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The American Longbow

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Like The Best Made Axe, the American Longbow is a timeless instrument fabricated around a hickory core, harvested locally
in the USA.

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Featuring a hickory core with a bubinga riser.

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Leather wrapped grip and
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Black fiberglass laminate.

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Reinforced limb tips.

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Ships in a hand-made wooden crate, securely packed in wood wool.

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The American Longbow

The American Longbow, favored by the most storied archers in recorded history. Whether chosen as an introduction to archery or for the pursuit of mastery, our string-follow Longbow offers unparalleled accuracy and smooth shooting.

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The American Longbow, favored by the most storied archers in recorded history. Whether chosen as an introduction to archery or for the pursuit of mastery, our string-follow Longbow offers unparalleled accuracy and smooth shooting.

Story

Favored by the most storied archers in recorded history, the American Longbow is an object of grace and power. Whether chosen as an introduction to archery or for the pursuit of mastery, our string-follow Longbow offers unparalleled accuracy and smooth shooting.

This is the bow that every generation learns with, and the bow that reconnects a seasoned archer with the romance of casting arrows. Unencumbered by technical aids, the American Longbow patiently teaches true form. Without sights, pulleys, or counterweights, the archer learns an instinctive style, shooting naturally and with grace. The release of a string-follow bow is forgiving and dependable, allowing for versatility on the range and in the field. The bow does not strain to pull the string past its centerline, resulting in a comfortable and confident feel in the hand.

Like The Best Made Axe, the American Longbow is a timeless instrument fabricated around a hickory core, harvested locally in the USA. Black fiberglass laminates and bubinga risers add power and beauty for an elegant merger that is equally effective on the range as it is on the hunt.

Selecting a Draw Weight

A bow’s draw weight is determined by the construction of the limbs. Typically, the more layers in the limb laminate, the heavier the draw weight. Though it is tempting to reach for the most powerful bow available, the sport of archery requires muscles not typically used. It is crucial to develop these muscles along with technique, and over-bowing will lead to an unpleasant and disappointing experience. A new archer will learn quickest on a light bow, and will be encouraged to continue the pursuit.

25# - Choose this bow as an introduction to archery, or for casual backyard shooting that anyone can enjoy.

35# - Intermediate target bow, average for female archers. For those who are already comfortable with shooting technique.

45# - Average for experienced male archers, legal for most hunting. It will take several months of practice before a new archer can attempt this weight.

If you are interested in a custom weight, please contact us: contact@bestmadeco.com

Specs
  • Length: 66"
  • String-follow
  • Reinforced tips
  • Flemish twist low-stretch string
  • Securely ships in a handmade wooden crate
  • Bow stringer included
Materials
  • Hickory core
  • Black fiberglass laminate
  • Bubinga riser
  • Calf hair arrow rest
  • Brass nock point
  • Black hand-stitched leather grip
Origin
  • Handmade in the USA
In the Field

Picinguaba, Brazil. Spring 2016. Photo by Christina Holmes.

Maroon Bells, Colorado. Fall 2015. Photo by Forest Woodward.

Maroon Bells, Colorado. Fall 2015. Photo by Forest Woodward.