Just how proficient were warriors with bows/arrows in the Dark Ages?


For anyone who cringed watching Kevin Costner play Robin Hood…rejoice.

This video is equal parts fascinating and hilarious. Here is a guy—not terribly fit, not terribly athletic, not at all cool—who has learned to use a bow and arrow like an absolute master. He shows us just how proficient bow users could have been back in the (dark) day. When their lives depended on it.

And, crucially, he demonstrates just why the back-slung quiver was a really cruddy idea and how a bow-and-arrow could be as effective as a revolver.

But…be kind. Lars has clearly spent a LOT of time alone perfecting his craft.