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    Atlatl Help

    I need to educate myself on atlatl weights. Is there anyone out there who can help me with this?

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    No sorry, that's not what I'm looking for.

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    Entering atlatl weights into google search presents many pictures.

    Weights varied greatly by region (or maybe better put , by"school" of making , by the influence available. ,and time allowed to fashion them.

    The basics are , why a weight?
    Then , where to mount it?
    And of course , how to mount it.
    Answers vary...

    Here is a writing on the matter.
    I'm not saying it is the right or wrong tell all.
    And am certainly not saying it is the final say.
    Only some example.

    A search will help you build one. It is quite doable and not difficult to gain a more academic sense of their use and potential.
    We had the advantage of sampling a variety ,and handling others.
    Did not graduate to adding weights. But can imagine gaining some greater leverage/force of throw.
    A simple shortcut after adding more traditional fletching ( like you would a well built arrow/dart ) was tying a couple large feathers at each end of each feather to create the required drag.


    ATLATL WEIGHTS: Function and Classification. By William Perkins a.k.a. Atlatl Bob.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheperdess View Post
    No sorry, that's not what I'm looking for.
    LOL
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    The Archaic Bannerstone by David Lutz is a good book.

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    The Archaic Bannerstone by David Lutz is a good book.
    Sorry, that's not what she's looking for.
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    Sheperdess...can you be more specific? Are you looking for info on how to make them, or archeological theories on how they functioned, or their potential ceremonial significance? Anyhow, for all of y'all who just want to check out some beauty with very high-quality photography, the Fashion Institute of Technology (of all places!) created a gorgeous, all-bannerstone site: https://bannerstone.fitnyc.edu/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdog View Post
    Steeeeeeerrrrrrrrike, Tdog.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tomclark View Post
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    Nice piece, it looks like it was in continues use, judging from all the smoothing on the edges...what’s the guess on
    on the material.

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    Prof. Shellman

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    It's some kind of iron-rich sedimentary rock like limonite/hematite
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    Shepherdess believes she may have found a tie-on atl atl weight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quito View Post
    Shepherdess believes she may have found a tie-on atl atl weight.
    Could be. Pictures speak volumes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheperdess View Post
    No sorry, that's not what I'm looking for.
    Then please tell us what you are looking for.

    Thanks.
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