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Hickory Self Bow-#4

New Hickory Self Bow

40 lbs. @28″ draw, 62″ long

Arrow locator

Right Handed

Comes with (1) free bamboo arrow!

Only $75 plus shipping

 

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Hickory Self Bow-#2

New Hickory Longbow

45 lbs @ 28″ draw, 68″ long

Antelope horn arrow rest

Right Handed

Comes with (1) free bamboo arrow!

Was $150, now on sale for $125 plus shipping 

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U-Finish Self Bow-#1

New to my inventory is what I call a “U-Finish” self bow.

This bow has been tillered and sanded and all you have to do…is put a finish, grip and shelf on it.   Personally, I like to use Birchwood Casey Tru Oil, but you can use any finish you choose.

Self Bow Specs:

Made from Hickory Sapwood

64″ Long

44 lbs.@28″

ON SALE $100 plus shipping

Money Orders and Credit Cards Accepted through Pay Pal

Contact me with any questions or to make a purchase

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Hand Painted Bamboo Backed Hickory Longbow with Arrows

Just in time for Hunting Season!

This is one of my custom hand painted longbows.

It’s a bamboo backed hickory bow that comes with three bamboo arrows.  This set is ready for hunting, target shooting and renaissance festivals.

Longbow Specs:

It’s 66″ long with a 45lbs@28″ draw weight.

Finished with three coats of Birchwood Casey Tru-Oil.

Brand new and ready for the hunt!

I’m also including with the longbow, (3) bamboo arrows.

Arrow Specs:

  These are handmade with feathers that are both glued and tied down.

  The spine weight of the arrows is 45/50.

Priced at $187.00 plus shipping.

Money Orders and Pay Pal accepted.

Contact me with any questions or to make a purchase

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Robin Hood Arrow

I had a fine day out at Tomahawk Archers, last Sunday.

Toward the end of the day, my last customer gave all of us a quite unexpected and spectacular show of skill.  Bruce Gray, of Saline Michigan, was interested in my fir tapered shaft arrows.   We talked about their specs and I encouraged him to try shooting a few.

 Bruce shot a few fir arrows and I suggested he try out my bamboo arrows.   After Bruce shot his 3rd bamboo arrow, we heard a loud crack noise.  I wasn’t sure what happened…I thought he broke one of the knocks.

Bruce said, “Well, I think I have to buy these.”

We all looked up and couldn’t believe our eyes…he shot a Robin Hood!

Wow, everybody in the club had to come over and check out the Robin Hood arrows.  I think it’s pretty rare to Robin Hood wood arrows.   All the guys were impressed and came over to talk to Bruce and see the arrows.

It was the coolest thing and made my day to see it…first hand.  All, I could say was “Wow!”

It was a fine way to end the day.

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My 2014 Schedule

Summer is finally here and I plan on going out my local archery clubs for their public shoots. It’s a great way to meet new archers and sell my archery equipment in person. This summer, I’ll be going to Tomahawk Archers.  They’re located in Temperance, Michigan.

They have a real nice club and the folks there are top notch. So if you live near Michigan or Ohio, it would be a great way to try out my longbows and arrows. I always encourage everyone to give them a try…with no pressure to buy!

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I’ll be updating my website and posting more videos and picture galleries of my handmade arrows. I’ve added a new video category, so if you’re interested in seeing examples of my longbows and arrows, they’ll be easy to find.

If you’d like to see how I make my arrows, leave me a comment below and I’ll try to make one of those too.

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Traditional Longbows for Kids

Recently, I’ve had many customers ask me about traditional longbows for their kids.  Longbows are simple and real easy to shoot, provided they are the proper draw weight.   It’s not fun for a child to try to pull and shoot a longbow if it’s too hard.   They won’t be very accurate and their confidence will suffer.

My grand daughter just out grew her kids Bear fiberglass bow.  Her Bear bow belonged to her mom (my daughter).   It’s close to 45 years old and still works great, however my grand daughter was ready for a step up.

I had a new English style longbow in my inventory and let her try it.   Boy, she just loved it.   It’s her favorite bow to shoot and she’s very accurate with it.   It’s just the right draw weight.  It’s 35# @28″ and 64″ long.

As she grows, this bow will grow with her.   She isn’t drawing it back fully yet, so I made her shorter arrows for her draw.

Here’s the best part…as she gets stronger and taller, she can still use the same bow, but will only need longer arrows.

So, for the investment of $150, these lighter English longbows are perfect for young archers.    Watch this video of my grand daughter shooting the English longbow and see how accurate and comfortable she is.

I am so proud of her.

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New Hickory Bamboo Backed Medicine Longbow with Arrows

Today, I’d like to debut my new Medicine Bow.

It’s a Bamboo backed Hickory Longbow that comes with three custom made arrows.  It’s a beauty which I am very proud of.

   This longbow is 60″ long with a 35 lb. @ 27″ draw and right handed. I stained the bow an Osage color and hand painted the design.  For decoration, I also added a glass primitive arrow head and brown rabbit fur around the leather grip.

Included in this set are three 27″ long, 5/16″ diameter POC arrows.  The feathers are both glued and tied down.

This all can be yours for only $225 plus shipping.

 Send me an email or give me a call 313-318-4185 to place an order.

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The Hunt

Since hunting season has officially begun, I wanted to post a picture of my good friend, Harry Mitchell.   He lives in South Dakota and is a traditional bow hunter.   Harry’s pictured here with his traditional harvest and the hickory longbow he used for the hunt.

Harry Mitchell

Harry Mitchell

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Longbow Gallery-In Time for Hunting Season

Longbows on display at Tomahawk Archers

Last weekend, I went out to my favorite archery club, Tomahawk Archers.  They’re located in Temperance, Michigan, near the Ohio border.   They’re real nice folks and always treat me right.  I enjoy meeting the archers and talking about my longbows and handmade arrows.

We took some photos at Tomahawk Archers and put together a nice gallery to show what I have available for sale.  I have traditional longbows, English style longbows, and my custom painted “Medicine Bows”.  Fir and bamboo shaft arrows and custom made quivers.

I have new one of a kind throwing tomahawks for sale.  Info. and pictures coming soon for those!

Just give me a call to discuss specifications and prices.  Bows start at $150 and arrows start at $8 each.   I accept money orders and credit cards that can be paid by invoice through Pay Pal.

 

 
Longbows on display at Tomahawk Archers
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Traditional Harvest with a Hickory Longbow

Deer taken with her bamboo backed hickory longbow

Pat Mitchell in South Dakota

With hunting season upon us, I wanted to share some pictures of deer taken with a traditional hickory longbow. This is Pat Mitchell with her traditional harvest taken with a bamboo backed hickory longbow.

My good friends, Harry Mitchell and his wife Pat live in South Dakota and only hunt Pope and Young deer.

Pat Mitchell

Pat Mitchell

As you can see,  Harry and Pat have had good hunting seasons with their traditional longbows.  All of these deer were shot from 20 yards or less.  The hickory bamboo backed longbows are accurate and real good for hunting.

The Mitchell Bucks proudly displayed in their living room.

The Mitchell Bucks proudly displayed in their living room.

I’ve got many bamboo backed hickory longbows for sale and ready to be shipped for this season’s hunt.

Starting at $150, it’s an affordable way to try out traditional archery.  Give me a call at 313-318-4185 for more info.

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My workshop and finished arrows

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I just finished a couple of dozen arrows for one of my customers and he stopped by my workshop to pick them up.   While he was there, he snapped a picture of me, proudly displaying my handiwork.  I really enjoy working in my little shop.  It’s always nice to chat with my customers and explain how I make my archery equipment.

 

 

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Debut Bamboo Shaft Arrows

 

One dozen handmade bamboo arrows

One dozen handmade bamboo arrowsI am proud to show off my new handmade bamboo arrows. They are real nice and fly great. I’ve received a lot of compliments on how nice they fly. These have domestic turkey feathers and 125 grain field points. The spine is 60-65 pounds. These came out to be 30 1/2″ long from the nock groove to the back of the head of the field point.

They are becoming popular and I’m working on filling orders for a dozen each. Give me call @ 313-318-4185 for more info. They are priced at $9 each, plus shipping.

 

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Lincoln Bowmen Public Shoot May 2013

My family and I had a great time at Lincoln Bowmen for their public shoot in May 2013.   They invited me back to set up my goodies for sale.  We had a beautiful day.  I debuted my custom bamboo arrows.  Boy, they went over great.   I sold a bunch and even sold some bamboo shafts and feathers for those who like to make their own arrows.   So, now I’m making up more bamboo shaft arrows for sale.  The archers who have tried them, comment on nice they fly.

One of the best parts of my day is shooting with my granddaughter. She’s seven and a real good shooter. She has great form! She’s very serious and competitive. It feels good to pass this sport that has been a part of my life for so many years… down to my family.

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My personal hand painted bow and quiver

Hickory Stick 2012 028 Hickory Stick 2012 024This is my personal bow and quiver that I hand painted last year.  I had a lot of fun painting them.  I let my imagination go and it came out really nice.   The colors look great and have an American Indian look about them.  Image

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