MORE PICTURES!!! Here is the 16ga steel plate I mentioned above. It was shot at using the #110@32" waarbow from a distance of 10-20 yards. For any skeptics, I plan on capturing some video of me doing this again in the spring and summer of 2011. So stay tuned!
|The front of the plate was the damage was done!|
|About the size of a mans torso.|
|A close up of the back. Notice how the steel seems to peel.|
|When the arrows hit it really warped the steel!|
|A bodkin in one of the holes for a reference.|
|Here is the chaimail hauberk I will use in my next test.|
|It is only butted maille, so please dont through a fit. I know, and agree that riveted maille is historical and better suited for testing purposes. However, I have none and not enough time or material to create it.|
The next time I do an armor penetration test there are a few things I am going to do different. I am going to use a dense pillow, and place a chainmail hauberk and steel plate over it. This will better simulate an armored opponent. This setup will be placed at 100 yards, to give a better replication of battle conditions.
Please, comment with any tips, concerns, question, etc. This is a highly debated topic in the warbow community and any feedback is greatly appreciated.