Premium Hickory English Longbow Backing Strip


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Hickory makes an excellent choice for backing your bow due to its strong tension, straight grain, and resistance to breakage. The Premium Hickory English Longbow Backing Strip is the ideal option for backing traditional bows that have less than perfect grain. This quarter sawn, rift sawn, straight grain hickory backing comes ready to glue. There will be no saw marks left on the backing strip, so you will not have to worry about preparing the hickory backing. Epoxy or Titebond glue is recommended. Be sure to follow the instructions for whichever glue you use. Aside from improving imperfect bow staves, these longbow hickory strips can be used to increase the draw weight of your medieval bow. For example, if you glue a hickory backing strip to a 30# draw weight bow, you will increase your draw strength by approximately 15 lbs. Our Premium Hickory English Longbow Backing Strips make a great choice for archery enthusiasts looking for medieval bow making supplies.

Key Features:

  • Made from premium straight grain Hickory wood
  • Ideal for selfbows
  • For use with bows with imperfect grains
  • Can increase bow draw weight
  • Epoxy or Titebond glue is recommended


  • Length: 72 Inches
  • Width: 1 Inch
  • Thickness: 0.125 Inch
  • Measurements are approximate.


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