Bows. Bows are made of a curved phys rep, padded like a regular weapon. No string is attached. It is considered a Two Handed Weapon for attacking purposes; in other words, both hands and both arms must be free to utilize a bow.

The grip of the bow must be in the bow’s center and the bow may only ever be utilized while holding the grip. A Bow phys rep is not required to have thrusting tips on its ends. However, as with all weapons, sufficient padding must be in place that the core of the weapon may not be felt and a marshal judges the weapon to be safe in combat.

The bow phys rep can be used for blocking defense with one hand. If the archer has the Two Weapon skill and is using a short bow, then they may use it with a long weapon or with a one handed spear. A bow may not be used for melee attacks.