One of the oldest European bow designs; there are several elm examples of this Danish 'primitive' bow.
The example shown on the left is a 'self' bow made from English Elm. The principles of the design are taken to extremes in the Mollegabet bow of a similar date, which I am shown shooting below.
It has excellent shooting qualities with the benefits of a flatbow section near the grip, and a slimmer, longbow style section at the outer limb.
Contact me to discuss what woods are available -occasionally this includes elm. I currently have some American Red Elm in stock.
Above: Holmegaard bow made for the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
(Photograph courtesy of the Ashmolean)
PRICES FROM £370
eg Elm Holmegaard with leather grip £410
Prehistoric style arrows also available
DELIVERY: due to problems with various couriers, collection in person is preferred. It also gives the archer a chance to try the bow at my range.
ABOVE: an Elm Mollegabet at full draw
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