Post by Frederic Lecomte on Oct 10, 2014 7:19:20 GMT
the exhibition in Nantes displays a strong bow (arc fort) from the Osaka castle museum that I have never seen before. It is a bow of an incredible section and size. I have no picture unfortunately but the piece is impressive. the diameter of the bow is at least twice the nomal one.
I wonder who saw such a bow before and if some of you tested one. When you look at it, it is difficult to imagine that somebody can bend it.
Post by Frederic Lecomte on Oct 11, 2014 14:05:54 GMT
Photo were allowed but i have not taken one of the bow as it would not illustrate the size of it. It is shown in the catalogue of the exhibition but again you can't really figure out the thickness of the piece.
Fabrice, thank you for the offer.
Actually I would like to know if the archery specialists of the forum have ever tested a bow like this one and if they know for which use it was made.
When I was first married I used to do archery and acquired a fairly modern kyudo bow. Getting a string on it was tricky and in the end I had to organised some guys at the archery club to help - one at each end and some sitting in the middle. Nobody in the club could draw the thing fully, but it wasn't a big war bow. Ian B