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Offline Mafort

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Assyrian style composite bow.
« on: January 06, 2021, 01:10:56 pm »
Anyone have any information about how these were constructed? Looking to replicate it but I canít seem to find any information about making them

Offline dylanholderman

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Re: Assyrian style composite bow.
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2021, 08:51:31 pm »
isn't it the same as a Egyptian composite?

Offline bownarra

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Re: Assyrian style composite bow.
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2021, 12:15:16 am »
If you could post a picture of the style yuo are looking to replicate I can help.
Basically most hornbows were made the same way, more or less. The materials dictate how to do things.

Offline Mafort

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Re: Assyrian style composite bow.
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2021, 07:20:39 am »
Itís similar to the Egyptian but with longer ears. Itís deflected off the handle and then reflexes from there. I just want to know how I should assemble the core for it. I was thinking of doing and 5 peice core and then Iíd steam bend the maple for the limbs to a curve and then splicing it in at a deflex at the handle.

Offline bownarra

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Re: Assyrian style composite bow.
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2021, 08:12:17 am »
Yes do a 5 piece core. Shape the handle section into the delfex. Splice on straight bending sections. Then splice in the bent tip sections.
Handle around 25mm thick. Bending sections 15mm. Tips around 17mm at thickest point.