Traditional

Native Bow Woods

Pip Bickerstaffe looks at the different woods native to the UK that can be used for making bows, and the advantages, disadvantages, and characteristics of each I first started making bows while I was still at school, having started archery

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A Mystery Revived

Hugh D. Soar examines arrows from the past, and reveals what they might be able to show us about historical warfare and craftsmanship Traditional archery is not noted for mystery, but certain items recovered from the ‘Mary Rose’ have had

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The first York

Jan Sachers – archer and historian – reveals the unique history of the York round and the development of national competition     The second half of the 18th century saw the resurrection of archery as a pastime and sport

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In praise of the barebow archer

Roy Rose argues that the recognition barebow archers get doesn’t correlate to the skill required for this division A number of the world’s finest archers continue to achieve superlative results with very little recognition, and without enjoying the profile of

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A Mystery Revived

Hugh D. Soar examines arrows from the past, and reveals what they might be able to show us about historical warfare and craftsmanship   Traditional archery is not noted for mystery, but certain items recovered from the ‘Mary Rose’ have

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The First York

Jan Sachers – archer and historian – reveals the unique history of the York round and the development of national competition The second half of the 18th century saw the resurrection of archery as a pastime and sport for English

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Judgement time

Considering taking on an unmarked field round? Alex Tyler explains how to start judging distances   Shooting over unmarked distances is the area where the difference between field and target archery is most obvious. Target archery tests the archer’s ability

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Building bows

Got a budding bowyer in the family? A new book from German historian and craftsman Wulf Hein shows you how to build a starter bow. Angelika Hornig asks the questions Wulf Hein is a craftsman specialising in the reconstruction of historical

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The Archer’s Paradox and modern bows

You’ve heard the phrase, but what does it actually mean? Dave Egalton explains it may have a narrower application than previously thought

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Learning the longbow

If you’re interested in getting into traditional archery, Pip Bickerstaffe starts to outline some of the techniques involved in learning to shoot the longbow. This time, planning, warming up, and learning the draw

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