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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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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Primitive Wooden Recurve Bow

wooden recurve bow

(arrows not included)

wooden self bow

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

$389.99 custom made

*Combined shipping is available with arrows upon request

*International shipping is available upon request

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About the stick recurve bow

Generally, a recurve bow will have a smoother draw and lower hand shock than most other bows, although there are ways around this as I focus on these aspect with all of my bows. This is because there is a 'let off' effect about half way through the draw on these bows.

The recurved tips are not often found in historic native archery but were in fact a wide spread idea that made it's way into all continents. Historically, recurve bows were commonly found in horse back archery cultures, as the overall design can effectively shorten the profile of the bow and make it more maneuverable.

As far as fun shooting is concerned, you really can't beat a recurve bow, and they have a firm place in ground hunting situations where the hunter is behind a blind or stalking brush.


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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