What is a Scythian bow?

A Scythian bow was a composite bow made from wood horn sinew and glue. Although it was one of the earliest composite bow designs it was by far the most complex both in terms of cross-section and profile.19-Feb-2019

How do the Chinese bow?

In formal situations people bow slightly or nod politely to greet one another formally. The bow is from the shoulders and should be greater if the person you are greeting has a higher status than you. If seated the Chinese will stand up out of respect when they are introduced to someone.

What country invented the crossbow?

The earliest known crossbows were invented in the first millennium BC not later than the 7th century BC in ancient China not later than the 1st century AD in Greece (as the gastraphetes).

Why do Vikings cut the heads off horses?

It said that during an Icelandic Viking burial ceremony healthy horses would be killed by cutting their throats. The animals were believed to be in their prime and not buried because of old age or illness.05-Jan-2019

Did Vikings have dogs?

The Vikings kept dogs and cats as pets and both feature in Norse religious iconography and literature. The Norse also kept pet bears and birds such as the falcon hawk and the peacock.18-Jan-2019

What is a Viking AXE called?

The Dane axe is an early type of battle axe primarily used during the transition between the European Viking Age and early Middle Ages. Other names for the weapon include English long axe Danish axe and hafted axe.

What were Viking arrows made of?

The arrow shafts found in southern Scandinavia are all made of pine whereas further to the north there are also examples of birch. The arrowheads are all of iron and there are many different types. The commoner ones have broad flesh-cutting or long slender points.

Can you make a bow out of oak?

Did the Normans use crossbows?

Though none are shown in the Tapestry the Norman army also included crossbowmen. Crossbows a relatively new kind of weapon in 1066 shot much more slowly than ordinary bows but their ‘bolts’ could penetrate right through shields.

What is a seax knife?

‘Seax’ is the generic Old English word for knife but is used by archaeologists to describe the larger iron single-edged knives which first appear in Anglo-Saxon graves of the seventh century.