The Bow Builder's Book Item Number: 7831
The Bow Builder's Book

The Bow Builder's Book

Item Number: 7831
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For 20,000 years the bent stick and string has fascinated mankind. This original form of archery, without special features and modern technology, has been gaining popularity in the modern age. And the art of traditional bow building has also been rediscovered.

In this engaging book experienced bow builders and practical archeologists describe the history, evolution, and construction of European style longbows. For beginners, clear, uncomplicated instructions are offered, including descriptions of construction techniques, tools, materials, and shooting styles. For advanced bowyers there are tips on choosing wood and adhesives, and explanations of the evolution/adaptation of bow design.

Also included are precise dimensions for replicating historical bow types, from Stone Age bows to modern laminated longbows. This book also offers comprehensive instructions on how to properly test your newly built longbow, as well as a section on constructing your own arrows.

  • 214 Pages, Hardcover
  • Filled with Detailed Photos, Illustrations, and Diagrams
  • Written by Flemming Alrune, Wulf Hein, Jurgen Junkmanns, Boris Pantel, Holger Riesch, Achim Stegmeyer, Ulrich Stehli, Konrad Vogele, and Jorge Zschieschang