Traditional Symmetric Bamboo “Scythia” Bow
The traditional bow Scythia is a stylization of the Scythian bow, which came from Eurasia, 3-5 сentury B.C. This model has a symmetric handle with a leather grip. Scythia is the name of one of the most eminent and powerful kings of Scythia (ca. 429 B.C. – 339 B.C.).
A Scythian bow and a fragment of a quiver Equestrian nomadic settlement area, Eurasia, 5th – 3rd century B.C
The Scythian bow appeared in the Bronze Age in the Eurasian steppes. It was distinguished by its compact size, flexibility and speed of the boom. The bow had a complex composite structure of several parts made of different types of wood, which increased the power and impact force. Sinew and horn were also used to manufacture the frame. The bow tips and grip were rigid whereas the limbs were flexible.
The Scythian bow was popular with nomadic peoples living in Eurasian steppes. It was a main war weapon of the Sarmatians. Such bow was light and thus perfectly suited for horse archery. The rider could freely and quickly turn around in the saddle, showering the opponents with arrows.
The bowstring and fabric case is complete with the bow.
Materials: ash wood + bamboo
String material: Dacron B50
Total length: 51″
The length of the string: 48″
Draw weight: 18-30#
Max. draw length: 25″