Bamboo backing in full 72" length strips (2" wide).  Bamboo is a great light weight, high tension-strength option for bow-backing.  This is premium Moso bamboo backing. Perfect for your laminated wood bow glue-up.


Now only $8 each


Call or e-mail for additonal bamboo backing options, full length pieces can be cut in half and pairs are of half length can be shipped at discounted prices. 8' long backing strips available (oversized shipping fees apply)

Bamboo backing strip
Bamboo Backing

Bamboo Backing

$8.00

Bamboo Backing Strip. 2" x 72"

Processed and Wholesale bamboo also available at lowest prices.  See the home page under featured products. 

Take-down sleeves


Make your next bow build a takedown with this precision takedown sleeve made by Richard Dykhoff. Get the original, not the copy.   We also offer Smooth-on epoxy for gluing your take down sleeves. See the product listing on this page.


Large Sleeve  D-shaped, 4" x  1 3/16" x 1 5/8"


Small Sleeve:  D-shape, 4" x  1 3/16" x 1 1/2"

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Small - Take Down Sleeve

Small - Take Down Sleeve

$38.00

Takedown sleeve, D- shape, 4" x 1 3/16" x 1 1/2"

Large - Take down sleeve

Large - Take down sleeve

$39.00

Large T/D sleeve. 4" x 1 3/16" x 1 5/8"

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Back in Stock at a New Low Price. Smooth-On Mt-13 Epoxy.  Great for take-down sleeves and bamboo-backing. 

Includes two 5 oz. tubes

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Bone blanks for tip overlays. Bison bone in convenient blocks for making durable, beautiful tip overlays. New larger size bone blanks.


$12.00/ pair

Click the photo below for an example of the finished product

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Bison Bone tip overlay Blanks

Bison Bone tip overlay Blanks

$12.00

Bison bone tip overlays blocks.

Horn tip overlay blanks.  These are indian waterbuffalo horn pieces in conveneient blanks ready for glueing and shaping.  New larger size horn blanks.


$8.00/ pair

Horn overlay blanks

Horn overlay blanks

$8.00

Horn overlay blanks.

Smooth-on MT-epoxy

Smooth-on MT-epoxy

$14.25

New Low Price. This epoxy is great for bonding wood to metal or wood to wood. Perfect for take-down sleeves and bamboo backing laminations. Includes two 5 oz tubes.

Bison horn tips for english longbow horn nocks, or horn tip overlays.  These are high quality horn tips, semi-polished.


$12.00 /pair

Bison Horn Tips

Bison Horn Tips

$12.00

Bison horn tips (3-5").

Abolone Shell Strikeplate

Abolone Shell Strikeplate

$4.50

Abolone shell (1" x1")

Abalone shell makes a beautiful strike plate and other inlay work.


4.50

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Here is an example of a finished rawhide backing using Echo Archery deer rawhide backing strips. 

Deer rawhide backing.  This is premium quality deer rawhide.  This thin rawhide makes an excellent backing material. 

Deer Rawhide Backing

Deer Rawhide Backing

$23.50

Whitetail deer rawhide backing. 2" x >36" strips (Price is for two strips).

Cane Grip Wrap

Cane Grip Wrap

$8.50

This cane is ~1/4" wide and includes enough length to complete 1 handle wrap. Simply soak in hot water, then wrap!

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An examplke of a finished cane handle wrap. 

Back in Stock.  Premium Cherry bark backing strips.

Cherry Bark Backing. 


Enough to back one bow.  Makes a beautiful and functional backing on any bow.  Apply with wood glue.  Might require splicing.


$12

Cherry Bark Backing Strips

Cherry Bark Backing Strips

$12.00

Cherry Bark backing. Enough to back one bow.

Wood Cork Handle Wrap.  I decided to offer cork handle wraps after inspecting a 1935 Gilman Keasey longbow.  He was known for using cork handle grips, and the reason is clear...it makes a wonderful grip! In addition to being a stand alone grip material, it can also be used to build up the handle area of a bow prior to wrapping with cordage or leather for nice cushioned feel. 


$5.50

Cork Handle Wrap

Cork Handle Wrap

$5.50

Cork handle wrap.

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