The Medieval bow for Larp & medieval archery
For many people, medieval archery in epic battles is part of the fascination of the Larp hobby. In order to develop a feeling for traditional archery that is as genuine as possible, you need something different than a modern sports bow. But what can be understood by a medieval bow? A Larp bow does not necessarily have to be a wooden bow and usually has traction limitations. However, many Larp archers still want to buy a wooden bow because they fit the character concept much better. Typical medieval bows are the longbow and the short bow, both forms are typical for medieval archery although both forms were developed earlier. The horse bow and the recurve bow were invented and used by horse people such as the Mongols and Saracens.
Horse bow, longbow & recurve bow made of wood
If you want to buy a medieval bow, you should make the choice depending on the character that you are going to portrait. A recurve bow, for example, fits perfectly as an elven bow, because it represents a high level of development of a medieval bow. In addition it is optically very suitable by its curved form. We have noble Recurve bows made of wood, which will please every elven archer. Recurve bows are also very suitable as sports bows. As are our horse bows made of fiberglass with wooden coating. They are perfect if you want to buy a sports bow.
Wooden bow versus sports bow - The differences in medieval archery
On medieval markets or in the Larp wooden bows not only look good. They also contribute to the feeling of medieval archery, as it does not have the modern benefits of a sports bow. Our wooden bows have no aiming aids. In the Fantasy Larp things are kept quite open minded. But still sports bows seem mostly misplaced here.
Furthermore there is Arrow Tag. A game which is played with Larp arrows, meaning padded arrows. Here one uses rather modern sport bows made of fiberglass.
Arrow & bow for live role play
We are often asked about THE Larp bow. Strictly speaking, there are no special Larp bows. All our bows can also be used outside this hobby. The only two aspects that make a bow a Larp bow is: its tensile strength, which usually must not exceed 25-30# and what kind of arrow you use.
Medieval bows are used in the Larp for many different character concepts. A player who wants to represent a Ranger might have the choice between a longbow or a short bow, because there are no clear expectations to be matched. However, most would expect a longbow from a longbow shooter or a riding bow from a steppe warrior. That's why Andracor offers a wide range of different types of bows to help you turn your ideas and fantasies into reality. You can buy short bows, longbows, recurve bows, reflex bows and horse bows from us.
Larp arrows & wooden arrows in our bow shop
The big difference between archery in live role-playing and real archery, whether sportive or medieval, are the Larp arrows used by the shooter.
In order not to injure the players, the arrows that are used in the Larp have to have special safety heads made of padding material. These arrows are called padded arrows, Larp arrows or IDV arrows. Whereby IDV refers to a well-known manufacturer.
However, we also offer excellent wooden arrows so-called target arrows in different variations for sport archery with medieval flair and excellent value for money! These wooden arrows are made of high-quality materials and very well processed.
Coreless Throwing Weapons for Larp
In addition to the conventional ranged weapons, Larp also has throwing daggers, throwing knives, throwing stars or shuriken, throwing axes, stones or foamed beer mugs. Basically everything men and women like to throw at each other. We have a nice selection ready for you.
Important to know is that throwing weapons have no core of fiber glass or similar. Either nothing or very flexible alternatives with low weight are used as core to give some Larp throwing weapons a little more stability. With us you can relax and be sure that you can throw these weapons safely.