The most important weapon of our ancestors was the bow, which has been mentioned by several contemporary sources.
"The weaponry of the Hungarians is sword, leather armor, bow, lance, therefore most of them wear two weapons in battles; on their shoulders they carry lance, in their hands hold bows, and as soon as needed, they use either or the other".
"Trained in toils and battles, their physical power is immeasurable... they kill few with swords, but hundreds with arrows, which they shoot so skillfully from their horn bows, that it one can barely defend against their shots".
In the 1920's several 10th century graves has been explored. Besides the spurs, sabers and other findings, the archeologists found long, slim antler plates. Nobody knew what they were, until Dr. Károly Csiki Sebestyén (1876–1956, ethnographer) found out that their purpose was to strengthen the grips and ears. After the discovery it was evident that the Hungarian bow was and Asian type.
After that Cs Sebestyén tried to define the precise form of the bow, which was exceptionally difficult, since in those times they didn't make graphics of the graves, so the original positioning of the plates was not yet known. Due to this, during the reconstruction in those times he had to rely on Asian bows, still used in those times.