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Next update: Archery — The Technical Side by Clarence Hickman


1 July 2021
  • Update for "Le Tir à l'Arc" by le Cte Albert de Bertier, V. Cordier, A. Guglielmini, 1900
    Section on contemporary archery (ca. 1900) around the world: Asia, Oceania, Africa, America and Europe.
  • Mise en jour pour "Le Tir à l'Arc" par le Cte Albert de Bertier, V. Cordier, A. Guglielmini, 1900
    Section sur L'Arc de nos Jours. Archerie contemporaine (ca. 1900) dans le monde, en Asie, Amerique, Océ, Afrique et Europe.
7 June 2021
  • New Book: "Wood for Archery" by the U.S. Forest Service, 1939.
    A somewhat peculiar booklet from a forestry point of view on wood types that can be used for the manufacture of bows and arrows. Various types of woord, such as yew, osage orange, lemonwood are discussed on their origins and suitability for archery equipment. This booklet was clearly not written by an archer, bowyer or arrowsmith, but still makes interesting reading. Includes a book list and a list of archery equipment manufacturers of that time, very familiar names can be found on this list.
5 May 2021
  • Update for "Le Tir à l'Arc" by le Cte Albert de Bertier, V. Cordier, A. Guglielmini, 1900
    Section on archery Companies in Belgium and, of course, France until the end of the 18th century. In French.
  • Mise en jour pour "Le Tir à l'Arc" par le Cte Albert de Bertier, V. Cordier, A. Guglielmini, 1900
    Section sur les Les Compagnies de l'Arc en France et en Belgique jusqu'a la fin du XVIIIe Siécle.
4 April 2021
  • Update for "Archery Tackle, How to Make and How to Use It." By Adolph Shane, E.E., 1936
    Chapter IV: How to make a bow. Selection of the bow stave, tools and materials.
    Making a man's bow: laying out the back, shaping the sides, tapering the belly, checking the center line, shaping the belly, making the self-nocks. Final steps in making the bow: using the tiller, weighing the bow, making the horn tips, making the handle grip and the finish coat.
3 March 2021
2 February 2021
1 January 2021
  • Update for "Archery Tackle, How to Make and How to Use It." By Adolph Shane, E.E., 1936
    Chapter III: Bow technology
    Classification of bows, the parts of a bow, cross-sectional shape of bow, curvature of the drawn bow, lengths and weights of bows, relation of bow length to bow strength, other factors affecting cast, mechanical properties of bow woods and the backing of soft wood bows.