Hawkwood English Longbow Item Number: 8580X

Hawkwood English Longbow

Hawkwood English Longbow

Item Number: 8580X
$314.99 $249.99

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One of the deadliest military units of the Middle Ages was the White Company, a band of fearless mercenaries commanded by the enigmatic and cunning Sir John Hawkwood. Hawkwood's success on the battlefield was due mainly to his reliance on the English Longbow, a fast, powerful, and efficient weapon unequalled in its time.

Rudder Bows has recreated this mighty weapon. Sleek, powerful, and elegant, the Hawkwood English Longbow is built using strong Red Oak, with a sturdy Hickory backing. Measures approximately 72" tip-to-tip and features genuine horn nocks for style and strength (style varies). Leather grip and dual strike plates for shooting "off the knuckle" both right and left handed.

The Hawkwood English Longbow is like holding history in your hand! Suitable for hunting, target shooting, or SCA/Renaissance Faire events. Includes bow string, stringer, and one year limited warranty.

Available in 30-35#, 35-40#, 40-45#, 45-50#, and 50-55# @ 28" draw. Please specify.

Remember that with a traditional bow the weight will change depending upon what your draw length is. Bow weight will change approximately ±2½ pounds for every inch from a bows rated draw length. So a bow rated 45# @ 28" bow is roughly a 42½# @ 27" or 47½# @ 29". Draw weight is marked at the nearest 5# increment to actual weight, (2#'s under and 3#'s over). This is an industry wide standard.

A bow stringer is recommended for stringing any recurve bow or longbow. Stringing a bow without a bow stringer, or stringing it backwards will void a bow's warranty. It is recommended to unstring your primitive bow when you are done shooting, and only string it right before shooting. Store your bow on its side, or hanging vertically from a peg. Never rest the bow on the lower tip for extended periods of time. Never dry fire the bow (shooting without an arrow).