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 experiance of these bows is that they are both fast and consistent to shoot and are proving to be very popular with all our customers.
Can be shot right or left handed. Comes with Horn nocks and a double loop flemish fastflight 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 ah 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
If a bow is marked for example 40#@28", max draw 29" this bow would be suitable for someone with a draw length up to 28" NOT over 28"
If you had a draw length over the stated 28", then the bow is NOT suitable for you
Even though the bow may state the max draw 29", this means that a safety margin has been built into the bow for the odd occasion when you may unknowingly draw slightly more
It is not designed for you to continually draw over 28"
If it is found that this is the case you will invalidate the warranty and no repair or replacement will be offered
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 a 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 which 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 will not be replaced under warranty!