This bow is a beautiful piece of history that is great for reenactors, target shooting and hunting. This bow meets the classic 8/5 rule for historical shoots and feels great in the hand. This is the essence of what a bow should be; simple, smooth, and fun to shoot. Brown leather handle wrap for comfort and finished with a clear, durable polyurethane finish. The solid hickory bow is one tough hunting partner that can take the punishment of the outdoors.
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Posted by B in Virginia on 30th Aug 2016
I purchased the Classic English Longbow as a way to get into traditional archery without a huge financial leap. I have only shot a compound bow for over 20 years at 70# draw so I went with the 40-45 pound draw as a way to get form right before trying to move up in weight to a hunting traditional bow.
The bow arrived in proper packaging and is of good finish and has no knots or imperfections. Once strung, I immediately got into the groove of shooting off the hand and found it very relaxing. The bow fires well and is smooth and quiet. The shots are accurate and this bow does not seem to "stack" or vibrate. I will be ordering more bows through crowshead, the thought of cables makes me cringe, now.