Despite the newest technical achievements that come in the form of compound bows and crossbows, many people still want to own a more traditional bows, the one that has been used throughout history to win major battles, the classic longbow.
Quite a few craftsmen have nowadays begun to revive the ancient arts of bow-making, however not all of them are a genuine article so care should be taken when deciding which of the longbows for sale should you choose. Some of these models may look alright at first glance, but later when you try to shoot them, they perform miserably. That is because some manufacturers take shortcuts and are not as careful in choosing the right wood for their long bows as they should be. Not every yew or hickory tree is the same; the quality of wood depends on many factors, such as climate and altitude, so it can get quite expensive to find good wood.
We will provide you with some links to the longbow kits that had good reviews by those who bought them. I hope that one of these longbows for sale will stir the primeval archer in you.
Hungarian style Handmade Longbow Flagella Recurve HorsebowIf you want a traditional longbow that’s not too expensive while still retaining accuracy and power you should consider this Hungarian Handmade Flagella Horsebow, it’s available in 30-60 lbs. of draw weight and is really as good as they come in this price range.
English Longbow for Sale
Perhaps the most famous model throughout history is of course the classic English longbow and not surprisingly the art of crafting them has survived to this day. Not all of them are genuine tough, so we have once again provided you with links so you can easily find an English longbow for sale that won’t disappoint.
Classic English LongbowThe first one on our list is made by Rudderbows Archery and is again quite a decent bow for its price. The model is made to be as historically accurate as possible and when you shoot it you will understand why the Classic English Longbow has its reputation.
Hunting Longbow Brown Cow Leather Hungarian StyleThis impressive model has a draw weight of 30 to 70lbs. The measures at Length of 148cm, String Length of 131cm, and Draw Length of 28 inches and Safe Draw Length of 33 inches. It is handmade with combined materials of wood, glass steel, cow leather, and Beech.
Finding quality traditional longbows for sale can prove quite difficult with all the fakes out there, but there are still some craftsmen who stayed true to the traditional ways of making them and for me it was quite surprising to find that a well made traditional longbow can hold its own against the ones made from modern materials. They are actually pretty well suited for beginners as well since once you master a traditional longbow, you can shoot with pretty much any one you want. I hope that this guide will inspire some of you try more traditional forms of archery, as a great deal can be learned from the origins of this sport.