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A Description of Siberian Peoples. The Knights of the Taiga

... Boevki are used exclusively in war and in single combat, but never in hunting, because their narrow shape cannot inflict the animal any serious harm; besides, they penetrate the body so deeply that they cannot be used repeatedly. Kosatki are battle arrows with counter hooks. They are not very widely used in Siberia, but Yukagirs are said to use them in hunting. I saw Tungus hostages from the Upper Angara in Irkutsk with such kosatki. Kopeichatye arrows have the shape of a rhombus. They are of two kinds: those that are narrow are called in the Tungus language ...

Modified: 25.12.2007
Second Kamchatka expedition , Tunguses , Miller , expedition , Siberia , arrows
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A Description of Siberian Peoples. The Knights of the Taiga

... Boevki are used exclusively in war and in single combat, but never in hunting, because their narrow shape cannot inflict the animal any serious harm; besides, they penetrate the body so deeply that they cannot be used repeatedly. Kosatki are battle arrows with counter hooks. They are not very widely used in Siberia, but Yukagirs are said to use them in hunting. I saw Tungus hostages from the Upper Angara in Irkutsk with such kosatki. Kopeichatye arrows have the shape of a rhombus. They are of two kinds: those that are narrow are called in the Tungus language ...

Modified: 30.01.2005
Second Kamchatka expedition , Tunguses , Miller , expedition , Siberia , arrows
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