Longbowmaker Recurve Bow Review

For those who want the true experience of hunting with a recurve bow and want a traditional bow, then you are going to want to give the 100% handcrafted Longbowmaker Hungarian Style Recurve Bow a go.

In this review, we are going to talk a little more about the features of the Longbowmaker Hungarian Style Recurve Bow, but we are also going to give you an overview of what people who have purchased the bow had to say about their overall experience with it.

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Then, we’re going to give you our recommendation on whether or not this recurve bow is something you should consider purchasing to add to your hunting arsenal!

About The Product

Say what you want about modern bows that are made in a factory, but we are strong believers that there is something to be said about using a bow that is hand carved. A hand carved bow has a certain quality about it that you just cannot get elsewhere.

When you purchase this bow, you’re getting a handcrafted bow that is masterfully crafted and is tested before it is even sold. That means that you can be sure the bow is going to perform as you’d expect.


Notable features of the Longbowmaker Hungarian Style Recurve Bow include:

  • Draw weight: 20-110LBS
  • Bow Body Length: 145cm
  • ​String Length: 131cm
  • ​Draw Length: 28 inches
  • Safe Draw Length: 33 inches
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More than half of the bow’s body is covered in a fine leather, giving it a uniquely rustic look. The bow’s made from quality materials and the limbs are made from wood that has been laminated and topped with fiberglass. Because of this, you can be certain that the bow is going to be strong and resilient.

The easy grip helps keep the bow sturdy, but it also gives you a lot of speed when shooting with minimal hand shock. The slim build of the bow doesn’t mean it isn’t going to perform well, in fact, it only means that it is going to be a great option for hunting or even target practice.

The Longbowmaker Hungarian Style Recurve Bow features a draw weight that ranges between 20 pounds all the way up to 110 pounds, and it features a draw length of 28 inches, while the body length is 57 inches, while the string length is 51.5 inches.

When you’re hunting, you will barely feel this bow when you carry it, as it weighs less than 3 pounds. It is recommended that you used recurve bow arrows that are made from a quality wood that have been nocked and fletched with a 100 grain field point inside.

What Others Say

When we looked at the user reviews, we saw that 94% had great things to say about the Longbowmaker Hungarian Style Recurve Bow and left 4 or 5-star reviews. Of these reviews, people commented on how nicely the bow was made.

They said they couldn’t find any defaults in the way the bow was made, and the leather and twine touches on the riser gives the bow a beautiful look. A few customers have said that you could personalize the bow even more if you wanted to, without compromise the integrity or the performance of the bow.

Customers who have never shot a traditional bow before said they were surprised by how weak they were, as one customer put it, “the 60lb bow kicked my rear end and arms.” It is recommended that you really know your draw weight because this bow is no joke.

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Customers also liked that this comes with a “bow sock”, so that if you don’t want to display it, you can put it back into its sock for safe keeping.

So what did the remaining 6% of customers who left 3-star or below reviews have to say? The most common complaint customers had was that they had experienced the bow cracking when they tried to string the bow. One customer said their bow snapped and the string went flying down the range.

However, after doing a little investigation, it would appear the customer strung the bow incorrectly, which caused the snapping.

Another customer said that their bow was assembled incorrectly, as the notches for the string was facing toward the shooter and the bow was C-shaped instead of the normal recurve design.

However, again, this customer was not familiar with what a recurve bow was and it is unclear what exactly they were expecting. Another person said there was glue all over their bow and the finish looked very “amateurish.”

Our Recommendation

It is clear that several customers who have purchased this bow and left negative reviews weren’t really familiar with how to string a recurve properly, or even what a recurve bow looked like. Because of those two reviews and their lack of knowledge, the approval rating for this bow is slightly lower than it should be. Even still, 94% is still really impressive!

When you want a quality piece of equipment that you can hunt with, it’s always nice to have a bow that looks good and functions well. This Longbowmaker Hungarian Style Recurve Bow is both. Not only is this beautifully hand crafted bow a great display piece, it works.

There’s no other way around it. It works. The sturdy grip is going to give you the speed you’re looking for without experiencing much hand shock. The slim 2.8 pound structure of the bow doesn’t impede its accuracy and performance, it only enhances it.

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We feel that for a bow that is less than $200, you cannot go wrong with the Longbowmaker Hungarian Style Recurve Bow. When you aren’t using the bow, you can always hang it up for display, as the leather and twine detail gives it a beautiful rustic look that will be a nice talking piece when guests come by.

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