Quarter-pound Arrow Weight: Minimum weight 1/4lb (113.4g)
Nock: A horn reinforced self-nock (reinforcement approximately 2”). A slot depth of around ¼” 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 1/2” Minimum shaft diameter at the nock 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 may be bound on but this is not required. Minimum length 7 1/2” Minimum height 5/8”
Head: A heavy hand forged plate-cutting bodkin must be used.
The EWBS Quarter Pound 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.
Arrow descriptions: Jeremy Spencer. Images: Hilary Greenland