Archery is proud to offer a two-piece take-down longbow. This
bow offers the total feel of the one-piece bow by allowing full
detail to go into the grip without compromising structural integrity
or having to change the handle to compensate for awkward take-down
mechanisms. Finger grooves are fully incorporated as well as
all of the contours on the palmswell side and even the addition
of a thumb rest if desired. Any bow model (Glass, Chimera or
Carbon Elite) can be built as a take-down. (Already completed
one-piece bows cannot be retrofitted). The take-down bow is
built utilizing only "Dark Matter" material in the handle. This
material is used specifically because of it's extraordinary
density and strength. "Dark Matter" is rated 3x stronger than
Phenolic and Micarta. It is extremely tough and hard and takes
it's toll on my belts and blades but builds a "Bomb Proof" handle.
"Dark Matter" is not just a resin impregnated material but rather
a unique orientation of fiberglass set in an epoxy matrix. "Dark
Matter's" sleek, jet black look gives it a clean, tasteful appearance.
It can also be engraved and stippled just as any of the other
woods utilized in the one-piece bows. "Dark Matter" can also
be utilized in the one-piece bows. "Dark Matter" is rougly 25%
heavier than Dymondwood which is one of the heaviest engineered
handle materials I offer. A Carbon Elite longbow utilizing Dymondwood
in the riser will weigh approximately 21 ounces. The same bow
built utilizing "Dark Matter" will weigh nearly 28 ounces. This
material is a nice addition for anyone wanting to add weight
to their bow. "Dark Matter" puts the weight right where you
need it, in the handle, not in the limbs.
a look at the two-piece take-down system from all four sides
of the bow. Notice there are 5 different contact points internally
to give perfect alignment and maximum strength when bolted together.
The take-down parts include 3 hardened stainless steel 1/4"
pins, 2 1/2" hardened stainless steel threaded bushings and
2 black anodized hardened allen head bolts and 2 nylon washers.
This take-down system is the toughest two-piece system I have
found and there are no draw weight restrictions for the take-down
the take-down option on any model is $425