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.


-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)


-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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    DJ Radiowill123

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    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????


    6 years ago on Introduction

    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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    PotatoCoffeeDJ Radio

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

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

    DJ RadioBartboy

    Reply 3 years ago

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

    BartboyDJ Radio

    Reply 2 years ago

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

    BartboyDJ Radio

    Reply 2 years ago

    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!


    7 years ago on Introduction

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