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!
Zebrano: exotic wood, main habitat is West Africa. It grows up to 30-40 m, but the diameter neverr exceeds 1 m. The sapwood is light and can be even 10 cm wide. The newly cut tree smells unpleasant. It is difficult to dry, it is prone to rupture. Its characteristics are the regular stripes in texture.