« Lucasi Cue – LZ2004NB [NEW] N gauge train die cast scale model No.48 C-62 steam locomotive » 3 thoughts on “The Theory and Practice of Archery” 2 of 2 people found the following review helpful A treasure of history and technique, March 28, 2014 By Michael J. Edelman (Huntington Woods, MI USA) – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: The Theory and Practice of Archery (Kindle Edition) Horace Ford was one of the great archers of all time, and this volume is one of the real classics in the modern history of archery. The British have a tremendous legacy of archery; it was Henry V’s English and Welsh longbowmen who turned the tide at Agincourt, one of the great turning points in British history, and the pivotal battle of the Hundred Year’s War. Because of that history, Archery has been continuously popular in the UK for centuries, while here in the US it was a lost art until its resurgence the 1930s. The archery of Ford’s day was very different from the high-tech archery of most modern archers, but those who use longbows and cedar shafts and shoot bare bow- a group I belong to- will find Ford’s description of gear and technique familiar to them. Yew longbows, footed arrows, self nocks- all familiar to today’s primitive and traditional archers. Calling this outdated (as some do) misses the point- it’s sort of like calling DaVInci’s notebooks outdated. This book is not only a fantastic glimpse into the history of our sport, it’s a treasure trove of useful information for those who enjoy traditional archery. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 2 of 2 people found the following review helpful If you are an instinctive shooter this is a must read!, November 14, 2013 By Steve – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: The Theory and Practice of Archery (Kindle Edition) I am an avid “instinctive” traditional archer and this book will provide great insight into the “inner” workings of this style of shooting. I highly recommend for both beginner and advanced archers 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful For Renaissance Fair enthusiasts, and for authors wanting historical accuracy in their historical or fantasy works, November 19, 2014 By AJ – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: The Theory and Practice of Archery (Kindle Edition) This book was written in 15850, and revised in 1887. It is encyclopedic – good for Renaissance Fair enthusiasts, authors wanting historical accuracy in their historical or fantasy works. Might be helpful for survivalists. It is written at about the 6th grade level, and would be a good choice for an English class or homeschool education. The chapters are:1 Of the English Long Bow2 how to choose a bow, and how to use and preserve it when chosen3 of the arrow4 of the string, bracer, and shooting-glove5 of the grease-box, tassel, belt, etc.6 of bracing, or stringing, and nocking7 of Aschams’ five points, position standing, etc.8 drawing9 aiming10 of holding and loosing11 of distance shooting, and different rounds12 archery societies, ‘records’, etc.13 the public archery meeting and the double York and other rounds14 club shooting and private practice 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply Leave a comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.