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Jerome Prusak





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PostPosted: Sun 31 Mar, 2013 7:22 pm    Post subject: Arrow, Bolt, and Dart (Blowgun) Quivers?         Reply with quote

How many Arrows, Bolts, or Darts (Blowgun) where commonly held in a quiver?

Maybe one or two dozen, or more depending on the situation/purpose (sport, hunting, or warfare)???
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PostPosted: Wed 03 Apr, 2013 1:57 am    Post subject: Arrow, Bolt, and Dart (Blowgun) Quivers?         Reply with quote

The truth is quivers are for keeping arrows, not bolts or blowgun darts.
It depends on how many arrows the archer carries in his quiver. Wink

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PostPosted: Wed 03 Apr, 2013 7:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Arrow, Bolt, and Dart (Blowgun) Quivers?         Reply with quote

Shahril Dzulkifli wrote:
The truth is quivers are for keeping arrows, not bolts or blowgun darts.



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Dan P




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PostPosted: Thu 04 Apr, 2013 5:38 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Eric, that blowgun quiver you posted looks exactly like the one my parents brought from SE Asia, except the cap on theirs is made of a larger bamboo segment. It holds about thirty darts.

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Jerome Prusak





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PostPosted: Sat 06 Apr, 2013 5:42 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Great, thanks for the information and pictures. This is exactly what I was looking for! Happy

Do modern crossbows use short arrows, instead of bolts?
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PostPosted: Wed 10 Apr, 2013 10:05 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

i think this is one of those things that varies so much that it is not possible to put a number on it.
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PostPosted: Fri 12 Apr, 2013 12:25 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I remember seeing in one of those doring kinderslay books, i think it was on pirates, and when they came to the barbary corsairs, they showed a javelin holder that had room for 3 javelins.
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PostPosted: Fri 12 Apr, 2013 1:28 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Crossbow quivers are genrally quite small, and crossbow bolts/war arrows quite wide. For civilian use, maybe half a dozen.
Quivers for bows are unpractival for extended wear, and are most common for horse archers or practice shooting.
The numbers of arrows varied with time and region.
In England, arrows where packed in sheafs of 24. In Scandinavia in a "tvylft" of 12. An archer was typicaly required to muster with 3 of these packs. (An english archer thus bringing twice the amount of arrows)
With each arrow half an inch wide, it stands to reason that these packs where very bulky, carrying them all at the same time would be rather awkward.

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PostPosted: Fri 12 Apr, 2013 1:42 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

"Eastern cavalry" usually had 20-30 arrows in an "hourglass" quiver, and around 15-20 in a flat Turkish style quiver. Of course it is just rough average.
Javelin (jarid) holders usually held 3 jarids.

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Jerome Prusak





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PostPosted: Tue 16 Apr, 2013 11:57 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I can't imagine anyone carrying more than 12 to 24 arrows. I guess it depends on the size of the arrow and/or quiver being utilized.

Where "sheafs" of arrows carried in large bags or crates into a battlefield?
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