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Pattern Number Name Period Length
#1 "The Straight Bow" 1100 - 1550 28 - 32 inches

#1 - "The Straight Bow" -- Click to see more pictures!
(Bow shown with oval cross-section, optional heavy steel lath and heavy steel stirrup)

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#1 - "The Straight Bow" -- Click to see more pictures!
(Bow shown straight cross-section)

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This is a very common bow throughout medieval and renaissance Europe. It may be rectangular in cross-section (western Europe) or oval in cross-section (central Europe) The stock has a grooved top to guide the quarrels (bolts) and is usually rather plain, The pattern was in use from tenth through sixteenth centuries, with a number of variations.

Standard Features

Standard Choices
(included in base price)

Prices and Options
Base Price for the #1 "Straight Bow" $330.00
Choice of Woods for main body -
(Specify when ordering)
(Included in
base price)
Your choice of wood veneer top -
(Specify when ordering)
(Included in
base price)
Your choice of oval or square cross-section -
(Specify when ordering)
(Specifiy when
ordering)
Tung Oil Finish $30.00
Wooden Lockplates $12.00
Horn Release $95.00
Micarta Overlay $50.00
Micarta-Lined Groove $40.00
Bow Irons $95.00
Basic Sights $30.00
Renaissance Sights $85.00
Steel Lath $80.00