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DRAKE English longbow - Osage - 74" - 26-80 lbs
As a typical English longbow with a pronounced D-shape, DRAKE´s comes with a newer traditional bow. Produced as a three-layer, Victorian longbow, it combines the bow manufacturing art of this time with high-quality materials of modern times. The side of the bow facing the shooter is made of high-quality Osage Orangewood, while the opposite side is made of Bitternut Hickory and the intermediate layer of bamboo wood. This sophisticated construction made of three different layers of wood makes it stronger and more durable.
Osage orange wood:
Maclura pomifera or commonly called Osage Orange has many other names, such as milk orange tree. This tree originates from North America and is found in Europe only in the Carpathian Basin. The milk orange tree grows as a deciduous tree with thorn-reinforced branches and forms fruits that change from a green to a yellow-green colour with increasing maturity and develop a faint odour reminiscent of oranges.
In bow manufacturing, Osage Orange is a very popular wood because its heartwood combines flexibility, hardness and torsional stiffness in an excellent way.
The bow has a length of 74" and is suitable as a classic longbow without bow window for right- and left-hand shooters. The grip area is covered with leather and is particularly handy. The tips of the bow are a special eye-catcher because they are made of dark horn and have a pointed shape. The bows´ individual characteristics depend on the natural materials and craftsmanship used for production. The resulting draw weights are therefore not given as exact values, but can only be specified and selected in smaller draw weight ranges.
Bow length: 74" (approx. 188cm)
Draw weight: 26-80 lbs
Brace height: 7.5" (approx. 19cm)
max. draw length: 32"
Material: Osage Orange, Bitternut, Bamboo
Tips: not suitable for Fast Flight
Bow with string