Black Scythian bow

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  • Regular price $349.00 NZD


Originally used by the Nomadic Scythians in their conquests throughout Asia and the Middle East in the 8th Century BC, the Asian horsebow has become a popular style among many nomadic warrior tribes due to its power, accuracy, and lightweight design, allowing for easy use while on horseback.

The Scythian bow provides a special experience for the archer. A light, sleek bow that is comfortable to hold and shoot, and easily transportable when unstrung.

 

The Reflex composite Scythian horsebow is handmade with available bow woods, strengthened with a black fiberglass strip from tip to tip. 

A dark black lamination runs the entire length of the bow encasing a wooden core.

The addition of an optional carefully dyed cow leather handle is offered due to the beautiful contrast is creates it offers to the black limbs and dark wooden handle

The recurved limbs allow the arrow to be released at an impressive speed towards the target. 

The total bow length unstrung, from tip to tip is 57 inches (145cm)string grove to groove is 55 inches (140cm). 

Extra info:

Are you a beginner to archery/traditional shooting and not sure what else is needed to get started?  Please find some initial guidance below. Or for more send us an email on info@saxon.co.nz.

1. Arrows - A bow would be useless without arrows to shoot with. For this bow we recommend either Carbon or Wooden arrows with feathers. Start with some basic arrows and practice very close to the target, focusing on improving your shooting technique. Once you're ready to take archery to the next level then it's time to consider calculating a) your draw length, b) picking the right arrow length, and c) selecting the right arrow spine, all of which we can advise on. 

2. Arm protection - An armguard is a must. This sits on your opposite arm and protects your arm from bruising which can occur when the string slaps your arm after the arrow is released (trust us on this one!).

3. A quiver - Not a necessity, but useful. For storing your arrows and keeping them close when shooting. The most common type of quiver hangs off your belt/waist, but quivers that hang over your shoulder are also available. 

4. Finger protection - Repeated pulling back of the string of a bow will strain and damage your finger.  Archers will therefore use either a protective glove or a finger tab to protect their string pulling finger from injuries. 

5. Hand protection - Traditional bows such as this one rely on the arrow resting on the side of the bow, and once in-flight the feather of the arrow can graze the fleshy part of your hand between your thumb and index finger. It is highly recommended to place a piece of leather here, or to use a dedicated hand guard/glove to avoid feather cuts.