Over the years that I have been involved in Traditional Archery, I came to fall in love with the longbow. Its pure simplicity, was what has drawn me towards it. Uncomplicated elegance. For my own personal reasons, I have come to make the words of Henry Thoreau my own, in the way I live my life:
"For a man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone" - Thoreau
I prefer to use Osage orange to make my self longbows, sometimes I get my hands on other excellent wood such as ash, elm, black locust, or cherry.
Selfbow Longbow : Standard Pricing CND $650
When that first string was drawn, the bow was all natural material. Thousands of years of history can be experienced again. The all wooden bow was the beginning....
This 68" deflex/reflex longbow has a 21" riser. Designed to have a continuous arc when braced. Thus making it legal for all longbow classes. A powerful cast makes it the ideal bow for hunting with heavy arrows. Solid in the hand and no handshcock.
Standard bow with carbon on the back covered by a thin glass lamination, bamboo core and ULS glass on the belly to support the narrow tips.