Tag: nydam

The Nydam Quiver – part 2

In part 1, I'd stopped just after splitting the turned quiver into two parts. From this point, it's just a matter of removing all the bits where arrows should go. I'm using a gouge, first with a mallet driving it along the grain, followed by hand propelling. I sneak up on the final thickness with … Continue reading The Nydam Quiver – part 2

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Supplementary myth: Eagle feathers eat all others

Supplementary myth: Eagle feathers eat all others

While I was gathering references for my recent peacock feather post, I found a reference to a Norse superstition to do with arrow making that I thought I'd share. Curiously, it's echoed by Turkish fletchers who also use eagle feathers.Here's the late 12th century quote from Saxo Germanicus first.Eagles' feathers joined to other feathers in … Continue reading Supplementary myth: Eagle feathers eat all others