First, I will say I have not fired this bow. I have strung it, and I have drawn back on it, but I have not fired an arrow from it. When I drew back, I noticed some wood fibers pulling away from the shaft a little. It's rustic, and looks like it too. I was too afraid to try firing it, so I hung it on my wall (De-Strung) and it still looks amazing. I would use this for part of a costume rather than any sort of shooting. Well done with this one!