- Straight lengths of Siloflex or its equivalent Polyethylene Pipe. For a list of equivalents, please refer to Tessa the Huntress’s site with its most informative article on the same. Remember that the maximum length for combat arrows is 28 inches from the bottom of the tennis ball to the notch of the nock.
- 2 inch wide any color duct tape.
- 2 inch wide red duct tape
-_ inch wide good quality monofilament strapping tape: Scotch 3M is the best. Please do not use cheap strapping tape if you value your hobby time. You might save a few dimes at the counter, but the lower quality adhesive will fail quickly and you will have to re-strap the blunt all over again.
- Polypropylene cord, _ inch diameter or so. Do not use nylon cord please.
- Nocks if used, or saw/file for making self nocks (remember we are using a premade nock in this article).
- Drill or punch.
- Tennis balls…dead tennis balls are preferred as they are more yielding. These can be obtained free at any tennis or country club, usually by the hundreds as they are discarded.
- Single edge razor blade for trimming excess or un-neat tape ends as you finish up.
- Glue for attaching the wooden or Siloflex nocks: Liquid Nails brand has been shown to be the best choice.
- A method to tie the nocks in place after they are glued. I use artificial sinew and a large leather sewing needle
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