About This Site

"Continual Improvement Is Better Than Delayed Perfection"

You may have noticed by now that the 35-Foot Spear site has had a complete makeover.  The entire site has been transferred over to a much more modern software program which has many features to help make keeping the site up to date easier and quicker. 

When the 35-Foot Spear site was first started it was because there was no point of contact for a person interested in combat archery to go to.  There was even a time when the Kingdom Marshal’s page “lost” all information pertaining to combat archery. 

Combat Archery in the Middle Kingdom, along with this site, has seen many changes.  This is the latest and greatest. 

This site continues to be a work in progress, hence the new motto. The site is now up and running. If you see any contradicting statements or mistakes, or find any typos or misspellings, please contact me and I will make corrections.  This is your site as well as mine.  It can only be as good as all of us working together. http://www.35footspear.com/

The biggest news is the new Combat Archery Marshal position.  This position has been needed for some time, and now it is here.  There is a new section called “Combat Archery Marshaling” with a link to the Marshal-In-Training Request Form.  

Click on the link. An online form will show up.  Just type in the information, fill in the code and hit submit.  The form will be sent to me.  I will review it and send out by U.S. Postal mail your Middle Kingdom Combat Archery Marshal In Training Appointment.  This appointment form will have the different areas that need checking off before you can take your final test. 

You need to read the Combat Archery rules and review how to become a combat archery marshal and how you may apply.  You may be surprised at how things have changed.  If you have any particular questions, even after reading the rules, contact me.

Master Erik Erikson the Scout

DEM Combat Archery 

Middle Kingdom

Latest Updates

Midrealm-specific Combat Archery construction standards updates

1. Taping of Fathead Blunts onto Fiberglass Shafts    January 12, 2014

Crosssover tape- You may use either at least 1/2 inch  fiberglass-reinforced (strapping) tape or 3/4 inch red electrical tape for the crossover peices.  The fiberglass-reinforced tape is recommended, because it is more durable and stronger.  The electrical tape can be used for the crossover pieces, but it usually requires replacement (re-taping the head) every few times the ammo is fired.  

Red electrical tape may NOT be placed on top of the fiberglass-reinforced tape.  Must use one or the other, NOT BOTH.

NOTE:  The above is in reference to all fiberglass shaft ammo made after January 12, 2014.  If you have ammo built before this time that utilized strapping tape covered up by electrical tape it is still good.  When you repair or fix any tape on the crossover pieces then you need to go the new standard and use either at least ½ inch fiberglass-reinforced (strapping) tape or 3/4 inch red electrical tape for the crossover pieces, not both. 

If you have any questions or concerns regarding these construction changes, please contact me.



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