Hickory back with a Pau Amarello core and Osage belly. Sewn grip with horn nocks and arrow plate - a superb top-end flatbow.
This primitive pyramidal design bow gives you all you need from a traditional flat bow. Based on a design roughly 5000 years old, this bow is a total dream to shoot, just like all Bickerstaffe products.
Our experience of these bows is that they are both fast and consistent to shoot and prove to be very popular with all our customers.
ONLY SHOOT WOOD ARROWS FROM THIS BOW
You can shoot it right or left-handed. Comes with Horn nocks and a double loop flemish fast flight string, and a full leather handstitched grip. Please click the video link to see Pip Bickerstaffe talking about this new range of bows.
Spine wood arrows 5lb higher than the bows marked poundage, and bracing height is 6.5".
For all longbows with an additional inch over 29" draw or 10lb over 60lb bow weight, an additional charge of £30 will apply.
Classed as 'Primitive' for NFAS shooting class. Build time approx 8 weeks.
PLEASE ONLY STRING YOUR BOW USING A DOUBLE LOOP STRINGER, OR YOU WILL VOID YOUR WARRANTY
Bow & draw length suitability
About Bickerstaffe Bows
Bickerstaffe Bows are one of the leading manufacturers of English Longbows in the UK. Run by a small group of dedicated bowyers with love for the Traditional side of the sport and headed by Pip Bickerstaffe, they have a deep understanding and appreciation of what goes into making a truly wonderful English Longbow. Their Workshop is situated in Kegworth, not 40 miles from the Major Oak in Sherwood Forest. Bickerstaffe English longbows are finding favour in all forms of Traditional archery. Bickerstaffe also supply English Longbow Making Kits so you can make your own - these are also available through The Longbow Shop, as is a custom Bickerstaffe bow of your dreams should we not have what you want in stock.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT use stringers that have a pocket that fits over the top nock as these exert pressure on the nock beyond the wood, which can lead to broken nocks, which the bowyer will not replace under warranty!