Posts Tagged With: longbows
Made by bower, Keith Grzelak
66″ long, 47# @ 28″ draw
Has built in string follow.
The riser is made from paduk and yellow heart wood.
The grip is wrapped with natural polished hemp.
Priced at $310 which includes shipping anywhere in the US
Bamboo Osage Bow made by Keith Grzelak
45 lbs. @28″ draw. 66″ long
Natural polished hemp handle
Comes with one free bamboo arrow
Priced at $310-free shipping in the US
Custom Made by Norman Blaker in 1992
Sinew Backed Osage Bow
Bow Specs: This custom bow is 55″ long, 45 lbs @ 27″ draw
Below the handle grip area measures 1 1/2″ wide which narrows to the string groove
Bow is in excellent condition
Quiver/Bow Sleeve Specs: Custom brain tanned leather.
Holds bow and 6 arrows. Worn over your shoulder
Arrow Specs: 6 dogwood self nock arrows
Wild turnkey feathers with obsidian arrow heads.
Complete set priced at $500 plus shipping
Introducing what I call resurrected longbows. These are longbows that I find at garage sales that are broken and in need of “resurrecting”. I made a little video talking about them. They are pretty neat and well worth the time to make them new again and give them a second life.
Used Custom 2 Piece Takedown Longbow
Made by J.L. Paauwe
64″ long, 55# @ 28″ draw
Clear glass laminate
In excellent condition
$365 plus shipping
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
ON SALE $100 plus shipping
Money Orders and Credit Cards Accepted through Pay Pal
Contact me with any questions or to make a purchase
These primitive arrows are custom hand tapered for the primitive longbows. The wood used for these arrows is strong lodge pole pine. Each shaft is hand split and tapered from point to nock. Each shaft is spined to the exact poundage needed for the particular bow.
Field points are 23/64 160 grains. The trade point broad heads meet the legal requirements for hunting in most states. The length is 3″ long, 1″ wide and are 170 grains. The trade points are replicas of early trade points. They are hand forge creating a high carbon steel, .050 thick (dime thickness)
Sold by the dozen: Includes (6) trade points and (6) field points
$87 per dozen plus shipping.
The Primitive Hunter Style Longbow is a flat self-bow, crafted of high quality Hickory center wood, backed with raw hide. Available either right or left handed and made specifically to your draw length and poundage. (30#, 35#, 40#, 45#, 50#, 55#, 60#)
This longbow is named Primitive Hunter because it is a wide, pyramid shaped longbow that enables this longbow to be custom made with a shorter draw length. (63″ at a 28″ draw length)
Crafted with a natural flat stain finish, it’s available in different lengths based on your draw length. Bow lengths are from 55″ to 67″.
Order the “Brown Bear” today for $237 plus shipping.
Just arrived…”Bow and Arrow Adventures” written by the legendary Dick Palmer.
Each copy is autographed by Mr. Palmer.
Get your copy today!
$10.00 plus shipping.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.