Combat Bolts – Hammering it Home

A quick missive regarding bolt construction. I recently had an issue where I simply could not hammer the shaft in to the Fathead deep enough. It turns out the spec has changed from the Fathead, to the Fathead 2 (at the time of writing, provisionally approved). From Northstar: Please see the attached instructions.  If you would like to … Continue reading Combat Bolts – Hammering it Home

Making a Quiver – Combat Archery

Greeting friends, a question often asked, ‘what is a good quiver to use’, or, ‘how can you make one’? As with anything this can be a very big subject, but let’s go into some basics of not only construction, but of some of the use cases related to quivers as well. How many bolts do you … Continue reading Making a Quiver – Combat Archery

Order Inclusions – The Case for Sharing a Seat at the Table

Friends it is the case that many groups work in a vacuum. That may for technical, safety, or any number of reasons. However decisions have been made in the past about how well some things do fit together, or whether they fit together ‘well enough’. Take the case of the Laurel. Arts can, and do, vary … Continue reading Order Inclusions – The Case for Sharing a Seat at the Table

Youth Combat Archery – It Should Be a Thing!

There have been several discussions over the years regarding youth combat archery, and though I have not been privy to them all, I have engaged in a few. As the Score Keeper for the IKCAC it has become more of an issue lately as youth who wish to participate must use ‘adult’ equipment. We have … Continue reading Youth Combat Archery – It Should Be a Thing!