Arrow FAQs:


Q: Is an arrow a fin-stabilized projectile that is shot with a bow?

A: Yes, and usually consists of a long straight shaft with a weighty and usually pointed arrowhead attached to the front end, with fletchings and a nock at the rear end.

Q: Is an arrow shot?

A: Yes.

Q: Are arrows often used for hunting birds?

A: Yes, or for children's archery, and can also be used to play Flu-Flu Golf.

Q: Were arrows used both by early Europeans and Native Americans?

A: Yes.

Q: Is an arrow unlikely to slip off?

A: Yes.

Q: Are arrows 75 centimetres to 96 centimetres?

A: Yes, most war arrows from an English ship sunk in 1545 were 76 centimetres. Very short arrows have been used, shot through a guide attached either to the bow or to the archer's wrist. These may fly farther than heavier arrows, and an enemy without suitable equipment may find himself unable to return them.

Q: Are arrows designed to be used in various forms of reenactment combat?

A: Yes, and to reduce the risk when shot at people.

Q: Is an arrow more likely to survive impact?

A: Yes, while maintaining overall flexibility and lighter weight.