A Grandbow is a large steel bow with thick strings and such a high draw-weight that only a Shardbearer can use them, to fire shafts as thick as three fingers.[1]

They are recent creations, devised by Alethi engineers through the use of fabrial science, and each requires a small infused gemstone to maintain the strength of its pull without warping the metal.[1]

Artifabrian, Navani, had led the research to develop the bows.[1]

Some call them Shardbows, but Adolin doesn't like the term. Unlike Shardblades and Shardplate - which are something special, relics from another time when the Knights Radiant had walked Roshar - fabrial science hasn't approached recreating them.[1]


They are sleek and look dangerous.[1]


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