The Viking bows we made are inspired by the famous Hedeby bows (Haithabu) . At Hedeby some longbows were found with similar characteristics.
The Viking bows have a side nock at the top and a glued notch at the bottom nock.
Our Viking bows are tillered to come round compass and are usually made from one single piece of Hickory (although we have made a version with rawhide backings and from laminated tropical hardwoods, as well as solid yew and solid Osage.)
The Viking bows are usually 76 inches long and fit for a max draw length of 32 inches.
High gloss, semi-gloss varnish or an oil based finish, and a full leather handstitched grip make this bow something you want to have. The bow comes complete with B-50 Dacron Flemish inlaid string.
- Based on archeological finds
- Solid Hickory flatbow
- Leather handstitched grip
- B-50 Dacron Flemish inlaid bowstring
- 27 lbs draw weight at 28 inches draw length