The Full Story
I started making bow and arrows since I had the proper hand eye coordination. Those crude bend saplings with twine strings and reed arrows provided me with countless hours hunting for rabbits, or in the case that I came across an evil king's castle, to lay siege upon such evil. (I have a very active imagination.)
But since 2006, I started making more serious bows, although those bend saplings are still close to my heart and I still rid the world of evil and monster dandelions or the occasional wererabbit
How to choose a BOW style
I usually ask a new customer to close their eyes and imagine a picture of a bow. I have found that although there are so many different types of wood and designs available, a person seems to gravitate towards that image of a bow that comes up in their mind. Mine is the straight limb long bow, 68" long with a leather grip. I also see the back quiver and wooden arrows. But that is just me.
How to choose draw weight
Bigger is not better. Accuracy and enjoyment is what you should aim for here. I make bows from 20lb to 65lb of draw weight.
Ask yourself what the purpose of the bow will be. If it is for the pure enjoyment of shooting the bow or hunting small game, under 40 lb of draw is recommended. If you occasionally want to hunt big game or just like shooting heavier bows, between 40lb to 50lb of draw is recommended. Any bow above 50lb of draw requires great physical strength. And should be avoided unless there is a reason for shooting such a heavy bow.
Note: If hunting any game I recommend that you adhere to the hunting laws of your region.
To Take Down or not To Take Down
If you travel lots and space is an issue, a take down bow is the answer. All my Longbows is available as take downs versions. And the recurve by default.
I use a socket and tenon system that is super strong and very easy to use. No tools are required. It, however, takes more time to make and thus adds to the bows final price. (see price list for more detail).
I do have available, airline approved bow cases for all my bow designs. They are well worth the investment.
Just some more Info
The bows I make are are laminated using the finest crafted veneers and unidirectional Bo-Tuff fiberglass.
Included with every bow is riser and tips overlays. The tip overlays are designed to be used with high performance string materi
All standard bows include a bow sleeve, stringer and Fast Flight Flemish style string.