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English Yew Long Bow

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Its not every day that you can get such a fantastic length you english yew to make a longbow.


This was made recently by Will Lord after kindly being allowed to cut down a cared for and pruned yew tree from Rougham estates.

The bow is 76 " in length and draws comfortably to 32 " and has a 68 lb draw weight.


Will has used red deer antler for the nocks,and they sit with a nice balance in colour to the yew that as you can see has a wonderfull balance between the heart wood and the sap wood.


For the handle Will used a leather described as Woodland distressed pig skin, coupled with an antler arrow pass inlaid into the bow limb.

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