RE: [SCA-Archery] Question
- A take down bow is generally one more suited for travel than a one piece
bow. Take downs can take a number of diffferent shapes. Possibly the most
common is a riser that has the two limbs bolted to it. The limbs are taken
off the riser for a smaller, 3 piece package. This type can also offer the
advantage of purchasing different weight limbs for either a heavier or
lighter pull weight without having to buy a complete second bow. Another
type of take down is where a sleeve is built into the center of a longbow
that enables the bow to come apart into two pieces. Again, easier to travel
with two short pieces than one long one.
This page at 3Rivers Archery has a couple of take downs shown
This link has a picture of the sleeve type
This is under the Bow Building Supplies section.
If the link doesn't work just go to http://www.3riversarchery.com/ and enter
the Shop Now section. From there go to Bows and you'll find a few different
take downs in various makes and models.
Hope that helps, Taillear
> -----Original Message-----
> From: fortunata_trb [mailto:fortunata_trb@...]
> Sent: Tuesday, July 23, 2002 11:37 AM
> To: SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [SCA-Archery] Question
> What is a Take-down bow, and could you send me a link to where I
> could view one?