Hickory Long Bow



Our Primitives bows are primarily made on a Hickory stave to allow a quality bow of a reasonable price.   The Hickory Longbow is a is made in the classic Olde English ‘D’ shape to give an authentic look to a modern medieval reinactment bow.

The competitive requirements of most SCA and Medieval archery events allow a variety of equipment.  Glacier Traditional Archery offers you a natural wood bow of historical shape to match the decor of your event with performance capable of winning the competition. We make our primitive bowstrings from artificial sinew with a ‘flemish braid’ upper loop and the lower end is tied to the bow with a boyer’s knot or timber hitch. These strings are of Dacron, so are as strong as B-50, yet meet all primitive requirements unless the competition requires completely natural string material.  We have complained of this requirement to a number of primitive event holders for safety reasons.  Artificial sinew is much less prone to stretching or breaking as materials such as linen or true sinew.

Hickory Longbows are offered in 66″ and 68″ length and draw weights from 25 to 75 lbs.


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