wooden self bows

Historical Bows

Custom Meare Heath Self Bow
Custom Holmegaard Self Bow

Traditional Bows

Custom Traditional wooden Recurve bow $569.99Custom Traditional Wooden Long Bow $519.99

Primitive Stick Bows

Custom primitive Stick recurve Bow
Custom primitive Stick long bow

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Ready made Primitive Self Bows

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About Our Handcrafted Bows

I am passionate about making quality handmade bows and arrows, and so it has become my artform.

All of the self bows here are crafted true to primitive methods, following the growth rings of the wood. They are handcrafted from seasoned staves and include an a braintanned leather handle with arrow rest and fur silencers.

These bows are very quiet, with a smooth draw and low handshock for the discerning archer. This is accomplished by using subtle engineering to lower limb mass, and using an asymmetrical tiller (one barely noticeable in most cases) to redistribute handshock.

A wooden bow is very light in the hand, but the strength of the wood is surprising when put to the test.

Take care of these bows, and they will give many years of rugged service.

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Making a Custom bow

Primitive Wooden Stick Longbow

wooden indian style longbow

bow tip bow handle
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Primitive Arrow

Custom orders for my wooden long bows have a one - two month wait time.

$339.99 custom made

*Combined shipping is available with arrows upon request

*International shipping is available upon request

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About the stick long bow

The graceful simplicity of the stick bow make this design universal the world over anthropologically. In North America this design was used extensively by Indian tribes.

Very similar to d-bows found across the globe, except that the rectangular cross section gets optimal performance out of the local hard woods in the area, rather than a rounded cross section as seen in welsh self bows, and many other old world bows.

This custom bow is reccomended to be used with properly spined arrow shafts for hunting and target shooting.


Leather handle- An arrow rest and leather handle are available on all North Wood Traditional Archery bows. The leather I use is authentic braintanned buckskin I made myself.

Over all Length- Generally this is a bow made between 61-68" depending on draw weight

Wood type- Hickory stave used for solid retained growth ring on the back of the bow

Draw weight - You specify 35- 65 lbs


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