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The Reconstruction of Scythian Bows

TitleThe Reconstruction of Scythian Bows
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsGODEHARDT, E., J. JAWORSKI, P. PIEPER, and H. SCHELLENBERG
EditorMOLLOY, B.
Book TitleThe Cutting Edge: Studies in Ancient and Medieval Combat
CityStroud
PublisherTempus Publishing, Limited
Pages112-133
Publication LanguageEnglish
ISBN Number978-0752441696
Abstract

J. Whittaker: Composite bow info [poorly written] on manufacture and tests. Penetration studies using different points against Roman scutum shield (plywood construction with leather) and Persian shield (cane with leather): long oval points best, would break structure of shield after a few hits and cause wounds, bodkins next, 3-bladed did not penetrate well.

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