A bowyer talks about authentic longbows
Shot in Visby. I talk to Swedish bowyer Henrik Thurfjell about bows, asking stupid questions so that he sounds comparatively clever.
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He talks about wood, of hunting, of string, and of bear fat. Many people in the comments have suggested exotic meanings for the mark on the side of the yew bow. The comparatively mundane truth is that the symbol is a combination of the Norse runes for H and T - the bowyer's initials.
His Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/henrik.thurfjell
Thanks to Johan Käll for showing me round the re-enactors' camp.
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