To shape the limbs of the bow, a carving adze has had to be made. The shaft is in ash and the adze is carved from antler. It’s been lashed together using red deer leather which has been soaked for 24 hours. This is because on drying the leather clamps everything together tight and helps stop the shaft from splitting during usage. Now all that has to be done is to use it !
Our replicas are currently being created by the very talented Mark Keighley