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on 1 August 2003
This is surely the best book ever written about the subject. It contains everything you need to know in order to build traditional bows, whether you're an experienced craftsman or a complete novice.
It's also an engrossing, utterly fascinating read for anybody interested in any aspect of archery, whether technical, social or historical. The section on bow design, explaining how bows work and what makes a good one, is worth the money on its own.
Even if you haven't the slightest intention of setting plane to plank, if you're at all interested in bows and arrows, this is a book you must buy. Above all, it's written with wonderfully infectious enthusiasm, warmth and wit by men who live for the joy of the bent stick.
A superb book which has given me a great deal of pleasure