Everyone need something to eat and I have no problem with hunting. I do not use magic for hunting. I use either my feral form or bow and arrow. I got them when I met my family. Warning - this article is mostly out-of-character. I am sorry for it but it is to have some details in it.
BowI was thinking about folding design but it is too much space for bow and quiver to have always with me. So I decided to keep it at home for time I need it. There are 3 main types of bows (ignoring crossbow):
Modern bow, easy to pull.
Very powerful, tips of the bow are curved forward.
Medieval design, as tall as archer.
Traditional Single-piece Black Recurve Bow. That means without special handle, sights or nocking point on bowstring.
ArrowsThere are 2 main things I have to consider:
- Head (Arrowhead)
- Feathers (Fletching)
Modern design, must be glued to the tip.
Old fashion design, tied to top of the arrow (V cut).
6 fletch arrowsor
flu-flu arrowbut I still want
normal3 fletch arrows. For colors, I want 2 black + 1 white combination. The white fletching is called
Index featherand is perpendicular to the bowstring. It is only logical I want wooden arrows (light color) with inbuilt wooden nock. I would recommend you to take a look at those arrows because I like their look.
SafetyDo not take functional bow and arrows to conventions (and other actions). Problem with arrows is with safety. You cannot have bow with based arrow (prepared for shooting) which will not shoot. You can have your bowstring very loose and not do any force on pulling it so it will not be able to shoot but it will still look dangerous (it may cause problems with security) and when taking arrow out, you will have to re-stretch your bowstring to not hang there. I think I saw some cosplayers to have the arrow glued in place to prove that it will not shoot (even with no force from bowstring).
QuiverThere are different positions for a quiver (position, pulling):
- Over shoulder
- From side (Horizontal)
- Hanging on belt
sub-quivers(each only for few arrows). It would hang on my back by leather strap. The quiver should also have small handle to store the bow.