Scythian (Saka) Horsebow: 28lb draw weight

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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.

This bow is a wooden composite with a layer of Mahogany, a dark wood often used in furniture building for its durability and visual attractiveness. The colour of this bow really makes it stand out from the rest. To add further strength and protection, this bow has also been laminated with fibreglass and epoxy.


Reflex composite Horsebow



Epoxy laminate

Leather wrap


Total bow length: 57 inches (145cm)

Brace height:

7 inches (17.8cm)

Draw weight:

28lbs @ 28 inches


Bow, string


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

1. Arrows - A bow would be useless without arrows to shoot with. For a this bow we recommend either Carbon or Wooden arrows. 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. 

6. String setup - Before shooting your bow, the provided string will need to be hooked over both ends of the bow, at which point the bow limbs will be at tension and ready to use. This is referred to as 'stringing the bow'. It is recommended that you also take the string off (unstring) the bow once you have finished shooting for the day.  If you haven't strung-up a bow before, and are unsure where to start please let us know and we are happy to walk you through.

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