Bow and arrow technology is at least 10,000 years old.
Bow and arrow technology allowed our ancestors to accurately hunt from a distance and can be easily and quickly reloaded. People all over the world adapted their local materials to create amazing weapons using the same basic principles.
Students in this workshop will:
- Learn the different properties of different types of trees,
- How to identify and select trees that possess the best quality for self-bows,
- How to fell, split, and store/season staves,
- How to make and tiller a bow.
Depending on individual needs courses can be created to include time for primitive bowstring production.
I have been making long-bows for years (actually I made Christina one for our 1st anniversary), but the real challenge came when I was in Mongolia filming the Great Human Race.
I asked my Director for 24 hours to go from start to finish from downing the tree to crafting a long-bow to shooting it and getting my dinner of Hare!
I did it and I can teach you how too!