Recurve Bows

A recurve bow has tips that curve away from the archer when the bow is unstrung. By one technical definition, the difference between recurve and other bows is that the string touches sections of the limbs of recurve bows when the bow is strung. A recurve bow stores more energy than an equivalent straight-limbed bow, potentially giving a greater amount of cast to the arrow.

A recurve will permit a shorter bow than the simple bow for a given arrow energy and this form was often preferred by archers in environments where long weapons could be cumbersome, such as in brush and forest terrain, or while on horseback. By contrast, the traditional straight longbow tends to "stack"—that is, the required draw force increases more rapidly per unit of draw length as the string is drawn back.

Recurved limbs also put greater strain on the materials used to make the bow, and they may make more noise with the shot. Extreme recurve may make the bow unstable when being strung. An unstrung recurve bow can have a confusing shape and many Native American weapons, when separated from their original owners and cultures, were incorrectly strung backwards and destroyed when attempts were made to shoot them.

Archery Traditional hunting Longbow 40# Leather Recurve bow+ String
Archery Traditional hunting Longbow 40# Leather Recurve bow+ String
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Archery Traditional hunting Longbow 40# Nice Bow Recurve bow+ String
Archery Traditional hunting Longbow 40# Nice Bow Recurve bow+ String
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Darton #30 Recurve Hunting Bow
Darton #30 Recurve Hunting Bow
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Samick Devastator T/D Recurve Bow 62
Samick Devastator T/D Recurve Bow 62"/55# RH - New
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Samick Stingray Recurve Bow 58
Samick Stingray Recurve Bow 58"/60# LH - New
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MINTY INDIAN ARCHERY
MINTY INDIAN ARCHERY "COCHISE RECURVE BOW #262-60" 45#~VERY NICE 1960'S VINTAGE
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VINTAGE BEAR RECURVE (TAKEDOWN) MINUTEMAN BOW, VERY GOOD CONDITION, DATED 1970
VINTAGE BEAR RECURVE (TAKEDOWN) MINUTEMAN BOW, VERY GOOD CONDITION, DATED 1970
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Vintage Bear
Vintage Bear "GRIZZLY" Recurve Bow Deer Hunting RH 40# 58" Old Fred
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BEAUTIFUL JAGUAR RECURVE BOW 60
BEAUTIFUL JAGUAR RECURVE BOW 60" 43# RH WOW VERY NICE
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Samick Sage T/D Recurve Bow 62
Samick Sage T/D Recurve Bow 62"/45# RH
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VINTAGE BEAR  GRIZZLY RIGHT HAND  RECURVE BOW
VINTAGE BEAR GRIZZLY RIGHT HAND RECURVE BOW
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Samick Polaris Recurve Bow Kit 54
Samick Polaris Recurve Bow Kit 54"/26# RH
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Samick Sage T/D Recurve Bow 62
Samick Sage T/D Recurve Bow 62"/35# RH
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VINTAGE RECURVE BOW BEN PEARSON COUGAR 7050 RH 45# 28
VINTAGE RECURVE BOW BEN PEARSON COUGAR 7050 RH 45# 28"
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Ben Pearson Cougar #40 28
Ben Pearson Cougar #40 28" Right Hand Recurve Bow 64" Long Hunting
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VINTAGE RECURVE BOW MOHAWK INDIAN ARCHERY 261-52
VINTAGE RECURVE BOW MOHAWK INDIAN ARCHERY 261-52" RH 55#
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