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In Hungary, traditional archery and bow making craftsmanship is still alive. Bowyers like Csaba Grózer and Zoltán Tóth craft replicas as close to the original as possible.

These master bowyers reproduce authentic recurve bows, found in 10th century graves by archaeologists in the 1920's.

Our traditional bow store, founded in 2000, has the best quality bows available. We are located in Hungary, EU and we have contact with all the Hungarian traditional bowyers and accessory crafters.

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We have various recreational and hunting bows. When shopping, our staff will help you choose the best bow for you.

See what is on stock and what can be ordered.

Our shop specializes in traditional hand-made Hungarian, Mongolian, Scythian, Turkish, Hun, Roman, Avar, Assyrian, Crimean-Tatar and Pecheneg recurve bows.

We have both synthetic-based and natural bows and accessories. Enter our online archery store.

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Original Scythian recurve bow

Traditional Scythian recurve bow
made by Tóth Zoltán

Draw length: 28"
Draw weight: #25-55

Price: $200 + $45 shipping

Synthetic-based, natural leather covered bow, tips are made of wood. Sturdy, long-lasting bow fit especially for beginners and casual archers.

You can choose from almost any color for the leather parts. Our staff will recommend you the ideal draw weight based on your physique, expertise and the use of the bow.

Original Hungarian recurve bow

Traditional Mongolian recurve bow
made by Tóth Zoltán

Draw length: 29"
Draw weight: #25-70

Price: $240 + $45 shipping

Synthetic-based, natural leather covered bow, tips are made of wood. Sturdy, long-lasting bow fit especially for beginners and casual archers.

You can choose from almost any color for the leather parts. Our staff will recommend you the ideal draw weight based on your physique, expertise and the use of the bow.

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Original Hungarian recurve bowTraditional Hungarian recurve bow
made by Tóth Zoltán

Draw length: 29"
Draw weight: #25-70

Price: $240 + $45 shipping

Synthetic-based, natural leather covered bow, tips are made of wood. Sturdy, long-lasting bow fit especially for beginners and casual archers.

You can choose from almost any color for the leather parts. Our staff will recommend you the ideal draw weight based on your physique, expertise and the use of the bow.

Recurve archery historical background

The Europeans first met Magyar (Hungarian) archers during the 862 Pannonian campaign. By 10th century A.D. the Hungarians were raiding Europe with their fast horses at their will. The most advanced weapon of the time was the energy-storing recurve reflex bow. Its shooting distance was at least twice as long as the western bow's. Because of this our ancestors were able to engage the enemy from a safe distance.

The story goes that a Turkish jannisar once shoot across the Bosporus, which is 900 metres (1000 yards) in width.

These types of reflex bows were widely used by the various people who were riding their horses from Mongolia to the Carpathians in the inlands of Eurasia. They were the Schytians, the Huns, the Avars, the Sarmatians, the Kuns, the Pechenegs, etc..


Traditional Avar recurve bow

Traditional Avar recurve bow
Traditional Bashkir recurve bow

Traditional Bashkir recurve bow
Traditional Hun recurve bow

Traditional Hun recurve bow
Traditional Hungarian recurve bow

Traditional Hungarian recurve bow


Traditional bow usage 101

Before you do any target practice, make sure there are no people or fragile objects in the direction you are aiming.

Never shoot an arrow straight up into the air.

Don't draw and release the string of a recurve bow without an arrow.

Never lean on the bow when braced.

After use, take the string off. After extended use the string may get thready and need waxing. When waxing pull the wax onto the string with fast motions.

Never leave a braced bow in direct hot sun or in a car that's very hot. If your traditional bow gets very hot e.g. having been carried in car summer always wait until it cools down before drawing.

Do not ever shoot the arrow in hard surfaces including wood.

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Traditional Mongolian recurve bow

Traditional Mongolian recurve bow
Traditional Roman recurve bow

Traditional Roman recurve bow
Traditional Scythian recurve bow

Traditional Scythian recurve bow
Traditional Turkish recurve bow

Traditional Turkish recurve bow


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