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Old 12-30-2020, 12:58 PM
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Interesting thread, Leikela. Thank you for starting it!

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Old 12-30-2020, 03:25 PM
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You can thank Ainsley for dredging it up after 10 years.
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Old 01-12-2021, 05:52 AM
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The huntingseeker.com linen bowstrings of the time were far too valuable to be used as a carrying device.
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It makes sense that an unstrung bow would be carried on the back by a soldier who is marching everywhere. I'm sure they would have tied the bows to their pack, along with arrows, quiver, gear and possibles.

Bows probably werent strung until they were ready to shoot, then carried in the hand.
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Old 01-12-2021, 08:01 AM
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It makes sense that an unstrung bow would be carried on the back by a soldier who is marching everywhere. I'm sure they would have tied the bows to their pack, along with arrows, quiver, gear and possibles.

Bows probably werent strung until they were ready to shoot, then carried in the hand.
Well being that most historic bows would tend to take a set. Soldiers probably wouldnt carry them on their back unless they anticipating to use them imminently.



And yes this thread is ridiculously old.
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Old 01-12-2021, 08:26 AM
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but it's valid and current to the ones thinking on it & discussing it.
I find the differing views on how they might have carried bows on foot & on horseback a good read.
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Old 01-12-2021, 09:38 AM
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An oldy but a goodie for sure. I always find the history of archery and the way people did things back in the days of yore to be interesting. I could talk old time archery and history all day...tell me about the newest risers and my eyes glaze over pretty quick.
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