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Here at Heart of the Lion Custom Bows we only make bows for our customers.
I will warrenty all my bows for 6 months. if it breaks i will replace it at half off the price of the bow you bout.
We would like our customers to also understand the time period and where they orginally came from.
English Style Longbows
In continental Europe it was generally seen as any bow longer than 1.2 m (4 ft). The Royal Antiquaries Society of Great Britain says it is of 5 or 6 feet (1.5 or 1.83 m) in length. Richard Bartelot, of the Royal Artillery Institution, said that the bow was of yew, 6 feet (1.83 m) long, with a 3 foot (914 mm) arrow. Gaston Phoebus, in 1388, wrote that a longbow should be "of yew or boxwood, seventy inches [1.78 m] between the points of attachment for the cord". Historian Jim Bradbury said they were an average of about 5 feet and 8 inches.
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Below are some of the longbows that Heart of the Lion makes for Renaissance Faires and for personal use.