Scythian (Saka) Horsebow: 37lb 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, this style of horsebow became popular with many nomadic warrior tribes due to its power, accuracy, and lightweight design. All of these characteristics allowed for the perfect weapon to use while on horseback.

This bow is crafted entirely by hand, utilising a variety of ideal bow woods including a striking maple core and a bold striking finish of a top lamination painted entirely in black. 


Reflex composite Horsebow




Total bow length: 57 inches (145cm)

Brace height:

~7 inches (17.8cm)

Draw weight:

37lbs @ 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 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. 

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