Robyn Hode – England, c 1450AD

An hundred shefe of arowes gode,
The hedys burneshed full bryght;

And every arowe an elle longe,
With pecok wel idyght,
Inocked all with whyte silver [or silk];
It was a semely syght.

A Gest of Robyn Hode, lines 523-8

The reconstruction has peacock feathers, white silk binding, a 50mm long cow horn cross nock and a needle bodkin head. This client required a dark arrowhead, so I heat treated this one to get bronze on the point and blue at the socket. Heads are normally supplied in bright steel on this range.


A Gest of Robyn Hode,

Strutt, J., Glig Gamena Angel Deod, Or, the Sports and Pastimes of the People of England – London, Bensley 1801


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