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    Sticky: The quilting is critical. Vertical rows spaced...

    The quilting is critical. Vertical rows spaced closely together greatly improves its ability to resist arrows. The closer the rows, the more rigid the final product (take a look at modern kendo...
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    Sticky: Definitely. I used good quality tablecloth linen...

    Definitely. I used good quality tablecloth linen (the closest modern approximation to ancient linen I could find); quilted 16 layers together with vertical stitches that were about 2cm apart; and...
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    Sticky: I've noticed on impromptu tests that needle...

    I've noticed on impromptu tests that needle bodkins have more tendancy to bounce off layered textile defenses while broadheads are more likely to cut through.
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    Sticky: Please read the FAQs at the top of this forum:...

    Please read the FAQs at the top of this forum:
    http://forums.swordforum.com/showthread.php?t=41041
    They are a summary of years of threads both on SFI and other forums. They are by no means the...
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    Sticky: I think I have posted this before. It is a letter...

    I think I have posted this before. It is a letter from Dr Starley, crossposted from the Armour Archive.
    http://forums.armourarchive.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=38251&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=35...
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    Sticky: I don't think anyone disputes the effectiveness...

    I don't think anyone disputes the effectiveness of the warbow on the battlefield. Our contention is that the warbow's effectiveness had nothing to do with its ability to penetrate armour. It seems...
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    Sticky: It is a continuation of the old "arrows vs plate"...

    It is a continuation of the old "arrows vs plate" debate. IMO this is a valid place for it since all the other related threads are here.
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    Sticky: A great deal of fuss has been made over the fact...

    A great deal of fuss has been made over the fact that Mark Stretton was the archer who was used in this test. I would not even begin to criticise him when it comes to heavy English warbows. My...
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    Sticky: long bodkin: 71g; 46 m/s; 75J short bodkin: 70g;...

    long bodkin: 71g; 46 m/s; 75J
    short bodkin: 70g; 49.68m/s; 86J
    lozenge: 87g; 46m/s; 92J
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    Sticky: New Warbow testing publication

    The latest Arms and Armour Journal from the Royal Armouries has an article regarding some testing of warbows against plate.
    "A report of the findings of the Defence Academy warbow trials Part 1...
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