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Primitive Technology: Bow and Arrow

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I made this bow and arrow using only primitive tools and materials.The bow is 1.25 m (55 inches) long and shoots 60 cm (2 feet) long arrows. I don't know the draw weight - safe to say greater than 15 kg (35 pounds) perhaps? The stave was made from a tree ,Northern Olive (Chionanthus ramiflora), that was cut with a stone axe and split in half with a stone chisel. One half was used for the bow and was cut to a length of 1.25 m (50 inches). The limbs of the bow were carved with various stone blades so that the limbs tapered in width, and to a lesser extent depth, towards the tips. The middle of the bow was narrowed in width to form a handle about 12.5 cm (5 inches) long. The string was made from the inner bark of a fibrous tree. It was separated into thin strips and left to dry. Then it was twisted into cordage. Arrows were made of the same wood as the bow and were 60 cm (2 feet) long. A notch was carved into the back to accept the bow string. They were fletched with bush turkey feathers picked up from the ground (no turkeys were harmed in the making of this video). A feather was split in half and cut into 3 lengths then resin and bark fiber attached the fletching on to the arrows. The tip of the arrow was fire hardened and sharpened to a point. The fletching was trimmed using a hot coal. Each arrow took about an hour to make. A quiver was made of bark to hold the arrows. Importantly, the quiver was worn on the back in the historically accurate style of native American and African archers- not on the hip like medieval European archers (see back quiver: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quiver ). I cleared a shooting range with a semi rotten log as a target instead of a hay bale. At 10 meters the accuracy was better than 50 % for this narrow target and the arrows stuck into the wood enough so that they were difficult to pull out. The bow was durable, shooting about 200-300 times with the string breaking only 3 times. I made a back up string and repaired them by splicing the ends back together. In conclusion this was an easy bow to make. The short design makes it easy to find a straight piece of wood for the stave. A short string is also easy to make and short arrow shafts are easy to find. Short bows shoot fast and are easy to carry in thick forest. The dimensions of the bow were based on those given in the SAS Survival Handbook by john Lofty Wiseman. but instead of carving it from a stave from the start, I split the stave and then carved it. I think this requires less time, effort and skill. It also gives a flat bow design that's unlikely to break. It does require wood that doesn't twist much when split though. Wordpress: https://primitivetechnology.wordpress.com/ Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=2945881&ty=h I have no face book page. Beware of fake pages.
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Ivan Stayner (9 hours ago)
So how many hours do you have in ark survival again. 10,000. ok
Laura Bray (13 hours ago)
Make some t-shirts and sweatshirts for us to buy.
Range Ryder (14 hours ago)
this guy is eventually going to start enriching uranium
Kris Silver (17 hours ago)
This is the kind of guy that's just waiting for the apocalypse :D
MICHAEL SHANE REYNOLDS (18 hours ago)
EYE FOR AN EYE JUST HOW THE GAME GOES DONT GET CAUGHT BEING A NAUGHT OR ANYTHING LESS.. GOTCHA > I SAY THIS BC SOME ASSHOLE WAS SAYING IT TO ME FOR TWO DAMN YEARS > GUESS WHAT I GOT YOU .CROSS AND NAILED IT +++XXXTWO TIMES SEE ME NOW *)) BET 25T
MICHAEL SHANE REYNOLDS (18 hours ago)
OOPS
MICHAEL SHANE REYNOLDS (18 hours ago)
IF I SIN IM GOING TO SIN IN YOUR GOD DAMN NAME LIKE YOU HAVE DONE TO ME TWO TIMES NOW FOOL .. LIKE WE DID NOT KNOW OR SEE YOU WEAK FALSE PROPHET BULLSHIT BEFORE IT EVER HAPPENED AND EVEN TRIED TO WARN OR SPARE YOU >AND STILL YOU THAT DAMN STUPID >
MICHAEL SHANE REYNOLDS (18 hours ago)
PSE KNOWS ALL ABOUT IT ...just like i use a RUGER AS WELL
Hiper Sajt (22 hours ago)
i want to see you hunt with this
Notan Blackwing (1 day ago)
Gus Johnson wants to know your location
Stan Ford (1 day ago)
Мощный чел
Next episode he makes a 300 baud dialup modem from wood and is able to give his forest dwelling faster internet than the NBN can provide, despite the nbn starting in 2008.
Mat Rzsk (1 day ago)
Are you filming with a wooden camera ?
Sskrimp_TeX • (1 day ago)
you only needed 3 sticks, 3 string and a crafting table made with 4 wooden planks
How it feels to play Minecraft:
Moreno (1 day ago)
Lars Anderson wants to know your location...
Ze Yang Lim (1 day ago)
When he showed that turkey, me *to be continued*
TBaker1964 (1 day ago)
He showed the turkey, I thought the next scene would be a bird roasting over a spit while munching on a drumstick, instead he showed feathers.
symon sharif (1 day ago)
I love how u use only the materials around 😄
Jasper Russ (1 day ago)
This guy has got mad skills!
DINGASDOER (2 days ago)
Deer: Hey man, look at this boring stick. Humans: Hmm. I could use that.
The3 Idiots (2 days ago)
When ypu want to play rust but your broke
Gabriel Thu (2 days ago)
This guys should go to naked and afraid
Wernhs Plays Fortnite (2 days ago)
When you want to play minecraft but your parents tell you to go play outside.
Daniela Gonzalez (2 days ago)
Es fabuloso lo que haces
OMG WOW!
Josh Palao (2 days ago)
The Original primitive technology channel
Udit Mishra (3 days ago)
2:57 lmfao
Cody Flasch (3 days ago)
this guy would be the bitch in the primitive days
que pro
Supyrb (3 days ago)
Katniss?
debarati dhar (3 days ago)
a premitive man dont have a camera🤣🤣
アルマンド (4 days ago)
いや、えぐいてぇええぇええぇぇえぇ!!!
Where did they get a camera 2019.anyone?
Reign Hamilton (4 days ago)
I disliked because, the feather was only 6 centimeters. Everybody knows if a bear were to attack you would need a 6.5 centimeter feather. He has no experience in the wilderness.
NURAN İPEK (5 days ago)
Üff yay. Çok güzel olmuş 😇💀😎
АРТЁМ 95 (5 days ago)
Красава
Mock Nugget (5 days ago)
Realistic Rust the game
Zach Martin (5 days ago)
strong smart but bad aim thanks for the vid i was able to make one because of your help
Hassai Bhai (6 days ago)
good
все хуйня если бы показал будто дичь либо тушкана на хавчик бы заколбасил тогда конечно а этак
Miguel Martins (6 days ago)
Eu sou o único brasileiro aki?
Breezzy P (6 days ago)
This nigga rich
perretti2006 (6 days ago)
A bush turkey.
PINKY PONY (6 days ago)
i have a knife and hatchet..............................this is gonna be fun.
Crazy Man (6 days ago)
Что ты такое?
Tuan Luong (6 days ago)
That's amazing😃😃😃😃😃
김남주 (6 days ago)
League of Legends skin spotlight Robin hood ashe
Emporer 1986 (7 days ago)
Craft 100
Almirante Kiko (7 days ago)
*I used to be an adventure like you,then i took an arrow in the knee*
falconri (7 days ago)
Like 👍👍👍
falconri (7 days ago)
кто руский
Peacecraft117 (8 days ago)
Neat
Colby Smith (8 days ago)
YES! Thanks mate that helped a ton!
Steve Burg (8 days ago)
Very impressive to say the least.
kids these days (8 days ago)
Now go hunting...?
Mustafa Jabbar (8 days ago)
Thanks for the video It definitely explains what Allah have gaven us from nature Thank you God for everything 🙏
God's Chosen People (8 days ago)
I could smell this guy through my phone
+Rengo Predator Racist
Rengo Predator (7 days ago)
Of course you would,..... with your big jewish nose.
Lee M Day (8 days ago)
World war 4 sticks and stones !? This guy......no problem!!
Neihon (8 days ago)
dude im surprised he never opened the minimap, there was a cave near him and he could have gotten a lvl 50 bow from it smh
Jez Sen (9 days ago)
Mantap
Arthur Coelho (9 days ago)
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Tuncay Baxsiyev (9 days ago)
Nays biətəfol
Can you make tranq arrow?
Mary Moncada (9 days ago)
Wow.
T-sErIeS iS aWeSoMe (9 days ago)
This dudes life can only be defined as splinters
Massimo Nieddu (9 days ago)
Bravo
Zbigniew Peszko (9 days ago)
Good my friends 💜💜💜
MR Blovver (10 days ago)
я российский
MR Blovver (10 days ago)
He in the Russia?
K Lee Spurlin (10 days ago)
So this is how people make bows in Ark
Yasmin Carey (10 days ago)
Im impressed!....
Silver Jay (10 days ago)
I might need this in case i go rob a bank in town
name cannot be blank (10 days ago)
Am I the only one who wants to know what happened th that Turkey
RubinTropfen 007 (10 days ago)
Nice gameplay of Ark 2
Hulk Lim (10 days ago)
I from việt nam hi..hi..
Mice For! (10 days ago)
Quem veio pelo T3ddy
Tu arco esta vacan cunando lo ise me salio mui bien
aeiou tech (10 days ago)
This video is aswome it will be good if u spun rope on the bow to avoid tenstion
aeiou tech (10 days ago)
This video is aswome it will be good if u spun rope on the bow to avoid tenstion
Aman Jain (10 days ago)
How old is he?
辻ひとみひとみ (10 days ago)
日本人も見てる?
Hello!!Goodbye!!! (11 days ago)
“Some feathers dropped” Sure
Leviticus Cornwall (11 days ago)
This guy Is my childhood
Mike Mike (12 days ago)
What the fuck? this handmade bow is crazy, powerful and accurate .....
DTOX CRAFTS (12 days ago)
U are a caveman!!!!
Dmitriy Ivanov (12 days ago)
Колчан носится на боку
En ese momento el pavo sintio el verdadero terror :v
Lupercio Barbosa (13 days ago)
"How Kola" ...You have all my admiration for the knowledge and mastery of all those primitive techniques of native live, to teach and share them...
Khang Đỗ (13 days ago)
So good
misirloupowerslide (14 days ago)
3:33 if only you spoke Jovito you could tell them yourself Dr. Jones
sadas (14 days ago)
The Hawkeye origin movie wasn't budgeted correctly.
trickster_calz. (14 days ago)
10 thousand bc people do this this every day
Lore Nerd (14 days ago)
2:41 damn that is quite a gnarly cut.
Houssam Boumaza (14 days ago)
You didn't show us how to bend, very important
Osman Abkerimov (14 days ago)
Respect
phillip Roubedeaux (14 days ago)
youd be a better shot if you held the arrow on the right and straightened your posture when shooting
Doni Silalahi (14 days ago)
No talking just do it...
A Родионов (14 days ago)
А штанишки любопытно выяснить тоже из коры?
Yoshiro Kaizo (14 days ago)
Cave boy is here BOI!!!

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