i made these on my second visit to the chalk downlands.
Saturday, 31 July 2010
Thursday, 29 July 2010
Wednesday, 28 July 2010
Today most of my day was involved in the making of an arrow..I believe i take more time over one arrow than i do over a whole bow...The arrow represents an extension of myself,my will my intention...If myself falters then my arrow falters,so i must project myself into the arrow when making it..Then when the moment of letting it fly arrows i will be one with it..
i have been making what i call woodland arrows last season,these are arrows that require little range,more stalking and hiding is required and a quick snap shot,sometimes from the waist...
Ive encountered more and more field deer in my area,and testing the two flights over a three over distance ive found the two flight to waver more..so i decided to make some three flights to sit with the two in my quiver. Its always good to be versatile.
Tuesday, 27 July 2010
Monday, 26 July 2010
Got round to attaching a leather thong onto a sheath,..now i have a skinner to wear around my neck..i find this handy to use this way in the winter months,when wearing heavy clothing, a long jacket gets in the way of finding a small blade on a belt sheath,plus hoisting it all up to get to it causes heat to escape..
I also attached a small ferious rod onto the thong,so they go hand in hand,saves looking for it when needed..