Quote Originally Posted by Max_Killjoy View Post
I think the production techniques and quality are going to make a big difference. The UWGB team working on recreating linothorax armor seems to have found a working build.

Well the video dosn't show how powerfull the bow is... (in fact it gives no information on any variables)

I found a poster on the webside and it seem to be a 25lb bow.... the arrow is also very big and bulky (thus not for penetration).

The poster have a 60lb bow penetrating 60mm at 25feet and above 30mm at 50feet (for the 11 layer authentic patch, I assume they still use with the bulky arrow).
They alwso have pictures of (clearly) untrained people 'hitting' the armour with various objects (presumably weapons) on their homepage.

For a experimental archaeologist trial this is really horrible.... Its like something from the 1970'ies.