Found this site while looking for info on NZ woods suitable for long bows. I'm originally from England and I've a great love of the outdoors/bushcraft etc. I'm also the chairman of the English War…Continue
"I'll ask the lads about tawa. I'm not a bowyer myself just a prolific fletcher. From a survival perspective I'm sure most woods would suffice if only for a short period of time. I have made some bows out of bamboo. Some were…"
"We will have more bows made out of Kanuka Rob as its proved itself as suitable wood for big longbows. There are some frets appearing but as far as I know the bow is still doing the business (it lives in Cambridge)."
"Giddy keith, it's awesome and incouraging to hear you had good success with kanuka. Some of the first bows I made were out of kanuka and I had mixed results but am keen to give it another try now I have more experience and bows under my…"
Found this site while looking for info on NZ woods suitable for long bows. I'm originally from England and I've a great love of the outdoors/bushcraft etc. I'm also the chairman of the English War Bow Society NZ which is group dedicated to shooting the massive long bows (we are shooting up to 140lbs at the moment) of the medieval-tudor period. We've discovered that bows of that poundage can be made out of Kanuka. At our latest shoot in Taupo a 137lb Kanuka bow broke all of our current distance…See More