DRAKE Husar - 58 inches - 26-60 lbs - Hungarian Horsebow

Item number: L144+FDMA

Category: Horse Bows

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DRAKE Husar - 58" - 26-60 lbs - Hungarian Horse Bow

The horse bow was originally developed in Asia. The best known archers are the Huns and Mongols, who have used this prototype of bow manufactured over centuries. The horse bows were, as the name suggests, designed and perfect for shooting from horses. After all, when riding on horseback, space is limited and the mounted warrior had to remain agile in order to survive or hunt successfully. On contrary to the typical Western European bows, like the English longbow, horse bows do not consist of one piece but are always composed of several parts. For example, wood was used which was glued and reinforced with horn, strings and bones to build a strongly reflective bow which was short enough to shoot from the horse and which could guarantee long pull-outs and fast arrow speeds.

This almost perfect bow spread worldwide in the course of history and other peoples also developed their horse bows, which did not differ significantly in their basic function, but each represented its own variants. In Europe, it is above all the Magyars (Hungarians) who enjoy an excellent reputation as riders, shooters and bowmakers, and who shaped the horse bow and the shooting of horses.

The Hungarian Husar by DRAKE is a modern horse bow that follows tradition and is constructed as a multi-pieces bow. Made of several layers of wood with the outer layers of ash, black poplar, zebrano or yew and the core of maple wood, the bow is not only soft to the touch but also allows the typical draw length of up to 32". The limbs ends are put on and clearly more strongly trained. The transition between the flat limbs and the thicker tips is also wrapped with thread. The grip is additionally wrapped with leather and therefore very handy.

However, the already mentioned outer laminates made of special woods give the DRAKE Husar its individual look and give it a different character. The choice is yours:

  • Zebrano:
    The wood Zebrano gives the bow an interesting appearance with its distinct grain with regular dark stripes and is particularly pleasing to lovers of light-coloured woods.
  • Yew:
    Yew is one of the most traditional woods in bow making, which probably had its greatest use in the Middle Ages when longbows were the standard weapon of the English army. Even today, this wood is still used for bow making. The warm colour and fine structure of the wood is particularly beautiful.
  • Ash:
    Due to its positive characteristics, ash wood is one of the most important useful woods. It is always used when elasticity, toughness and strength are required. For this reason, ash wood has always been used in the construction of sports equipment, such as crossbars, bats or bows.
  • Black poplar:
    The black poplar is widespread in Central Europe and gives the bow a special appearance. Especially the burl wood has brown burl eyes and a clear and very decorative pattern.

And as special as the bow is, as individual are the characteristics of the natural material wood and its craftsmanship. The resulting draw weights are therefore not specified as exact values, but can only be specified and selected in smaller draw weight ranges.

Suitable for right-handed and left-handed shooters.

Technical data:
Bow length: 58"
Draw weight: 26-60 lbs
max. draw length: 32"
Brace height: 7 - 7.5"


Delivery include:
1 piece

Bow Length:
Shipping weight:
1,00 Kg
Product weight:
0,80 Kg
Right or left-hand?


Determination of the draw hand

The draw hand is the hand that pulls the string. This means that a right-hand bow is held in the left hand and pulled out with the right hand.

The determination of the personal draw hand has far less to do with whether one is left or right-hand than one might initially assume. Rather, it is a matter of determining the dominant eye. The dominant eye is used for targeting. This automatically results in the draw hand.

The term "dominant eye" refers to the eye the visual information of which superimposes everything. If a shooter would try to aim with the other eye, he would have to pinch the dominant eye.

There are two ways to determine the dominant eye: On the one hand, it is the eye that is generally preferred, for example when looking through the viewfinder of a camera, through the spyhole or similar situations. On the other hand, there is a small exercise with which the dominant eye can be determined beyond doubt:

  • The arms are stretched out and with thumb and index fingers of both hands, a triangle is formed.
  • The triangle is used to target a small target, such as a power socket or a cabinet knob. This object is focused.
  • The hands are now slowly moved towards the face without the target being taken out of focus.
  • The triangle of thumb and index fingers will automatically incline to one half of the face and the dominant eye will lie within it.

If eye and hand dominance do not match, the bow should still be selected according to eye dominance. The arms can easily be trained on the new draw hand, the eye cannot.

More information about the choice of the right bow type, the right draw weight and the right arrows can be found here:

A short introduction to archery


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