Bow Skolot

70.00 $

Traditional bamboo-laminated Bow Skolot. Stylization of medieval European self bows and flat bows. Symmetric handle with leather grip, also available execution option with a notch in the handle from left or right side.



Skolot – it is a traditional bamboo-laminated flat bow, a stylization of medieval European wooden self bows. Unlike the classic flat bow with wide shoulders, the Skolot’s shoulders width is near 25-28mm and narrow to the ends. The handle is narrow and stiff, it doesn’t bend when the bow is stretched.

A replica of the Holmegaard flatbow
A replica of the Holmegaard flatbow (Mesolithic period)

The flat bows have a great history. They were popular with Native American tribes, ancient Europeans, Finno-Ugric, and other pre-gunpowder societies used such bows for hunting and warfare because the flat bows made from different types of wood (unlike English longbow, which made from yew). On the territory of Europe there are many archaeological finds of various types of wooden self bow. Since the Holmegaard bows of the Mesolithic times, the Oberflacht bow of the early middle ages, short Waterford bow in Ireland and the Pineuilh bow in France.

The bow from Pineuilh, France (date1000 AD)
The bow was foung during archeological excavations in the city Pineuilh, France (date around 1000 AD)

The bow named after a group of nomadic warrior aristocracy Royal Scythians, which called themselves Scoloti. They conquered the steppe and forest-steppe of the Northern Black Sea region, created the state union. Scoloti spread their influence over almost the entire territory of modern Ukraine, which confirmed by archeological finds. The border of the Scythian state ran along the forest-steppe. That also was a border of the Scythian composite recurve bow and wooden self bow, which were used by the neighboring tribes of the forest-steppe and forest zone, later known as the early Slavs.

A silver vessel from a Solokha kurgan
A silver vessel from a side burial of a Solokha kurgan

The Skolot has symmetric handle with leather grip, also available execution option with a notch in the handle from left or side right side. It made from natural wood: ash lamination frame with bamboo slats. The Skolot is the middle bow with length 59 inches. Maximum draw length is 29”-32”, it is dependent on draw weight. It is suitable for archers of any skill level, but not too high (considering maximum draw length). We have bows with different draw weight from 20 till 45 pounds. For beginners, children and teens better to choose the model with draw weight not more than 30 pounds.

The bowstring and fabric case is complete with the bow.

Materials: ash wood, bamboo
String material: Dacron B-50 (analog)
Total length: 59”
The length of the string: 56”
Draw weight: 20-45#
Max. draw length depends on the draw weight:
for 20-28# draw weight – 32” max draw length
for 29-34# draw weight – 31” max draw length
for 35-40# draw weight – 30” max draw length
for 41-45# draw weight – 29” max draw length

 Video Tutorial: how to care for the bamboo laminated bows. This video contains English subtitles, do not forget turn them on

Videoreview made by Armin Hirmer, Malta archery

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