Bows over the Borders

Hugh Soar takes a look at bow making traditions from Scotland, France and Belgium   The tradition of Scottish bow making, both longbows and crossbows, is ancient and honourable. Makers of hand bows – in Scotland called ‘bowers’ or ‘bowares’ –

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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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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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