University of Atlantia

Course Detail

Finding and processing natural materials for making period arrows

Instructor:
Eirik Gr√°lokkr


Instructor's Kingdom: Atlantia, Time Zone: EST
University Session:
UA108-9/18 September 18, 2021
Crs #:
403
Date:
Sat Sep 18
Time:
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Fee:
Length:
1 hr
Credits:
1
Attendees:
23/98
Room:
Butts
Course Category:
Forestry/Woodcraft
Track:
Agriculture-Forestry
Description
Everything one needs to make period arrows can be found growing somewhere in Atlantia, but it helps to know what to look for. In this class I will combine Forestry and Archery with a focus on bamboo/cane and coppiced wood as materials for arrow shafts, and wild turkey feathers as fletching. I'll show examples of these materials, then demonstrate how to process and straighten shafts and how to peel, apply, and trim feathers. Time permitting, I'll also share some different ways to construct nocks and talk about making metal or bone points.