The bow was an important weapon of wars before the firearms were not found. Both manufacturing and using a bow is a result of great skill and fine art. Making a good bow requires big patience and takes a long time. The most valuable, solid, and flexible trees are used in their production. An important part of the bow was made of bone. The flexible rope that stretches the bow would be removed from the wrist and the knee of the ox.
Our handmade bows would be 110-140 cm long and the weight is 300-360grams.
20-60 caliber and can be used up to 9 kg traction force
Each arrow are 8mm (5/16) (Send 5) and made of yellow pine
The length of an arrow is 73,5 cm
Contents: Bow + Corkscrew + 5 Arrows + Bow Bag (Blue)
Bows in Turkish Culture
Bow production was very important in Turkish history. Throughout history, Turks have produced various bows in terms of appearance and usage by using different techniques. From the Middle Ages to the 19th century, Turkish archery developed greatly as a shooting technique and martial art.
Archery was carried out as a planned sports activity in the Ottoman Empire after the second half of the 15th century. 34 large squares named Ok Meydanı (means arrow square in English) have been allocated for his purpose. Arrow squares had their own allowances, administrators, and servants, and archers resided and were trained there. Competitions were held in these squares. The tradition still continues in Turkey as an ETNA sport.
Archery in Islam
Archery has an important place in the first years of Islam. For this reason, the importance given to Turkish archery gained a religious meaning after the Turks adopted Islam. It is stated that there are over 40 hadith sheriffs (sentences that Prophet Muhammad said) related to archery in Islam.
“No weapon has surpassed it in benefiting.”