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How Powerful Was A War Bow?

How Powerful Was A War Bow?

We asked a simple question “Can an arrow defeat armour?” We could never settle this if we used an average bow, so we went big, 160lbs big. We can’t know if this was representative of an average longbow at Agincourt, but we can test different bow weights and see how they compare. Would weaker bows have still been powerful enough?


Arrow head material test


Plate armour material test


Mail penetration test

AvA2 Blunt force trauma thumb

AvA2 Blunt Force Trauma

Testing Crossbow Simulator

Testing the longbow simulator

Armour Defeated

AvA2 – Armour defeated!

AvA2 Question and answer session

Question and Answer Session