Now you can learn how to design and cast flatbows, recurves, self bows and other primitive archery equipment. Includes great information on quivers, arrow making, and more. 52 pages, 92 illustrations. By D. C. Waldorf. New Edition.
- Making a simple selfbow
- Design flatbows, recurves, self bows and more
- Sinew backing
- Snakeskins, handle covers and finishes
- Bow strings
- Information on quivers, arrow making and more
- 52 pages with 92 illustrations
” Describing the process of making a bow before a major discussion on the tools that were used or could be used sounds like putting the cart before the horse. However, we have to first understand the nature of the problem before we can solve it and tools are a big part of the solution. The woods you choose to work, or are forced to work because you have no choice, will in some cases dictate what tools you need.”
“With the exception of the aforementioned bow, I have covered virtually all of my sinew backed weapons with rattlesnake skins. Since rattlesnakes are never around when I want them and in my state it’s against the law to kill any snake including rattlers, I buy my skins already tanned. I prefer the dried ones for use with the traditional hide glue.” D.C. Waldorf.