The bow is one of the most widely used weapons in human history. Traditionally, bows were made from strong, yet flexible materials such as wood, plant fibers, animal byproducts. Historically, bows were used by hunters and warriors as an instrument of both survival and war. While many civilizations still rely on the long-range capabilities of these devices, today archery has become a popular recreational sport.
This bow is a Longbow, which was highly popular in medieval Europe especially in England, where it was precisely implemented against French forces. Typically, a longbow is equal in length to the height of its user and is slightly recurved. While capable of delivering accurate fire to single targets, the longbow was ideally used in a volley against a mass of enemies.
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