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EWBS Standard Arrow Specifications

Construction and specifications
written for the EWBS by Jeremy Spencer, Picture by kind permission from Hilary Greenland (reprinted here with permission)

The EWBS Standard Arrow is the oldest replica war arrow specification and was developed by Hugh Soar and Chris Boyton nearly 20 years ago. It was originally shot at some BL-BS events but we are now the proud custodians.

The arrow must have an identifying mark or initials of the archer.
Two will be shot
Minimum weight 802.5 grains (52g)

Standard Arrow

Nock:
A horn reinforced self-nock (reinforcement approximately 2”) must be used. A slot depth of around ¼" is suggested.

Shaft:
Ash is suggested to make the weight but not required.
Minimum shaft diameter at the shoulder 3/8”
Minimum Shaft length (bottom of nock to shoulder) 31 ½”

Fletchings:
Fletchings can be cut in a triangular or ‘shield’ pattern. The edge may be trailing as nature intended or cut at an angle of 90 degrees or less. The corner may be radiused. Turkey is acceptable.
The fletchings may be bound on but this is not required.
Minimum length 6”
Minimum height ¾”

Head:
Forged type 16 (for preference) or a bodkin.
Hand forging not essential.

The Canadian Warbow Society uses specifications with permission from the English Warbow Society (www.englishwarbowsociety.com).