A Handmade Longbow

Neeman Tools, maker of hand-forged woodworking tools and knives, will soon be selling handmade longbows. Here's a great video they made of a bowyer crafting one.

The Birth Of A Weapon. Part I. English longbow making. from John Neeman Tools on Vimeo.

H/t Popular Mechanics


tyreea said...

Extraordinary. Thanks.
I would not have expected to see the bends in the bow that late in the production cycle, but it certainly looked strong enough to take the stress when it was finished.

Eric Blair said...

You can't afford it.

Tom said...

Luckily for me, right now I don't need one. I really just enjoyed watching the process and craftsmanship.

raven said...

Make it. Break it, and make another. Lots of instruction available.

Eric Blair said...

yeah, but Yew is not common. Now, on ebay, you can find guys making $45 40lb D shaped bows from Florida hickory, and throw in a flemish twist bowstring to boot.

Even my unskilled an untalented self can put an arrow on a target at 100 yars with one of those.

I should probably practice more.

Ymar Sakar said...

The Hunger Games really made archery popular amongst the audience youth.