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35423Composite v self bows

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  • richard johnson
    Apr 23, 2014
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      The composite recurve has been around almost forever.  Egypt had them, the chinese had them even the Romans had them.
      It is generally in Western & northern Europe that the self-bow is used.
      Why?
       
      Was it because the self "long"bow was so easy and cheap to build that noone went to the effort of making composite bows?
      Is it because those nations that made composite bows had no decent wood for self-bows?
       
      Is there any real advantage for the one over the other than it's freakishly difficult to use a Longbow from a running horse?

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