Historical replicas

Sheaf Arrow Replica

The EWBS-NZ Sheaf Arrow is a representation of a standard issue military battle shaft used throughout the Hundred Years War. A “sheaf” arrow as referred to in historical manuscripts and documents refers to one of 24 military battle shafts issued to an archer. A Sheaf refers to a bundle of 24 arrows.

The arrow is hefty battle shaft which had to be capable of piercing armour and impacting with concussive force at great distances.

The Sheaf arrow is made from ash with a hand forged Crécy head (a military bodkin found on the battlefield of Crécy, forged to a plate cutting shape). It is an interpretation of an arrow type that may have been one of the thousands shot at the battle of Crécy.


reference: http://www.canadianwarbowsociety.com


 Minimum weight 75g

A horn reinforced self nock must be used (reinforcement approximately 2” in length.) with a nock depth of around a ¼”. No further reinforcement with bindings is necessary but this may be advisable for safety and longevity.


A shaft of bob-tailed ash must be used.
Minimum shaft diameter at nock: 3/8”
Minimum shaft diameter at shoulder: ½”
Minimum Shaft length bottom of nock to shoulder 30 ½”

Fletchings must be cut in a triangular pattern with a trailing rear edge as nature intended.
The fletchings must be bound with red silk
Minimum length 7 1/2”
Minimum height 5/8”

A hand forged Crecy style head must be used.


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