Archery that calls from a distant past
If you are
interested in ordering a custom bow, feel free to give me a call
and we can discuss options and pricing.
Custom bows include a fast flight string, wool bow sock, owner's manual, and one-year warranty
with custom hand-rubbed finish of shellac, tung, and linseed oil,
with beeswax layered between coats (approx 25 total
This is a 65" (nock to nock) yew longbow. This bow has a draw weight of 53# at 28", and shoots beautifully. It is backed with salmon skin from the light underside of the fish.
of Lady are available for viewing here: Lady
53# at 28" draw
66" overall length
A 65" Osage
orange longbow drawing 57# at 28" of draw length.
are made of inlaid sheephorn. And were tapered to narrow deep
cross-section to keep tip-weight down. The result is a fast, silent
bow with absolutely no hand-shock.
Osage orange bow, a rawhide lace (dyed black) handle was
used. The osage wood was dyed with a custom stain to bring
out the grain.
This bow is compatible with fast flight string material, as are all echo archery bows.
In the style of Gilman Keasey, this bow sports a very comfortable and surprisngly durable cork handle wrap.
replica of a Yurok hunting bow. It is a wide, thin piece of
yew heartwood, with 4 layers of elk backstrap
Anyone interested in having historical replica bows created for display or use should contact me to discuss options and pricing. 503-410-6571
Kingfisher- Rawhide backed Osage static recurve with yew wood brush nocks and horn inlay. 60# at 28" the bow is 54" overall length. Voted by Primitive Archer readers as the 2013 backed bow of the year!
The Weddle Bow
with bison bone tip overlays. This stave had an attractive
dark streak on the edge of the sapwood.
The front profile of this yew long bow (66" nock to nock), depicts wide fades, and a continual limb taper to the tips, reminiscent of the popular American longbow design of the 1930's. Yew wood in this design makes for a very smooth and forgiving bow.
This yew longbow was backed with salmon skin. The salmon skin provides an attractive and functional light backing.
This bow is not available for
sale. But it does offer examples of options available on custom
ordered bows, including inlayed strike plates of abalone, laced
leather grips, and salmon skin
On this yew longbow, I used abalone shell inlaid for the strike plate. An arrow rest was built up of cork and finished with a stitched buckskin handle wrap.
time-to-time Echo Archery features guest bowyers on the custom bows
page so that customers have the chance to consider the work of
another bowyer and to provide a venue for other Bowyers to display
Weylin Olive of Portland, OR creates beautifully simple longbows of yew and osage. You can often find Weylin at the Washington Park archery range loosing arrows and introducing others to the simple joy of classical archery.
latest bow is an osage longbow that is full of character. The
bow draws 56 pounds at 28" of draw, with an overall length of 67"
and tipped with ebony overlays, this bow is stunning in appearance
and authoritative in performance.
orange with sturgeon skin backing. Below: Pacific yew with salmon
Custom Bow orders, please call or e-mail to place an order for a
custom bow. Prices range from $450 - $1200 depending on
options. Turn around time is generally 4-6 months. A
non-refundable dpeosit of %20 is due at the time of order.
Payment in full is due upon completion.