Making a longbow in only two days? No sweat! In their two-day workshops, the bowmakers team of Kunst-Griff introduced many enthusiastic beginners to the basics of making a wooden longbow –demonstrating each action step by step, in a comprehensible and clear way. This compact book, now in color, brings their workshop to you! Covering basic topics like ideal wood selection and the individual parts of a longbow, as well as more advanced construction like tillering, leather grips, bow stringers, Flemish splices and bowyer’s knots in detail, this guide provides you with the basics to get started with the fascinating hobby of bow making.
Over a period of 11 years, the authors have made hundreds of traditional wooden longbows, English longbows, Holmegaard bows, Meare Heath bows, flatbows, and conducted countless workshops. For health reasons they had to close this chapter in their lives in 2016. The presented books about bow-making reflect their passion and dedication for working with wood and building bows.