The Holmegaard Bow- Get the Hard-to-find facts!
The author of "Making Traditional Bows" lives only a few miles from where the bow was found.
Imagine moving through the forest with the mighty weapon of the Stone Age hunters in your hand.
Learn how to make the One and Only Holmegaard bow and other flatbows.
- Get the dimensions of the original Holmegaard bow - The oldest complete bow found worldwide.
Included in the e-book are: Step-by-step instructions, useful video clips and many priceless color photos. Plus - BONUS action video clips - See the author shoot and test the Holmegaard flatbow.
“Making Traditional Bows”E-book by Chris Münkel MD
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How to make a Holmegaard bow and a flatbow
Learn how to make the Holmegaard bow and a flatbow from a single piece of wood just like it was done 8000 - 9000 years ago in Stone Age Europe.
Every part of making the Holmegaard flatbow is covered and explained to the last detail with illustrative color photos, video clips and easy-to-follow instructions. From picking out the wood, marking out, cutting out, and tillering the bow (making the bow bend right) to applying the finish.
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About The Holmegaard bow
The Holmegaard bow was found in Denmark at a place called Holmegaard (surprise), only a few miles from where the author of the all-in-one e-book "Making Traditional Bows" lives. Thus, you have a unique opportunity to learn more about the Holmegaard flatbow(s). An entire chapter in the book is dedicated to the Holmegaard bow. Among other things you will find out what one of the first people to lay hands and eyes on these very old bows wrote about them in 1945.
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The design of the Holmegaard bow
The design of the Holmegaard bow is also referred to as a flatbow design. When making a bow this design is very versatile and forgiving in regard to both the quality and the strength of the wood being used.
With the aid of a former archeologist at the National Museum of Denmark the author has obtained the dimensions of the complete Holmegaard bow based on the most resent (2010) measurements.
In the e-book the author makes a replica of the old flatbow, which is afterwards shot and tested in one of the many video clips included in the e-book.
Sometimes the Holmegaard bows and those alike are referred to as primitive bows.