The DWS Poitiers Arrow is a representation of a heavy military arrow used to penetrate armour. It is similar to those that were shot during the Hundred Years War.

Poitier Arrow Weight: Minimum weight 83.5 gNock: A horn reinforced self-nock (reinforcement at least 2”). A slot depth of around 1/4” is suggested The nock does not need to be further reinforced with bindings but this may be advisable for longevity and safety

Shaft: Any indigenous hard wood is acceptable but the denser woods like oak, ash or birch may be needed to make the weight. Either a torpedo or bob-tailed shaft profile is acceptable. Minimum shaft diameter at the shoulder ½” Minimum shaft diameter at the shoulder 3/8” Minimum shaft length (bottom of nock to shoulder) 30 ½”

Fletchings: Fletchings must be cut in a triangular pattern with a trailing rear edge as nature intended. The fletchings must be bound on. Minimum length 7 3/8” Minimum height 5/8”

Head: A hand forged swept broadhead must be used. I.e. Swept type 16, swept type 15.