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(was Selfbow)

Not in the OED. SemperBlotto 07:03, 26 May 2007 (UTC)

It does get 56000 Google hits. I'll check around. --EncycloPetey 04:22, 28 May 2007 (UTC)
Moved to selfbow. — Beobach972 18:00, 28 May 2007 (UTC)
For reference, check Catherine F. Lewis and Kathleen M. Haywood's 2006 Archery: Steps to Success. — Beobach972 18:00, 28 May 2007 (UTC)
  • 1995: Harvey Markowitz, American Indians
    Most common was a selfbow (a bow made of a single piece of wood with no laminating materials) of springy wood.
  • 2001: David Wescott and the Society of Primitive Technology, Primitive Technology II: Ancestral Skills from the Society of Primitive Technology
    If the design of the weapon is moderate enough to be successful as an all wood selfbow then the addition of sinew and horn will probably result in a net loss of arrow performance.
...and in spite of that warning, ...
  • 2005: Tom Airhart, Elk Hunting Guide: Skills, Gear, and Insight
    The recurved bow design originated in antiquity when the longbow, or selfbow, made entirely from wood, was reinforced with animal sinew.
Beobach972 18:00, 28 May 2007 (UTC)
RFVpassed. — Beobach972 22:00, 22 June 2007 (UTC)