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Samick Sage Takedown Recurve Bow

Review Last Updated: March 22, 2020

Alexander Herbert
Product Review by Alexander Herbert

Product Features

  • Limbs are Hard Maple with Black FiberGlass
  • Metal limb pocket design
  • Upgradable limbs
  • Suited to both left and right handed archers
  • Tool free takedown bow
  • Traditional style


Recurve bows have been around for thousands of years, and have been used for hunting and warfare since 450BC.

Many types of bow have experienced makeovers, but the design of the recurve bow hasn’t changed much at all over the years.

Samick is a Korean manufacturer of archery equipment, and its bows have won Korea’s Olympic archery team lots of medals. It’s also the manufacturer of choice for the Korean Archery Team, and for a good reason.

Keep reading for our review of one of Samick’s best creations, the Sage Takedown Recurve Bow, including a list of the features, and the pros and cons.


  • Great for beginners
  • No tools required
  • Several draw weights
  • Pre-installed bushings


  • Not the most lightweight recurve bow on the market, might be too large for youths

Samick Sage Takedown Recurve Bow Product Review

Samick certainly knows what they’re doing when making bows, and they’ve proven this yet again with the Samick Sage Takedown Recurve Bow.

You get the B-50 Bowstring and Arrow rest when you purchase this, but keep reading to see what else the Samick Sage has to offer.

Samick Bow Performance

As it’s such an affordable bow, you may think that the performance will match the price, but this isn’t the case with the Samick Sage.

The bow is surprisingly accurate, which is down to the overall length of the bow, which is notably larger than others in this bow category. As the bow is larger than others, it makes it easier for beginners to work on their posture and stance and is more forgiving to any rookie mistakes.

When you draw the bow, you’ll love how smooth the process is, with little to no vibration. You can change the draw weight from 25 pounds to 60 pounds, increasing in multiples of five. The higher the draw weight, the further and quicker you can shoot.

The string should last you thousands of shots, and when your skills increase, you can purchase a better string.

Takedown Recurve Bow Design

You’ll love the overall design of the Samick Sage. As it’s a takedown bow, it’s super portable and easy to carry around with you, and can be carried round in a much smaller case than a crossbow, for example.

If you’re not sure what a takedown bow is, the definition is in the name – you can take it down by removing the limbs. This also means the limbs are upgradeable, which is perfect if you’re transitioning from a beginner to a skilled archer and want to upgrade your limbs.

The limbs on this recurve are supremely well designed. Made from hard maple and coated with matte black fiberglass, they are extremely durable and should last you a long time.

There’s nothing worse than twisted, bent limbs – but this isn’t likely to be an issue with this well-designed bow. If you do experience any issues with the limbs, remember that you can easily get new ones!

This is a perfect bow to upgrade as your skills improve. The riser of the Samick Sage has been pre-drilled, meaning you can install an arrow rest, stabilizer, sight, and a quiver.

This bow looks like it’s straight from a fairytale with the traditional design. The wood and curved limbs are what gives this the fairytale-esque look. It’s a classical and majestic looking bow and you’ll certainly look the part of a bowman with the Samick Sage.

Takedown Bow Assembly

This bow isn’t difficult to assemble at all and doesn’t require tools to put together unlike many bows on the market.

It’ll take around ten minutes to get the Samick Sage ready to fire, even if you’re a beginner. Just slide the limbs into place, and once they’re in the correct position, simply tighten them together by twisting the knobs.


The Samick Sage Takedown Bow is perfect for beginners, as you can build on it and upgrade as your skill level rises.

Why We Love This Takedown Bow

Even experienced bowmen will appreciate the delicate craftsmanship used in the durable, stylish limbs and the sturdy riser.

With a variety of draw weight options, this bow is perfect for both hunting and target shooting, and you can change the draw weight for those harder to catch animals while hunting.

For such a low price, this recurve bow offers surprising power and accuracy, while looking like something straight out of Robin Hood.

What are your thoughts on the Samick Takedown Recurve Bow? Have you tried it out?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments below, and don’t forget to share with your archery friends!

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