Wp/nth/Sling arra

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A sling arra. Take note o the nick cutten intid.

A sling arra is an arra wiv a smâ nick cutten intid, at's hoyed wiv a lenth o string. It is knawn as the Yorkshire arra, Dutch arra, or Swiss arra an â. Sic-like weapons includes the amentum an the atlatl.


Sling arras is maist often made at hame. The arra shaft is âmaist âways made oot o wud. A slit is cutten intiv ane end an fleets is putten intid; the t'other end is gien a point or arra heed. The varra important nick or sclate groove is cutten inte the end on't te haud the fleets. Efter the fleets hes been putten intid, the oppen end o the slit is closed shut wiv a string or a rubber band for te stop the fleets fâin oot.


Te hoy the sling arra, the thrawer uses a lenth o string at's langer nor the arra itsel. A knot is made iv ane end o the string, at's putten inte the nick or groove i the arra shaft. The laive o the string is then wunden aroond the shaft ane time. Neest, it is putten ower an abuin the knot afore bein strecked doon te the arra heed. The string is hadden nippy te gar the knot bide i the nick. The laive o the string is wunden aroond the thrawer's thrawin hand. The thrawin hand, wi the string wunden aroond, sud haud onte the arra heed se the thrawer can gripe the end on't.

Te thraw the sling arra, the arra is furst hauden ahint the thrawer wi the string kept nippy. Neest, thrawer hoys the arra like a javellin but disn't let gan o the string. The string itsel gies mair momentum te the arra an gars it hit wi mair pooer. The arra can gan upte 50m when hoyed.