Category: Ranger

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The first round of fights have started, here’s the English link

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Various stages of in “full kit”

I need a new mail shirt though because this one is about 18kg of all round riveted rings. Instead of having 4:1 solid.

Decided to put everything on because the on season is coming up and I need to see if I have to alter anything.

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Excited archery noises

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Started some arrows for tomorrow’s school demonstration.

I’ve already got 4 made up for armour piercing purposes, but I intend on making several that are just target points for regular shooting

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Thought I’d upload the actual video as well, quality is better than on YouTube

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Managed to take a video of me shooting today, needed to send it to the bowyer so he could see it in action.

Link to the video:

https://youtu.be/GB_816uNv9o

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Shot process form checks, figured I’d upload them here as people use them to help draw archers.

I need to keep my elbow higher on lock at the end of my draw, that way my shoulders take the majority of the weight as opposed to my arms.

I’m not the fittest, around the middle so yeah bit overweight, but that’s not the point here.

For those interested, bow is Hereby/Ballinderry style, made of Australian Pink Ash, and is 85#@30"

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Made it to full 30" tonight, now I’ve just got to work on consistently reaching that draw with an arrow on the string.

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When you’re re-reading the RA series, after spending years as a historical reenactor and things don’t start adding up.

Update on the gambeson, I forgot how tedious t…

Update on the gambeson, I forgot how tedious this shit is, like properly tedious.

However, the back is done, tomorrow I’ll stitch some of the front, then I can stitch the outer shell onto it before starting on making sleeves.