Pattern 5s - The Maximilian Bow   Period - 1500   Length - 32 inches


This new rendition of the #5S bow is based on the three bows in the Hofburg in Vienna. Two of those bows are nearly identical and were made for Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, in about 1490. The third bow was made for Louis XII of France at about the same time. Though Spanish in style, Maximilian's bows appear to have been made in what is now Austria.

The #5S is a very handsome, distinctive, slender bow, with the stocks tapering ahead and behind the lock. The tail of the stock is slightly gabled like a rooftop. If you want it done right, get the optional bow irons and Micarta track.


Base Price - The Central European Bow - $330

Standard Features

´╗┐Aluminum Lath, bound-in with cord

Steel trigger

Steel stirrup

Delrin nut

Linseed oil finish

Inlet blued steel lockplates

Purchase also includes -

  • Lath string, plus one extra string
  • 4 basic quarrels with white fletching

Standard Choices (Included in Base Price)

Your choice of wood for main body

  • Walnut
  • Cherry
  • Oak

Available Options

Included Options -

  • Choice of wood for main body
  • Choice of wood veneer top

Tung Oil Finish - $30

Wooden Lockplates - $12

Horn Release - $95

Micrata-lined arrow groove - $50

Bow Irons- $95

Basic Sights - $30

Renaissance Sights - $85

Steel Lath - $80