Tyler Hays made this Osage bow during one of our bow-making workshops and harvested a nice late season buck with it.
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Archery that calls from a distant past
Notice: I will not be taking custom arrow or bow orders for
the 2017 year, as I take over my Dad's role in Surewood Shafts,
LLC. I will still be providing bow-making supplies, and teaching
Thanks for understanding,
longbow, complete with Bear tooth nocks, and bear grease
flatbow. These bend through the handle pyramid limb bows store
power with very little wood strain. Makes for a hard hitting bow
that carries with ease through the woods.
Yew wood longbow - horn tips, cane grip wrap. Custom made for Dave Lawson of Wilderness Custom Arrows. Check out Dave's beautiful traditional arrows here.
48# @ 28",
English longbow with horn nocks and Abalone
Custom Bamboo Backed Bow. Inlayed striekplate and cork arrow
rest with horn handle build up.
Osage longbow with pin nocks. Made in an Eastern woodland style
longbow. Abolone shell strikeplate and leather handlegrip with
sheephorn tip overlays.
strikeplate of Mammoth Ivory
with custom hand-rubbed finish of shellac, tung, and linseed oil,
with beeswax layered between coats.
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
If you are
interested in having historical replica bows created for display or
use, I would enjoy discussing options and pricing with
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!
fortunate enough to take this mule deer buck on opening day of
archery season with one of my bows, Kingfisher.
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.
orange with sturgeon skin backing. Below: Pacific yew with salmon