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Mongol bow

Mongol bow with yew 54 lbs

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One of The Mongols’main weapons was the bow. Their technical innovation was the stiff syah and the string channel, giving extra speed to the arrow. 

Lamination color
In basic set:
In prime set:
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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. 

In Basic set we add 12 budget arrows, +1 Dacron string and a standard leather armguard.

In Prime set you’ll receive 12 medieval arrows matching to the bow in spine value, 1 Fastflight string and a bow case. If you want the arrows to be shorter than 32”, please write us!

Yew: Taxus baccata L. It is evergreen, dioecious tree or branchy shrub. Protected. It grows very slowly, the radius of its trunk grows 1 inch every 65 years that is why the annual rings are so dense. (about 0,5 mm) All the parts of this tree are toxic, except the core coat. Its crop is a red berry.

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Data sheet

String length
55 ½ (4 ¾ )”
Draw weight (lbs)
54 lbs
Draw length
up to 32"
Bracing height
Total length
52 1/3"
Average weight
600 g
Good to know
During the reign of Genghis Khan (1206-27) the Mongolian empire extended from Western China to Asia Minor and Eastern Europe. After his death the empire was torn into pieces, when his four sons shared it. The Mongolian mounted army was characterised by loyalty, discipline, severity and quickness, and a form of warfare which Western people (German, Polish, Hungarian) faced helplessly. The Mongols, with wide ranging reconnaissance, prepared battles, and during the battle directed their tactical manoeuvres with signal flags. One of the Mongols' main arms was the bow, their technical innovation was the steep horn and the string stool, which gave better dynamics to the arrow.
Length strung
57 ⅓ ”
Product status
In stock
Used materials
wood, fibre glass, horn, epoxy, genuine leather, bandage thread

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