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Importing from Hungary: traditional bows and archery equipment of Turkey, Mongolia, the Magyar people, and other horse archers of the steppes.

Bowyer - Kassai Lajos, Hungary
North American Distributor - Edwin Gilbert, USA


 
       
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Raven The Raven
In 2002 Kassai designed the Raven as a general purpose bow. It is a refinement of the general purpose bow that started his business, the Magyar Sport. The Magyar Sport has been Kassai’s and  my best selling bow for several years, but the Raven’s performance is such an improvement that I no longer stock the Magyar Sport. The Raven’s syhas are longer and the belly shorter and broader. The tips of the bow come to a rugged point. Unstrung 57.5 inches long, strung 54 inches tall. It takes a 50.3 inch string (same as the Magyar Sport). The syhas are 14 inches long, the belly 34 inches long and 1.9 inches wide. Available from 25# to 60#. $460 USD

VazulThe Vazul
(translates as "bear") is intended for the hunter or target shooter who desires a longer bow and the option for more power. I sell several of these each year to historians who want to understand the feel of a military weight bow. To offer this higher poundage the aerodynamic shape of the Magyar Sport and Hunter’s syhas were replaced with a comparatively massive and blunt shape. The bow weighs 2 lbs. The string is 55.125 inches. It is 61 inches long unstrung and 58 inches strung. 1.75 inch wide belly. It is available in draw weights from 25# to 90# . $400 USD

Hunter The Hunter
is optimized as a hunting “brush bow”. It delivers excellent performance from 26 to 28 inches.  It does start to stack upon passing 28 inches. This bow is for the archer with a short draw length or the hunter who wants a shorter bow to slip through the underbrush. I have a long article from “National Bowhunter” magazine exclaiming how good a bow this is. The strung height is 49.5 inches with a 48 inch string, the belly is 1.6 inches wide. Made from 40# to 65#. $380 USD

The Horn Hunter
(no picture) Europeans approach hunting as a luxury sport and have a tendency toward beautifully finished accouterments to hunt with.(They really hunt with those engraved shotguns.) To appeal to that market the Hunter is available with horn veneer on the grip and syhas. For shear artistic beauty, this bow has no match.  Draw weights are from 45# to 70#. $520 USD

Mongol The Mongol
A contribution of the Mongols to ancient archery was the  “string bridge”. This is  much like a guitar bridge located at  the corner of the syhas. It holds the string in place when at rest and allows the tips of the bow to bend forward beyond the line defined by the string. This gives an extra “snap” to the arrow and a slightly different feel to the bow. Measuring 57 inches tall both unstrung and strung with a 55 inch string. Weighs 1 lb. 11 oz.  They do not start to stack until 32 inches. Archers over 6 feet tall prefer this bow's feel over the Magyar Sport. Available from 35# to 70#. $460 USD

Hun The Hun
Asymmetrical, the upper limb is 4.5 inches longer than the lower! No, it does not make the bow unbalanced or throw the arrow funny. But it does make it the best bow for horseback archery When strung the syhas rest so far forward that the string has to be held in place. This is accomplished with a fin along the back of sihas that the loops of the string lay on either side of. The bow throws an arrow at a velocity equal to a long bow of half again its draw weight. I know that does not sound right. I did not believe it at first, but I have come to enjoy the looks on experienced archers' faces as they watch the trajectory of the Hun's arrows. This is a precision instrument and is not forgiving. It gives you amazing efficiency but the design is limited to under 45#. It is 62 inches tall strung and unstrung. It has a 59 inch string. It does not start stacking until 36 inches of draw. The bow weights 2 lb 6oz.  It is only made in weights from 27# to 45#. $500 USD

Greyhound bowThe Greyhound
This bow is designed for the tall archer, but the first person to buy one was a very experienced archer of 5'5". He said it was too smooth to let go of. It starts to stack at 38 inches. This bow is a variation on the Hun. It offers most of the Hun's efficiency in a more powerful, more forgiving model for the foot archer. It did have to trade off a bit of the Hun's efficiency but it noticeably out shoots the less expensive horsebows. I would recommend this bow to the archer who wants the extra smoothness of a longer bow in hunting weights. . Strung with its 55 inch string, it is 58 inches tall. Unstrung it is 61" and weighs 2 lb 8oz. Weights are from 28# to 60#. $460 USD

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