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Longbow and Flatbow
Archery, Learning

Longbow and Flatbow

What's the difference? The longbow and the flat bow were used since ancient times. They date from the Paleolithic era and they are most well known as the bows used by Native Americans and Medieval English archers. The first book written about archery in the English language was published in 1545, and dedicated to King Henry VIII. Both longbow and flat bow are simple straight pieces of wood bent only by the string. Longbow photo used with permission by Bigstock Photo The longbow shaft is a single piece of wood, straight, without a curved top and bottom. It is half round in shape when seen in profile, or D-shaped if you were look at a cross section of the wood. Because of this roundness, only the limbs bend, while the center section of the bow remains more or less straight. Cert...