TRADITIONAL BOW SHOP
Traditional archery is archery in its original form. Beautiful bows emphasising natures raw materials. No gadgets. No aids. Just your skill with a bow and arrow.
The most famous bow in the world is the English Longbow. With such a history it is no surprise that the longbow is still a popular choice for archers today. Although today’s bows out perform the longbow in every department, there is no true substitute for it.
You do not own a longbow because of it is accuracy or ease of use. You own a longbow because of what it is; A beautiful, authentic piece of history.
A modern longbow may be the best way to describe this type of bow. In fact, ‘Longbow’ is its common name if you happen to live across the pond in the USA.
But do not mix up the terms. It is not a Longbow, as our American friends call it – it is a flatbow! Like a football is not a prolate spheroid – it is a sphere!
The utilization of modern materials are what differentiates it from its ancestor. Its fibreglass outer laminates give it increased flexibility and durability. It also has a small cut-away to shoot the arrow from the shelf, rather than off the hand.
A flat bow is a good compromise of tradition and modern materials.
Made famous by the mounted warriors of ancient times, these short, fast, flexible bows are a hugely enjoyable. Their beautiful, flowing forms and simplistic nature appeal to a broad range of archers. Both experienced and novice alike.
p.s. Horse not included.
Recurve Field Bows
Shorter than a typical target recurve bow, field recurve bows are designed to be shot without sights and often without an arrow rest. Their shorter length makes them faster than their target bow cousins, and more manoeuvrable in the woods.
Due to their more compact dimensions, many of the bows are of ‘one-piece’ in design – meaning the limbs cannot be detached, while other ‘take-down’ variations are still popular. Neither offers any benefits in performance over the other. Personal preference would be the deciding factor as there are excellent examples of both.
When combined with wooden arrows, this type of bow makes up one of the most popular divisions in field archery - ‘Hunting Tackle’