Merida's Bow Functional Replica made of PVC Pipe
This is our take on Merida's bow! We have replicated the two tone brown coloring, but since it is such a great recurve bow, we have recently added different color options. The bow comes with a leather handle and the deluxe finish. If you have a preference for the leather handle color, please specify when you order. We will attach a brown handle with the light wood finish, and black leather with all of the other finishes if not otherwise specified.
General Draw-Weight: 30-35 pounds. If you would like a different poundage please message us. We are happy to help.
For affordability we have recently added the Celtic design option! If you would like to Celtic design, you can find it here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/249179304/meridas-bow-with-celtic-design-pvc?ref=shop_home_active_1
This bow shoots wonderfully and looks amazing. We are very pleased with how the bow turned out, and are happy to offer it to you!
The bow measures about 56 inches unstrung, 51 inches strung. It is ambidextrous.
When ordered, this bow will be made to appear as it is in the pictures. No need to order the Deluxe Finish. If changes are desired, please message us with questions/details.
We have recently added an arrows option to all of our bows. These are fully functional carbon arrows. They measure 32" in length with a blue and white fletching. They are great for target practice and are very competitively priced at $4/arrow. If you would like to purchase more than a bundle of 9, please message us.
Be advised that a bow and arrow is a weapon so please use caution and common sense while using.
Special props to MissAshleyK for the picture. It was just too good not to share! You can check out more of Ashley's work at her tumblr page here: cali2wisc.tumblr.com/
ABOUT OUR BOWS IN GENERAL
Our bows are made of Schedule 40 PVC pipe. They are heated and shaped to make the particular designs you see in our store. All of our bows are ambidextrous (meaning you can use it right or left-handed).
PVC pipe has some awesome qualities that other materials don't. It is water proof. It is very durable, so you don't have to worry about any of the abuse that would make bow-owners cringe, such as dropping it, banging it against objects, stepping on it, or dry firing it. The pvc is quite resistant to dry fire. However, we do not recommend that you constantly dry fire your bow. This benefit mostly serves as a cushion for those who, unfamiliar with bows, grab the bow and dry fire it.
We have yet to see a loss in poundage in our bows. These bows will hold their own compared to bows made of other materials.
DO NOT LEAVE IN HOT CARS.
The string is 550 Paracord. We have never experienced any issues with this type of string. It holds up to any of the stresses that archery can put on a string. It does have some initial stretch which we take care of prior to shipping. We test all the bows with dry fire and live fire multiple times to ensure functionality and to stretch the string.
If you desire a special finish, like the wooden finish, camo, etc. please look at the Deluxe Finish item in our shop. It is a separate item that you must add to your cart in the same purchase. There you will find some pictures and descriptions of these finishes.
To preserve the finish, we spray on a couple coats of sealant. That will hold up to most natural usage and accidents. However, this is still a temporary fix at best. With time and use, the finish may begin to wear.
These bows will work great with any type of arrow. If you have a bow without an arrow rest, you will be shooting off the hand. If you are to shoot off the hand, we recommend that you get arrows that are two inches longer than your usual draw length (for example, if you normally use 28 inch arrows, you would use 30 inch arrows). This is to ensure that the arrow clears your hand safely, so you don't risk injury to your hand.
We guarantee the bows will last under any normal archery/cosplay stresses. If the bow malfunctions through natural use, we will replace it at no extra charge. We ask that you send us a photo as proof and that you explain what happened. If you'd rather not receive a replacement, we will refund you. In either case, you must send back the malfunctioning bow.
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