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
Ash: There are more than 30 species, in Hungary we can find 3. Its leaf is forked. It bursts into bloom in early spring, dark purple it is. 20-40 m high tree, its bark is light. Due to the legend of the Northen peoples the man became from the ash while the woman from the alder.
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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