You all should know who Will and Maurice Thompson are. If not, shame on you! Look them up.
Jack A. Hoefer later became U.S. Army Captain Jack Hoefer. He supposedly went up San Juan Hill with Teddy Roosevelt.
Capt. Jack, as he was known, was an expert swordsman and taught many actors how to use a sword. I have 2 of his fencing foils that he gave to Hugh Rich.
He was also a pretty good archer. He owned an archery shop and supplied many Hollywood movies with bows and arrows and other gear.
Hugh learned how make arrows working for Capt. Jack. Hugh bought his archery shop in 1938 with some financial help from his father. Hugh continued to make equipment for movies, including spears and shields for both Indian and medieval warriors.