ARCH - A Question

Khailil The Sarclander wayneman at
Fri Apr 27 10:36:30 PDT 2001

   I do not dispute that there is a safety issue.  And yes, you are correct
in the tone of my E-mails.  I personally would never want to cause undo harm
to anyone.  I just believe more research could of been done, before this
very costly provision came down to the populace.  Other alternatives could
have been explored.   I just feel the most inefective resolution was
choosen.  One alternative idea is replacing the knock feather with a piece
of tubing large enough not to penatrate the faceplate of the helm. Was this
considered?  I don't know.  This would inhibit arrow flight as much as the

    I have been to many events and and more offtend someone breaks a thumb.
No changes have been made because of this, but it is far more command than a
eye injury.   Of course I would trade a busted thumb for an Eye injury any
day. That is not the point I am trying to make.

   It just the powers at large more quickly and swiftly on this subject.  No
vote, No alternative.


Khailil ibn cassiam ibn Habibi Al hammar.
Kight's marshall, Bjornsborg.
Squire to Sir Emrys of Shaunnon

----- Original Message -----
From: <ironwyrm at>
To: <ansteorra-archery at>
Sent: Friday, April 27, 2001 2:01 AM
Subject: Re: ARCH - A Question

> Good Lord Khailil,
> I can't help but notice the tone of your e-mails and do request that you
> and our fellow combat archers do carefully consider what we all are
> arguing for.  I also went thru the same disbelief, anger, and despair of
> the ruling, but after considering that this is a safety measure to
> prevent the possible loss of an eye of one of our friends, I have come to
> look upon the ruling in a different perspective.
> Ask yourself, would you want to be the archer who fired the arrow that
> was involved in such an accident?  Even if you had followed all the
> rules, would that lessen the guilt you might feel at your arrow being the
> one that cost someone their sight?
> Yes the ruling will be a difficult one to comply with, and yes it will be
> costly, and yes it change combat archery as we know it.
> But I now see it as a small price to pay to prevent the loss of someone's
> sight, friend or foe.
> Just a little food for thought!
> In service,
> Ld. Wm. Ironwyrm
> Marshal of Archers Barony of the Steppes
> On Fri, 27 Apr 2001 10:10:28 -0500 "Khailil The Sarclander"
> <wayneman at> writes:
> >        Now that we have adopted these new missle requirments, are the
> > other
> > kingdoms following suit?  Will we be the only kingdom with the super
> > slow
> > arrows?
> >
> >        I was standing next to and witnessed one of the eye injuries
> > at Gulf
> > War.  The ANSTERORRAIN fighter was stuck in the eye by an fiberglass
> > crossbow bolt.  It had only two fleches and a baldar tip.  The bolt
> > had
> > struck his sword and wrapped around into his eyeslot.
> >
> >        So my other question is, which projectiles cause injuries?
> > Has any
> > testing been done on the bounce back potentail of different
> > projectiles?
> >
> >
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