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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 used.

WITHOUT HEAD: Standard arrows are £18 each
'Livery' arrows -barrelled or bobtailed £20.00.
EXAMPLE WITH HEAD: Short type 10 (Handforged) add £8
See also 'Historic arrows'.

westminster arrowhead
war bodkin
long bodkin arrow head

Top: long bodkin

Upper right:Westminster type

Right: 'Armour piercing' heavy bodkin

Left: bound fletchings aren't strictly necessary, but are traditional

bound fletchings

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