"A sagittis hungarorum libera nos Domine!" (Modena, 924 A.D.) - in a rough translation: "Lord, save us from the arrows of the Hungarians".
For a long time that was about the only thing that came to most Hungarians mind about Hungarian archery. No wonder, with the introduction of firearms in the 16th century, archery in Hungary disappeared almost completely. What was left of it was not much more than fragments of bones and some rusty arrowheads buried along with their owners bodies in the 10th century. Yet still, it seems to be enough to reconstruct and revive this long lost tradition.
The Hungarian Bowyers today
Today in Hungary, the traditional bowmaking craftsmanship is still alive thanks to a handful of masters like Grozer, Toths, Kovacs
These masters reproduce the authentic recurve bows found in 10th century graves by archeologists in the 1920s.
After understanding the design of the ancient Hungarian bow, these enthuastic bowmakers started to build their own personal traditional bows.
Our store is dedicated to Traditional Archery. We specialize in Hungarian Handmade Recurve Bows and Accessories.
We try to fulfill every customer wish, the customer can specify the technical parameters of the bows, like draw weight, draw lenght, size, color, decoration, and the overall design of the bow. Please contact us!