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    New Crossbow Quivers

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    New Crossbow Quivers

    Post by Lightly on Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:09 pm

    First topic message reminder :

    Hi folks;

    We now have new and improved quivers! We are using slightly thicker leather and wood, and putting a collar on them.

    I've been studying photos of old quivers and wanted to try something that was as authentic as possible, while still being able to be made inexpensively enough to be affordable. (Like our bows...)

    Tell me what you think, AND, if you have further suggestions!

    Thanks, and take care;

    Lightly

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/swifthoundbows/sets/72157626239512220/


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    Re: New Crossbow Quivers

    Post by testhero on Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:58 pm

    Lighty. Some of the wood and leather quarel box cases that Durer was fond of painting might be doable on a comercial basis.
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    Left hand/ strange place

    Post by Geezer on Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:33 am

    Lightly wrote:Also, Ivo, loving this drawing above!
    Interesting how correct the right hand holding the trigger and tiller appears, but.. the LEFT hand appears 'wrong' to me, too far back...
    Lightly

    Lightly: This shooting position, with right hand on tickler and left hand supporting the stock at the nut is fairly common in medieval art. I suspect the shooter has no bolt-clip, hence is holding the bolt in place at the nut. Almost all the bows from our shop use a metal or horn bolt-clip, hence we support the stock further forward. Geezer
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    Re: New Crossbow Quivers

    Post by mac on Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:23 am

    Geezer wrote:
    Lightly: This shooting position, with right hand on tickler and left hand supporting the stock at the nut is fairly common in medieval art. I suspect the shooter has no bolt-clip, hence is holding the bolt in place at the nut. Almost all the bows from our shop use a metal or horn bolt-clip, hence we support the stock further forward. Geezer

    Ditto. Do you see how the artist has shown his left thumb extended? We are supposed to imagine that it is over the nut, and holding down the butt of the bolt.

    I use this position when I shoot. It takes a bit of getting used to. Also, the tiller has to be quite thin and compact in the area of the nut, or you can't get enough of you hand around it. Thinness here is not a structural problem in a hook-spanned bow, because this area is not subject to any bending or compression loads during spanning.

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    Re: New Crossbow Quivers

    Post by testhero on Sun Apr 03, 2011 4:03 pm

    Mac thanks for the explanation on hook spanned bows. I have wondered why Some tillers are slender to the point of looking fragile.

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