The Traditional Bowyers Encyclopedia

The Traditional Bowyers Encyclopedia

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by Dan Bertalan
     
 

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Expert bowhunter and archery traditionalist Dan Bertalan has compiled the most complete bowmaking text available today. By traveling coast to coast and consulting America’s top bowmakers, he has gathered the best information on how to build your own recurve longbow, improve your hunting skills, care properly for a bow, and more. Including descriptive…  See more details below

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Expert bowhunter and archery traditionalist Dan Bertalan has compiled the most complete bowmaking text available today. By traveling coast to coast and consulting America’s top bowmakers, he has gathered the best information on how to build your own recurve longbow, improve your hunting skills, care properly for a bow, and more. Including descriptive photographs, diagrams, a complete glossary of terms, and reviews of particular bows that include draw/force measurements and hand-shot arrow speeds, this illuminating book will provide hunters, collectors, and others with invaluable insight into this specialized world.

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This substantial revision of the author's 1989 Traditional Bowyers of Americapresents an in-depth view of some of the best-known bowyers in the country, with precise information on how they are influencing the craft of handmade bows and arrows and the sport of traditional archery. Bertalan, who has produced numerous other books on the subject, including Bowhunting Fireside Tales, the popular Bowhunting's Whitetails Master: The Techniques, Secrets and Successes of the Most Skilled Whitetail Bowhunters in America, and Traditional Bowyers of America: The Bowhunting and Bowmaking World of the Nation's Top Crafters of Longbows and Recurves, writes in a manner that will please both the novice and the pro. The novice archer will appreciate the accessible introduction to the sport and the useful glossary of terms, while the seasoned archer will find this the ideal resource for information on how bowyers are approaching their trade and craft; what different elements and criteria they use in the design of bows and arrows; the different types of bows being made; and the diverse techniques used in the design and hand crafting. Including more than 200 black-and-white photographs, the work provides tips to improve one's technique and is full of stories by bowhunting legends and experts. A bonus is the list of addresses of all bowyers featured.
—Luis J. Gonzalez

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781628730128
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
07/17/2007
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
576
Sales rank:
966,192
File size:
39 MB
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