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The Bow Builder's Book: European Bow Building From The Stone Age To Today

Experienced bow builders and practical archaeologists describe the history, evolution, and construction of European style longbows in the revised second edition of this engaging book. For the beginner, clear, uncomplicated instructions are offered, including updated descriptions of construction techniques, tools, materials, and shooting styles. For more advanced bowyers there are tips on choosing wood and adhesive, and explanations of the evolution/adaptation of bow design, including precise dimensions for replicating special historic bow types, from Stone Age bows to modern laminated longbows. This book also offers comprehensive instructions on how to properly test your newly built longbow and construct arrows. This guide is ideal for the bow hunter, bowyer, and marksman looking for a new challenge.

Hardcover: 216 pages

Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.; 2nd edition (October 28, 2012)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0764341537

ISBN-13: 978-0764341533

Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 1.1 x 11 inches

Shipping Weight: 3.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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This is one of many books that I own on How to make bows and arrows and is worthy of its place in my library. The sections of this book are great starting with the earliest of European bows and ending with modern bow construction. I have seen comments about how this book is at times jittery in language. However, one must take into account that this is translated into English and these errors do not impede the information or the flow of the book. This book is an excellent source for anyone who is interested in replicating the ancient bows of Europe!

This was just the book I needed to start build bows with my son. It is a wonderful read, love that it gives the history of the bows. My son and built our first bow for his boy scout troop to raffle off and it was a great bow.

Packed with useful information. Good reference for the process of bow and arrow fabrication. Highly recommend this book for DIY.

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