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    Covering the prod?

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    Post by jds6 Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:13 am

    Greetings all

    How period correct was it to cover the prod with leather, hemp or other material? The reason behind this question is that I have done so on my newest project.

    I used natural polished hemp twine.
    3 strands braided together, and tightly bounded around my metal prod. This resulted in a total of 126 ft of hemp twine to cover approx. 21 inches of prod. Took me a few hours to do, but pleased with the outcome. Any insight on this would be helpful.

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    Post by Geezer Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:55 am

    Covering steel prods was fairly common in period. I seem to recall a bow in the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna with a leather cover, painted with leaves, like a medieval camo-job. I've got a snapshot of that somewhere....
    Also, the bone-covered 'Fels-Colonna' bow in the Wallace Collection (London) is covered with gold-painted leather, decorated with big red chrysanthemums... okay, it's not really to my taste either, but yes, Virginia, there Are covered prods/laths in period bows.
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    Post by jds6 Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:06 am

    Thanks Geezer for the info. Would love to see that pic of the medieval camo-job! And for the chrysanthemums, sounds a little sissyfied to me

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    Post by stoneagebowyer Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:31 am

    Those little puff balls are kind of "sissyfied" too, and when you think about it, so are those elaborate floral and vine patterns and other devices you see on various types of weapons. I love the idea though of beautifying something deadly. The duality of it appeals to me.
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    Post by jds6 Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:44 am

    Well, I personally don't see the point of really beautifying something that is crafted for war. To me it's like putting pink panties on a gladiator ( ha,ha). Joking aside I do admire the craftmanship though!

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