First of all, I would like to say that i have used a Real bow and arrow about 3 years ago. I just based mine off that bow.
This bow has a lot of features you would find on real bows and arrows. Like the part on the back of the arrow that clips onto the string. It also has something that no other knex bow has- It has 2 Knex "blades" that can be used in melee combat, and if you get someone with the blades in a knex war, It counts as an instant kill, just like if you used a knex knife. The reinforcements on the front are also guards if you are going against someone who has mepain's sword or similar.
Please note that the blades and guard are not optional, as The bow will break without them.
This bow was built with comfort and realism in mind, so its a bit more comfy than the real bow i used 3 years ago......
PROS-20 foot range
-very comfortable handle (even has a split-finger rod)
-uses the least parts of all my creations
-pretty realistic in terms of loading and firing
-decent for melee combat (has blades on both bows, and the reinforcements protect you hand)
CONS-the arrow flips in midair (sometimes i get it to shoot straight though)
-sometimes, the arrow connector breaks from the stick, however, i think this is fixed, if not, its greatly reduced......
-not that powerful
-uses a ton of spacers
This instructable will be split into 4 parts: The core, The arms, Assembly and stringing, and loading and firing.
Step 1: The Core
I have several angled shots of the core, Build off those, because i got some new blisters from building this part of the bow, i dont want more pain..........
The grip is 2 gray spacers below the barrel, and it is 7 snowflake connectors, then one gray spacer below, is an eightth snowflake
Picture 1- overview of core
Picture 2- lower core
Picture 3- upper core
Step 2: Lower Bow Arm
Picture 1- make the lower arm
Picture 2- connect to lower core
Step 3: Upper Bow Arm
Picture 1-upper arm
Picture 2- connect
Step 4: Stringing the Bow
Picture 1- string lower bow first
Picture 2- do the upper arm