A stave made from three woods ideal for making an Tri-Laminate English Longbow. These woods have been glued together and cut down ready to be shaped into a longbow of your desired poundage and style. This kit also comes with two buffalo horn nocks where most of the pre-shaping work has been completed, but still require further modification to a) hollow the core in order to attach to the bow limb once tapered, and b) to cut a string groove.
The three bow woods consist of:
1) Osage orange for the Bow belly (facing inwards) - This wood is sought after in bow making and is only found in North America or the Carpathian Basin in South-East Central Western Europe,
2) Bamboo for the inner layer - This particular species of bamboo is versatile, hardy and easy to shape. It is a wood often used for the inner core of a bow limbs, as well as for use in wooden bow risers.
3) Hickory for the bow back (outer layer) - A stiff, dense and shock resistant wood ideal for bow making purposes.
The measurements for this stave:
Total length: 189 cm/ 74.4 inches
Width at thickest point (middle): 3.7cm/ 1.46 inches
Width at each end : 2.5cm/ .98 inches
Wood (Osage orange, bamboo, hickory)
Small piece of leather for bow grip
Flemish string (Dacron)
Single stave consisting of three combined layered woods
Ready to use flemish string
Piece of pre-cut leather for bow handle
Two buffalo horn nocks
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 email@example.com.
- Richie and Georgie, Saxon Archery.
1. Arrows - A bow would be useless without arrows to shoot with. For a wooden bow like this, we recommend Carbon or Wooden arrows. Start with some basic arrows, and then once you're perfecting your aim, consider calculating your draw length and picking the right arrow length and arrow spine, both 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 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 will graze the fleshy part of your hand between your thumb and index finger. It is highly recommended to place a piece of leather/wear a thing glove, or use a dedicated hand guard to avoid feather cuts.
6. String setup - Longbows require the archer to tie a 'bowyers knot' where the string hooks onto the bow, and to re-adjust this knot over time for consistent shooting. If you are a beginner, please let us know and we will send you the string with a knot ready to go (at a standard 7inch brace height). As you get more familiar with archery/traditional shooting you will want (and need) to eventually adjust this. We are more than happy to help when that time comes, and can even video chat to demonstrate and walk you through the process.
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