Posts Tagged With: outdoor sports

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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Wood Self Nock Wild Turkey Feather Arrows

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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.

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Primitive Hunter Style Longbow “Brown Bear”

 

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.

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Selway Bow Stringer

Looking for a bow stringer for your new longbow?

I carry Selway brand bow stringers.   I highly recommend these for stringing heavy longbows.   Price is $13 plus shipping.

Selway Bow Stringer

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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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Meeting Chuck Buck, from Buck Knives

Chuck and Sarah Buck

Myself, Sarah and Chuck Buck in Dundee, Michigan

This photo was taken around 2001 or so, at Cabela’s in Dundee, Michigan.  Buck knives had a special table setup with Chuck Buck and his grand daughter Sarah as special guests.

Years ago, I used to be a Buck knife dealer and would place my orders with Sarah, at Buck knives.  When they came to Michigan, I had to make the drive to Dundee to meet them in person.   I had Chuck autograph some of my special knives for myself and my daughter.  It was real nice to meet them.

I’m still a life member of the Buck collector knife club.  I signed up my grandson also, so he will always get the yearly catalogs and first looks at all of the new knives.   My grandson was about 2 years old when we were at Cabala’s and now he’s starting high school this year.

Time sure goes by fast.

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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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Hickory Stick Bamboo Backed Longbow

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Different views of my new handmade bow.

Different views of my new handmade bow.

Today I just finished another handmade bow.  I sure love to make these longbows.  This one really came out nice.  I used brown leather dye on the bamboo and it came out just beautiful.  I’m real happy with the way I painted the hand rest.  The green paint looks great against the deep color of the stained bamboo.  I finished it off with three coats of Birch wood Casey True Oil.

Another fine longbow, if I don’t say so myself!  Image,

This longbow is 64 inches long, right handed, 45 lbs @ 28″ draw and comes with a one year warranty.

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