On 28/08/2012, Oblio of Abertwidr <oblio.of.abertwidr@...
> On 28/08/2012, denise_diederich <denise_diederich@...> wrote:
>> Although making bows sounds interesting, my challenge was to find a
>> reasonably priced recurve in the 35 lb weight range that had some
>> interesting wood. Most of what I'm seeing is either plain looking, too
>> a draw, or too expensive!
>> --- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, "denise_diederich"
>> <denise_diederich@...> wrote:
>>> Any thoughts out there about Greatree Bows? AndoverArchery.com
>>> Maren of Vidvei
>>> Barony of Twin Moons
>>> Kingdon of Atenveldt
> What type of bow are you seeking?
> If an American Flatbow type of bow, then the Samick SLB69 looks nice
> and shoots well. I have a 35lb one, that I have shot targets at 70m
> (about 80 yards), way beyond the SCA Target Archery distances.
> My wife has a 30lb Samick SKB50, which has been complimented on its
> looks (as had my 35lb SLB69), and which is legal for Combat Archery,
> and, is legal for the Period Handbow division of the IKAC.
> Both bows are inexpensive, and have good reputations, and look nice.
> I generally shoot English Longbow style bows (I generally shoot off
> the hand, even though it is not as consistent or accurate as shooting
> off the bow, but it is more fun), and these come in various different
> appearances and price ranges. They can be inexpensive, from around
> 100USD, up to about 1500-2000USD, depending on the bowmaker and the
> wood(s) involved.
> And, then, there are the primitive bows; such as the Holmegaard Bow
> style bows (the Holmegaard Bow is believed to be about 9,000 years
> old, from memory), and the Meare Heath Bow style bows.
> I have a Holmegaard Bow style bow, that I have not yet shot, which is
> relatively inexpensive (under 200USD). These bows, due to their
> design, are reputed to be more efficient than a modern recurve bow.
> So, the type of bow that you seek, would be useful.
> Oblio the Unregistered,
> Heretic of Abertwidr
> of the Western Shores
> In the Kingdom of Lochac
> Per fructu, non folii
> "Obsequium parit amicos; veritas parit odium"
> - Marcus Tullius Cicero (106BCE -43BCE)
> "Imprimisque hominis est propria veri inquisitio atque investigatio"
> -"The first duty of [hu]man is the seeking after and investigation of
> - Cicero (as above)
> "There is no religion higher than truth"
> - Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1831CE - 1891CE)
After having just written and sent my message above, I saw the
inclusion of the word "recurve".
If you want a modern recurve style bow, I can't help with that.
However, it could be worth you looking at the Samick SKB50 - it is a
50" horsebow, which is recurved, and has a good reputation. And, a
30lb one would be quite adequate, I believe, for the SCA.
Oblio the Unregistered,
Heretic of Abertwidr
of the Western Shores
In the Kingdom of Lochac
Per fructu, non folii
"Obsequium parit amicos; veritas parit odium"
- Marcus Tullius Cicero (106BCE -43BCE)
"Imprimisque hominis est propria veri inquisitio atque investigatio"
-"The first duty of [hu]man is the seeking after and investigation of truth."
- Cicero (as above)
"There is no religion higher than truth"
- Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1831CE - 1891CE)