Master Iolo and I also make bows for the SCA (I am his apprentice) I am quite new to the SCA, having come there just this year, and joined because I make the bows, ad not vice versa!
Went to Pennsic for the first time this year, stayed with Darkwood Armory, and had a good time. I've been making a few 'pistol' bows, that I have modeled after ancient Chinese Han bows. They were not allowed for combat, as I was told the pistol grip was too modern! I quickly gathered up my research, and proof, and they are being considered.
http://www.crossbows.net/stock.php (second photo)
I think these might be good combat bows, as they are, from the lock forward, exactly like other bows, but, are simply shorter, and with the grip. Easy to hold.
May we see some of your photos of bows that you have made?