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-Meare Heath War Bows-
Ancient English Bows

meare heathe english war bow

Ancient war bows from a time before the Druids and the English Long Bows; here depicted with a leather handle and reddish brown stain

Meare Heath War Bows - Ancient English Bows
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A very stable and consistant shooting bow, it has a very different and more grounded feel than any of the other bows on my website, probably due to the very wide limbs and large handle.


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Pic depicting a honey colored meare heathe bow with a plain wooden handle

Custom English Meare Heathe Bow specs and options

This is one of the Replica Ancient war Bows that we offer. It is based on an Artifact from 4,000 years ago found in an English Bog (Meare Heath, England). It dates back to slightly before Stone Henge and differs from english bows of the middle ages with it's wide profile and wrapped limbs.

The sinew and raw hide wrapping on the limbs is thought to be ceremonial as well as fuctional. This bow is ideally suited to shooting hard wood arrows which yeild a high amount of momentum.

Optional Leather handle: If you rather, an arrow rest and leather handle are available on all North Wood Traditional archery bows. The leather is authentic braintanned buckskin.

Colors Available: stains of light brown, Dark Brown, or Reddish brown

Over all Length: Generally this is a bow between 70-74" long, and can be customized further upon request upon consultation.

Wood type: Hickory stave used for blank, retained growth ring on the back of the bow

Primitive string: Three ply artificial sinew hand twisted with a flemish loop on one end. Other end is tied to the lower nock of the bow with a timber hitch.

Draw weight - 35- 75 lb on this bow

Design origin: Ancient England circa 2000 BC, Replica Crafted in Western CT


These bows are hand made and based on the ancient war english bows

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