Medieval Huntsman English Longbow Item Number: 8550-2

Medieval Huntsman English Longbow

Medieval Huntsman English Longbow

Item Number: 8550-2
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Step back in time with your Medieval Huntsman English longbow. At 40-45# @ 28" it's great for renaissance faires, tournaments, and SCA events. Each is crafted from solid red oak backed with linen, a material that was common in Medieval times. The grip is made of jute. Bow string and bow stringer included. Measures approximately 72" long. Do not draw past 28".

The Medieval Huntsman English Longbow meets the English standard of 8 to 5 as established by The English Longbow Society.

Remember that with a traditional bow the weight will change depending upon what your draw length is. Bow weight will change approximately ± 2 ½ pounds for every inch from a bows rated draw length. So a bow rated 45# @ 28" bow is roughly a 42 ½# @ 27" or 48 ½# @ 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).