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 continually curiosity people; contention within the palms and implements of warfare is among the fascinations of nationwide festival. it really is for that reason an issue 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 alternative aboriginal tribes and countries of the area. And, as extra incentive to this examine, is the fast disappearance of archery as civilization advances.

In the next experiments a close attempt of the capturing caliber of a sequence of bows was once undertaken, and with it definite correlated experiments about the penetration of arrows. each one of these bows have been chosen from enormous quantities in ownership of the Museum of Anthropology of the college 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. actually, the best sleek flight shot—four hundred and fifty-nine yards—has lately been made by way of Ingo Simon at los angeles Tourque, France, with a Turkish composite bow suggested to be approximately 2 hundred years previous. Age raises the brittleness, resiliency, and casting strength of a wood bow as much as the purpose the place fragility renders it detrimental to shoot. In all our checks we broke simply bows: a specimen from the Yukon, and an Osage Indian bow. To insure that no own part of muscular weak point entered into the matter of the casting energy of those guns I had them shot by way of an previous and skilled archer, Mr. W. J. Compton, the most important guy and one acquainted with shoot the bow for greater than thirty years. I additionally used to be in a position to draw the most powerful of those bows, and myself checked up the results.

This illustrated vintage is prepared as follows:


Preliminary Considerations
Flight Shooting

Bows mainly From the collage of California
Jessop Bows
Bows From the yank Museum of normal History
Tartar Bows
Japanese Bows
Negrito Bow
Polynesian Bow
Replicas of historical Bows
An test on Bow Strings
Experimental facts on Bow Wood

Penetration of Arrows
Velocity of Arrows
Striking strength of Arrows
Characteristic good points of Arrows
Experiments in stress 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 historical past 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 collage Museum of Anthropology
Plate fifty six. quite a few Arrows
Plate fifty seven. Arrow Heads utilized in Penetration Tests
Plate fifty eight. historical Syrian Arrowheads
Plate fifty nine. Arrows Penetrating a Fir Board
Plate 60. cranium Pierced in the course of the Orbit through 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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