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Bamboo Backed English War Bow

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Item Number: 8595X
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Price: $399.99
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Bamboo Backed English War Bow
 
4.4

(based on 5 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good power output (5)
  • Accurate (4)
  • Durable (4)
  • Easy to adjust (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Reenactment (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (5)

    Reviewed by 5 customers

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    5.0

    An challenging shooting experience

    By Kitsune

    from Livonia NY

    About Me Recreational Archer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Authentic
    • Durable
    • Easy To Adjust
    • Powerful

    Cons

    • Hard To Draw

    Best Uses

    • Good Weather
    • Practice
    • Reenactment
    • Teaching

    Comments about Bamboo Backed English War Bow:

    I teach a class in ancient technology, and one of the students' favorite labs is on ranged weapons. My students and I love the challenge of this bow. I got a 100 pound draw weight to give students (and myself) an idea of what medieval archery was about. None of us have been able to fully draw it and shoot accurately, but it is a great inspiration to better ourselves. Unless you want a strong inspiration to start working out, or have a lot of upper body strength, I'd recommend a lower draw weight, but even at 100 pounds, I have enjoyed this bow very much.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Delivery was fast and efficient, as always

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Exactly as advertised

    By Peter

    from Manassas Va.

    About Me Expert Archer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Easy To Draw
    • Easy To Handle
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Reenactment

      Comments about Bamboo Backed English War Bow:

      Excellent warbow for demonstrating the way archery was in the medieval ages. It even has a bend through the handle full compass look.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      having fun with it. it looks good.

      By Jerry

      from Albuquerque New Mexico

      About Me Recreational Archer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Durable
      • Easy To Adjust
      • Powerful

      Cons

      • Hard To Draw

      Best Uses

      • Practice
      • Reenactment

      Comments about Bamboo Backed English War Bow:

      I carry the war bow and several war shafts as part of my costume as an archer in our Baronial Guard in the SCA. The bow is an exampel of what a period war bow and arrows would have looked like and what demands would have beem placed on someone shooting it. The bow looks good! I still can't get it to full draw but am having fun trying. I can hit targets at 30 and 40 yards and have obtained a maximum distance of about 80 yards so far.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      nice looking and durable bow

      By icando

      from SAN DIEGO CA

      About Me Recreational Archer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Adjust
      • Easy To Handle
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hunting

        Comments about Bamboo Backed English War Bow:

        This bow is very nice looking, it will certainly attact attention when you a among a group of modern/primitive archers. It is designed very well with great appeareance and strong durability. It is thicker than the regular longbow you will buy from other moderm manufacturer, and it is certainlly more durable. I bought a 90 lbs one and pull over to the ear and there are no problem. It is heavy so you need to do exercise and get familiar with it. But once you become strong enough to handle it you will not take your hand off it.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Powerful and robust

        By Unsalted

        from Australia

        About Me Recreational Archer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate
        • Durable
        • Easy To Adjust
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Bamboo Backed English War Bow:

            This is a good bow, I bought the 90# at 32". The bow is powerful and robust with good tillering and an even draw. Shoots well and is sweetening with time. I'm shooting 600gn arrows 40m+ with no problem. Obviously the bow is heavy to draw by modern standards, you need to be strong.

            My advice is to keep the brace height low for the first 100 or so arrows then gradually wind up the brace height to a fistmele. Be gentle, don't hold at full draw for more than an instant. Expect heavy duty string slap so get a good bracer and a shooting glove.

            Also consider buying or making an extra string because the self nocks on this bow could wear the string quicker than horn nocks. No dramas though, just good practice to keep an eye on string wear with this baby.

            Strictly speaking it doesn't meet the English longbow spec - no horn nocks and partial bamboo construction - but it shoots well, is robust and offers fantastic value.

            Service and delivery comments:

            Delivery was prompt and with out problem. Shipping to Australia took about 10 days, most of which was spent going through Australia.

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            • No

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