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Re: My other hobby

Postby SYN_Vorlander » Fri Nov 28, 2014 8:44 am

Herr Rumey,

Did Vikings use a bow?
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Re: My other hobby

Postby SYN_Bandy » Fri Nov 28, 2014 11:46 am

Why wouldn't they? Almost every culture on earth developed the bow, except for the Tasmanians AFAIK. Long story there... So in retrospect, isn't that a silly question V? :roll:

I believe the crossbow (but am sure I will myself be corrected :grin: ) was invented in China, but came into vogue in Europe more when heavy armor started being worn, and the poor grunt soldier needed something to take the knights down.
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Re: My other hobby

Postby SYN_Vorlander » Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:11 pm

Bandy,

The reason I asked Rumey is because is Sweden you are not allowed to use a bow to hunt in this day and age. I only see them sword fighting and not the Art of the Bow as Vikings.

The bow was never used in the continent of Australia not just Tasmania.
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Re: My other hobby

Postby SYN_Bandy » Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:16 pm

SYN_Vorlander wrote:Bandy,
The bow was never used in the continent of Australia not just Tasmania.


Ah, but you are wrong Vorlander, and here is proof...

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Yes :oops: the original Australians used the atlatl only, or spear thrower. I'm not up on my Aborigine material culture, shame on me for being an anthropologist. Took you long enough to call me on it though... :lol:
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Re: My other hobby

Postby SYN_Vorlander » Wed Jan 28, 2015 4:56 am

I'm trying something new in my life. Patience before I attack. Climb high into the sun and then kill you. It just took me a long time to find the sun.

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