The Birth Of A Weapon - English longbow making

"This is a documentary movie uncovering making of a traditional English longbow from log to a shooting weapon."
(15 minutes) https://vimeo.com/176201581
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On Wed, 10 Aug 2016 13:25:24 +0000

need arrows too but there should be suitable scrap for that
feathers also
and proper sinews
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Join what??? What browser did you use to get that message?
Same vid, fullscreen: http://player.vimeo.com/video/176201581
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I use a downloader ("youtube-dl", which despite the name is much more general) rather than view in browser.
Elijah ------ for youtube use, expect to be updating "youtube-dl" frequently
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On 8/10/2016 7:25 AM, Spalted Walt wrote:

Except that the traditional English longbow was made from yew, not from what looked like ash. Graham
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The preferred material to make the longbow was yew, although ash, elm and other woods were also used.
Gerald of Wales (1146 - 1223) speaking of the bows used by the Welsh men of Gwent, says: "They are made neither of horn, ash nor yew, but of elm; ugly unfinished-looking weapons, but astonishingly stiff, large and strong, and equally capable of use for long or short shooting".
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On 8/10/2016 4:32 PM, Spalted Walt wrote:

Apparently, they imported a lot of yew from Italy. No international arms treaties then! Graham
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