Introduction: My Knex Bow and Arrow- Capable of Melee Combat

This is my first attempt at making a bow and arrow. I had to sacrifice my AR-4 Commando v2 for this (long live the AR-4 commando!). This is actually a compound bow, but it just doesnt look like it because of the reinforcements on the front. Its not the best, but its the first bow and arrow i made, so i guess its a decent one.

This bow uses a barrel found on pistols/sidearms to hold the bow. The handle is just below it.

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 spins in midair
-sometimes, the arrow connector breaks from the stick, however, i think this is fixed, if not, its greatly reduced......
-not that powerful

This will be posted soon.

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will123 made it! (author)2010-10-21

POST!!!!!!!!!!

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DJ Radio made it! (author)DJ Radio2010-10-21

Please check around the site next time before you ask someone to post, so you don't look like a complete dumbass. Maybe the knex creation you just requested to be posted was already posted, oh, idunno, 2 YEARS AGO????

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PotatoCoffee made it! (author)2012-09-11

Sorry, I dont see how this is a compound bow, a compound bow uses a pulley system to make the draw weight about 90lbs lower, and the wheels that are positioned on the end of the limbs spin to return the Origional draw weight. The pulleys also make the bow half as short, but twice as powerfull as a standerd recurve bow. The only exceptions are war bows and long bows, but they are in a completely different category. A compound bow can shoot at up to 370fps, so fast that you can smell burning when you shoot at a paper and straw target.

Anyway, I thought you should be clear on the definition of a compound bow. I know the actual Instructable is so old there is no point posting a building comment on it! =) Have a great day!

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DJ Radio made it! (author)DJ Radio2013-07-23

I had no idea what I was talking about back then, looking back on it, this sucks.

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PotatoCoffee made it! (author)PotatoCoffee2013-09-02

Ah well, don't be to hard on yourself. Anyway, you just coming back to dwell on past Instructables, or staying for good?

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DJ Radio made it! (author)DJ Radio2014-02-19

I stop by once in a while and see what's up.

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Bartboy made it! (author)Bartboy2015-10-04

Do you still?

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DJ Radio made it! (author)DJ Radio2015-12-11

I haven't built any knex in like 3 years lol

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Bartboy made it! (author)Bartboy2016-05-14

I hadn't, but I got it out last semester to build a printer.

http://i.imgur.com/mYNk7C5.jpg

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Bartboy made it! (author)Bartboy2015-12-26

Mine's sitting in a box in my basement, waiting...

Crazy that I started on Instructables when I entered middle school and only have a year of undergrad left now.

Still check up here every now and then!

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DJ Radio made it! (author)DJ Radio2014-02-19

I stop by once in a while and see what's up.

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knexgunfreak781 made it! (author)2013-03-28

(: I'm making this tonight :)

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knexboy586 made it! (author)2012-09-03

come on how come great things never get posted

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charlie-on-our-6 made it! (author)2012-03-21

I take it you hunt, right?

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Soren012 made it! (author)2011-09-21

how is it posted i cant see it

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Soren012 made it! (author)2011-09-21

Dude you gotta post this i wanna build that. PLZ PLZ PLZ PLZ.

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An Villain made it! (author)2009-03-29

isn't meele combat where you beat people with your weapon when you run out of ammo?

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DJ Radio made it! (author)DJ Radio2009-03-29

yeah.

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ILIKEPIE333 made it! (author)2008-11-26

20ft *snort*

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Vynash made it! (author)2008-11-18

Looks pretty awesome DJ!

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DJ Radio made it! (author)DJ Radio2008-11-18

Thanks!

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Vynash made it! (author)Vynash2008-11-18

Your welcome :)

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DJ Radio made it! (author)DJ Radio2008-11-19

raTE?

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Vynash made it! (author)Vynash2008-11-19

Well, it's not even posted.

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DJ Radio made it! (author)DJ Radio2008-11-19

ill get it posted by this saturday, but i have the unfinished ible that i can PM you with if you want........

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Vynash made it! (author)Vynash2008-11-20

No it's okay I will wait for the instructable I will probably rate it 4&1/2*S :D

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DJ Radio made it! (author)DJ Radio2008-11-22
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Vynash made it! (author)Vynash2008-11-22

Sweet! I'll go rate.

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DJ Radio made it! (author)DJ Radio2008-11-22

whacha rate it?

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Vynash made it! (author)Vynash2008-11-22

4 1/2 :)

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DJ Radio made it! (author)DJ Radio2008-11-22

YAY!

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Vynash made it! (author)Vynash2008-11-22

YAY! your nice now lol!

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DJ Radio made it! (author)DJ Radio2008-11-22

lolz

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Vynash made it! (author)Vynash2008-11-22

lolz

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DJ Radio made it! (author)DJ Radio2008-11-22

Hey, im trying to remix my SPEC-9 sniper. Do you have ideas on how to do it?

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Vynash made it! (author)Vynash2008-11-23

That's cool.

Not really I like can not build anything myself LOL.

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Der Bradly made it! (author)2008-11-16

Looks funny!

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DJ Radio made it! (author)DJ Radio2008-11-22
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Der Bradly made it! (author)Der Bradly2008-11-22

K

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pls made it! (author)2008-11-18

i like the rail idea put onto a bow:)

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DJ Radio made it! (author)DJ Radio2008-11-22
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pls made it! (author)pls2008-11-22

:[]!

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DJ Radio made it! (author)DJ Radio2008-11-18

?

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Oblivitus made it! (author)2008-11-15

It's good, 3.5 stars.

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DJ Radio made it! (author)DJ Radio2008-11-22
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DJ Radio made it! (author)DJ Radio2008-11-15

problems? and, what did you rat my AR-4 Commando v2?

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Oblivitus made it! (author)Oblivitus2008-11-15

I rated the AR-4 3.5 stars. I don't think I would ever rate a manual fire bow more than 4 stars though, unless it had a really good recurb mech, than I would rate 5. Hmmm, I think I might make a bow with recurb and a magazine.

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DJ Radio made it! (author)DJ Radio2008-11-15

what is recurb? a bow with a mag is impossible, because there is no firing pin, and dont forget the arrow has to be the length of a grey rod, plus an orange connector, making the design almost impossible, if you do build it, it would be awkward..... BTW, did you have problems with my AR-4 v2?

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Oblivitus made it! (author)Oblivitus2008-11-16

Sorry, I meant recurve, look it up online, and my last k'nex bow I made used gray rods and no connectors, you just have to know how to hold it. A magazine is possible and so is a hopper, which I think I will make instead if I do make a bow. I have not built any of your guns.

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DJ Radio made it! (author)DJ Radio2008-11-16

This bow does have a slight recurve, thought the front reinforcements kinda hide it

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