Others are kits that we build from a variety of different components. Usually by those that have not yet ‘seen the light’.
But remember; these kits are just a small selection of what is possible. Compound bows are designed for maximum accuracy and are the latest development in archery equipment.
If you want to be Olympic champion, you’ve got to look at recurve bows.
Still the most popular style of archery in the UK, recurve archery is accessible by people of all abilities and is usually the first bow an archer will learn on.
The oldest bows known so far come from the Holmegård swamp in Denmark.
Bows eventually replaced the spear-thrower as the predominant means for launching shafted projectiles, on every continent except Australasia, though spear-throwers persisted alongside the bow in parts of the Americas, notably Mexico and among the Inuit.
north of Hamburg, Germany and dates from the late Paleolithic, about 10,000–9000 BC.It was only a few days later that the Native American came by and spent a few days there with me.He told me to move my camp just a little further north and I would be on Indian land and that I could live there and not be bothered by the rangers because they had no jurisdiction there.The arrows were made of pine and consisted of a mainshaft and a 15–20 centimetres (5.9–7.9 inches) long fore shaft with a flint point.There are no definite earlier bows; previous pointed shafts are known, but may have been launched by spear-throwers rather than bows.