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Echo Archery

Archery that calls from a distant past

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Echo Archery will be posting a number of one of a kind bows for sale over the next several months, please check back often.  We also take custom bow orders, so if you have a certain design and bow wood in mind, then give us a call and we can discuss options.  503-410-6571


Thanks, Carson


Bows include a fast flight string, protective bow sock, owner's manual, and one-year warranty


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Osage Orange

Osage orange with custom hand-rubbed finish of shellac, tung, and linseed oil, with beeswax layered between coats (approx 25 total coats).

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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.  

More photos of Lady are available for viewing here: Lady

Lady - SOLD

53# at 28" draw

66" overall length

$600

Logbow full draw

A 65" Osage orange longbow drawing 57# at 28" of draw length.

Lady

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The tips 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.

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On this 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.

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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. 

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A functional replica of a Yurok hunting bow.  It is a wide, thin piece of yew heartwood, with 4 layers of elk backstrap sinew. 

Anyone interested in having historical replica bows created for display or use should contact me to discuss options and pricing.  503-410-6571

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Kingfisher

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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


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Yew longbow 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.

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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 backing.

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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.  

Guest Bowyers

From 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 their work. 

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.  



Weylin's 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. 

SOLD

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Above: Osage orange with sturgeon skin backing. Below: Pacific yew with salmon skin backing.

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.