows made up, or suitably barrelled shafts.
WITHOUT HEAD: Standard arrows are £17 each Livery arrows £18.50.
EXAMPLE WITH HEAD: Short type (Handforged) 10 add £6
See also 'Historic arrows'.
Top: long bodkin
Upper right:Westminster type
Right: 'Armour piercing' heavy bodkin
Left: bound fletchings aren't strictly necessary, but are traditional
ASH BLANKS for making your own arrows -these are shooting quality, selected square rods, 1/2 inch square (or more please ask): £10 for 6, plus p&p
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