Bowstaves

Some articles on bowstaves:

Taxus Baccata - Uses and Traditions - Longbows
... The first documented import of yew bowstaves to England was in 1294 ... Statute of Westminster in 1472, every ship coming to an English port had to bring four bowstaves for every tun ... In 1483, the price of bowstaves rose from two to eight pounds per hundred, and in 1510 the Venetians would only sell a hundred for sixteen pounds ...
English Longbow - Description - Construction and Materials
... The first documented import of yew bowstaves to England was in 1294 ... coming to an English port had to bring four bowstaves for every tun ... In 1483, the price of bowstaves rose from two to eight pounds per hundred, and in 1510 the Venetians obtained sixteen pounds per hundred ...