This is one of the nicest forms of bows from our workshop. It’s been very popular since we started to produce it 2003. Materials: wood, fibre glass, horn, epoxy, genuine leather, bandage thread
Black poplar: It is also called black poplar with warts. When it is quite rainy or the area is wet it grows a lot of branches that will be grown around by the tree. The warts are branches in the tree tribe. When they slice the wood it shows a nice pattern. Black poplar doesn’t crack easily, it is a half-hard wood. Popular material in furniture building.
Composite bows are different from the Western European simple bows (so called longbows) in a way that in all cases several pieces of horn and wood were stuck together in layers, with bone stiffening. The form and structure of these were extremely diverse, but it is typical of all of them that in un-drawn condition they become bent strongly backwards, and this negative bending also remains in drawn condition in a length of 1-2 hand span at both ends of the bow. Turkish-Tartar composite bows, which represent the best of reflex bows, ensured a relatively high initial speed.
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