English archer around 1346 Crécy
archer around 1346

Equipment - my interpretation

You can see a thick gambeson made of barchent filled with hemp. Under it a doublet of linen in brown is worn. The primary weapon used is an English longbow with 80 lb at 32 inches after Mary Rose. This has a tendon made of linen. The arrowheads are "Heavy Bodkin - Museum of London Type 9. The arrow bag is reinforced with willow rods and made of linen. The secondary weapon is a short sword with matching scabbard.

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