English War Bow

English War Bow

english war bow

English War Bow

The English War Bow was a powerful weapon used for both hunting and warfare in medieval days. The War Bow back then was a quite large bow being 72 inches long and even longer. Yew was the preferred wood to construct these powerful weapons. Draw weights back the for these bows ranged up to 180 pounds of draw. The arrows for these powerful bows looked like small telephone poles. These arrows were about 1/2 inch in diameter 3 feet long and the tip weighed in at about 4 ounces.

Our English War Bow

Since quality Yew is so scarce we need to laminate our bows. We use Ash and Hickory for the outside laminations with either Hard Maple or Purpleheart depending on the desired draw weight for the middle lamination. The bow has no riser, therefore, is either left handed or right handed and has Black Water Buffalo Horns for tips. Draw weights range from 50 to 140 pounds measured at 30 inches of draw.