|Bow and arrow|
Arthur Farrell with his bow on the title page of Phase 49.
|Type||Projectile weapon system|
|Users||Arthur Farrell |
The bow and arrow is a projectile weapon system (a bow with arrows) that predates recorded history and is common to most cultures. Archery is the art, practice, or skill of applying it. The Bradley Shelter was heavily influenced by Eskimo culture, including the use of hunting bows and metal arrowheads. Arthur Farrell in particular had become a highly skilled hunter, able to take down polar bears from a distance.
During the Tipharean civil war one of the survivors, an unnamed adult man with glasses who was aligned with Casey Roscoe was equipped with a bow and arrows, making it the only other projectile weapon to be used in addition to the syringe gun. He was responsible for shooting Jim Roscoe, causing him to fall to his death.
Arthur Farrell owned two bows. Each was composed of two limbs of unequal length with the shorter in front of the longer. The bowstring was tied to the both ends of the shorter limb and looped over grooves cut in the longer limbs. Both limbs were joined at the centre and bound with cord tied over a fur grip. Arthur was right handed and wore shooting gloves on both hands with a bracer worn on his left forearm. Arrows were carried in a quiver which was slung over the shoulder.
The version used centuries later by one of Casey Roscoe's man was a modern self bow which had wrappings around the centre and may have been used for recreational shooting prior to its use as a weapon during the Tipharean civil war. He was also equipped with a shoulder slung quiver.