Traditional Bows For Sale

A couple of years ago my son was studying the Medieval period in Social Studies. His teacher assigned the class a project write a paper and to assemble something that represents that era.

I helped him construct a homemade traditional bow that really works! His teacher had been specifically asked by him if it was OK to assemble a traditional bow for his endeavor and she said yes, although I was concerned he might be unable to take it into the school.

We took it to school, his mother accompanied him to work. Once inside they requested to talk to the principal and described to him the situation. My wife said when he saw this thing his eyeballs nearly popped from his head!

The principal agreed that so long as the traditional bows for sale did not have any arrows (known as bolts in traditional bow lingo) with it, my son could take it to class. The Principal’s Studies teacher awarded our attempts with a very high mark and he got an A that semester.

We took some target practice with the makeshift weapon at a nearby farm and ordered a package of traditional bow bolts. It worked excellent and would make a great short-range survival weapon for taking little game.

I have to give Ron Hood for that credit, although I want the traditional bow was completely my thought. Ron makes survival videos which are very detailed and reveals in one the way to construct a traditional bow just like this.

Traditional Bows For Sale

One word of caution. This traditional bow has NO SECURITY. It’d be quite easy to fire the weapon accidentally. So I recommend if you opt to construct one to not load it until you’re ready to fire. Be sure is down that the weapon is pointed in a safe direction when you are loading it and range of you.

Here is more detailed advice on the best way to assemble the traditional bow. We used a 2x 4. The only reason was to help it become look like a medieval traditional bow. You could make the stock from pretty much any tree about 2 inches in diameter.

Again, it is possible to use almost any wood. Hickory has pretty good qualities for a bow. We used parachute chord for the bowstring.

You may want to measure to length of your bow down the stock about half. Measure about another 4 inches past the conclusion of the gun trigger box and this will provide you the overall length of the stock.

The top part should be round. However, on the base of the stock, you will need to elongate the hole.

Cut a notch in the front of your stock to set the bow in.

I lashed on the highest part of the stock to make an arrow keeper and a section of wood together. This will hold your arrow in position and ensure that the arrow is engaged by the bow string correctly upon release. If you prefer, you are able to carve a groove down the top center of the stock for your own arrow to ride in.

We stained our traditional bow sold by www.archerysupplier.com to give an authentic look to it. Now you can either hand make your own arrows (bolts) or you could purchase some practice arrows which are made for traditional bows for sale pistols. Seek advice from the local Army/Navy surplus shops.


I cannot stress how careful you have to be with this piece of gear. Again, there is no security. Do not load until you’re ready to fire and make sure it remains pointed in a safe way at all times!

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