About Greenwood Days
The construction of the longbow has changed little since the Middle Ages when the English and Welsh bowmen used their simple yet fearsome weapon to such devastating effect.
The course covers techniques required to shape an ash bow using simple tools (Axe, drawknife, spokeshave and scraper), persuading the wood to bend to a near semi-circle and plating a suitable bowstring. If all works well you will depart with your very own longbow.
The course tutor is David Cotterill a bow maker of over 25 years’ experience.