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

Internalizing Your Art and Show and Tell!

When it comes to learning new things we all have methods. When it comes to music, its drilling it into my body over and over again until I can’t stand it any longer. I recently sorted all the songs in my playlist “SCA Songs to Learn” and was wondering: is 418 plays a lot? I added Rocky … Continue reading Internalizing Your Art and Show and Tell!

Reach Out and Touch Someone – Pole Arm Construction

As a combat archer, there are times when there simply isn’t any combat archery, or there are alternating scenarios, whatever the case may be… So I thought to myself, ‘Self, you should take up pole arm!’ Im no stranger to rattan having made made throwing daggers, and other things out of it. So I sought … Continue reading Reach Out and Touch Someone – Pole Arm Construction