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Red Oak English Longbow
Close-up of nock at the tip.
This version of our Red Oak backed with linen. It pulls approximately 30-35 pounds at 28 inches. The bow is 72 inches in length and up to 1 1/4 inches in width at the handle. It is flat on the back and rounded on the belly much like the traditional longbows of England. In this part of the world whitewoods were used when yew was not readily available and they produced some remarkable weapons. The whitewood bows did not need the traditional horn nocks as these woods were much harder then Yew.
This bow is designed to be shot off the knuckles. This is the traditional method of shooting a bow.
This type of bow was used by the English archers in the Battle of Agincourt to repel the French forces. The English were out-numbered at least 10 to 1. William Shakespeare wrote of this battle in his play King Henry V.
This bow is a specially designed for SCA, Reenactments, Target Shooting, or all purpose fun. This is a SERIOUS WEAPON and should be treated as such.
This is also the same style of bow that would have been used by the legendary literary figure Robin Hood.
- Howard Hill as Robin Hood
The bow is permanently finished and needs no maintenance.
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