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Make Your Own Bow and Arrow With Only Bare Hands

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Bow and Arrow

YouTuber Primitive Technology made himself a bow and arrow using only primitive tools and materials he has previously made. The bow is 1.25 m (55 inches) long and shoots 60 cm (2 feet) long arrows. The stave was made from a tree that was cut with a stone axe and split in half with a stone chisel. The string was made from the bark of a fibrous tree. Arrows were made of the same wood as the bow and were fetched with bush turkey feathers picked up from the ground. 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.


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