Kansas MemoryKansas Memory

Kansas Historical SocietyKansas Historical Society

Recurved Bow - Page

To order images and/or obtain permission to use them commercially, please contact the KSHS Reference Desk at KSHS.reference@ks.gov or 785-272-8681, ext. 117.


For more information see the Copyright and Permission FAQ.

While this may not be the best looking bow in the Kansas Historical Society collections it is certainly one of the most interesting. The recurved bow is fully sinew backed and sinew reinforced at the handle and tips. The sinew wrapped nocks are stronger than carved nocks. At some point during its use the bow broke, splitting the wood, breaking and loosening the sinew.

Date: Unknown

Bookbag Share Print

Recurved Bow - 1Recurved Bow - 2

Recurved Bow - 1

Item Number: 509315
Call Number: 1984.D.584 3' 7.5" x 3" x 1.25"
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 509315

Copyright © 2007-2024 - Kansas Historical Society - Contact Us
This website was developed in part with funding provided by the Information Network of Kansas.