Saxton T. Pope's A Study of Bows and Arrows PDF

By Saxton T. Pope

ISBN-10: 028266405X

ISBN-13: 9780282664053

ISBN-10: 1258097761

ISBN-13: 9781258097769

a competition of power among peoples will consistently curiosity humans; competition within the palms and implements of warfare is without doubt one of the fascinations of nationwide pageant. it truly is as a result a question of curiosity either to the anthropologist and the sensible archer to grasp what's the real casting caliber and energy of the simplest specimens of bows of other aboriginal tribes and countries of the area. And, as additional incentive to this research, is the fast disappearance of archery as civilization advances.

In the subsequent experiments an in depth try out of the capturing caliber of a chain of bows used to be undertaken, and with it sure correlated experiments in regards to the penetration of arrows. every one of these bows have been chosen from thousands in ownership of the Museum of Anthropology of the collage of California. they're the easiest preserved and most powerful specimens in that enormous assortment. In no example is it obvious that age has ended in deterioration of their energy. in truth, the best sleek flight shot—four hundred and fifty-nine yards—has lately been made via Ingo Simon at l. a. Tourque, France, with a Turkish composite bow mentioned to be approximately 200 years previous. Age raises the brittleness, resiliency, and casting strength of a wood bow as much as the purpose the place fragility renders it hazardous to shoot. In all our checks we broke basically bows: a specimen from the Yukon, and an Osage Indian bow. To insure that no own component of muscular weak point entered into the matter of the casting strength of those guns I had them shot by means of an previous and skilled archer, Mr. W. J. Compton, the most important guy and one conversant in shoot the bow for greater than thirty years. I additionally was once in a position to draw the most powerful of those bows, and myself checked up the results.

This illustrated vintage is geared up as follows:


Preliminary Considerations
Flight Shooting

Bows mainly From the college of California
Jessop Bows
Bows From the yank Museum of ordinary History
Tartar Bows
Japanese Bows
Negrito Bow
Polynesian Bow
Replicas of historical Bows
An test on Bow Strings
Experimental info on Bow Wood

Penetration of Arrows
Velocity of Arrows
Striking strength of Arrows
Characteristic positive aspects of Arrows
Experiments in pressure of Arrows
Arrow Feathers
Experiment in Arrow Rotation
Different Arrowheads and Their Penetration
Comparative Penetration of metal and Obsidian Heads
Penetration of the Bodkin Point
Penetration of searching Arrows
The Flight of Aboriginal Arrows
Comparison of Arrows
Comparison of Arrows and Bullets


Plate forty five. An previous portray of St. Sebastian
Plate forty six. Bows utilized in the Tests
Plate forty seven. Bows utilized in the Tests
Plate forty eight. Bows and Arrows From the Jessop Collection
Plate forty nine. American Museum of average background Bows
Plate 50. Tartar Bows
Plate fifty one. jap Archer and Bow
Plate fifty two. Negrito, Cliff-Dweller, and Wintun Bows and Arrows
Plate fifty three. Replicas of Turkish Composite and English Bows
Plate fifty four. Arrows utilized in Tests
Plate fifty five. Aboriginal Arrows within the college Museum of Anthropology
Plate fifty six. quite a few Arrows
Plate fifty seven. Arrow Heads utilized in Penetration Tests
Plate fifty eight. old Syrian Arrowheads
Plate fifty nine. Arrows Penetrating a Fir Board
Plate 60. cranium Pierced throughout the Orbit via an Arrow
Plate sixty one. Arrow Shot via a Coat of Mail
Plate sixty two. Penetration of Arrows
Plate sixty three. Penetration of Arrows
Plate sixty four. Penetration of Obsidian in Bone

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