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

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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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Historical Meare Heathe Self Bow

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wooden recurve bow

Primitive Arrow

Custom orders for my wooden recurve bows have a one month to 60 day production time.

$749.99 custom made

*Combined shipping is available with arrows upon request

*International shipping is available upon request

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About the meare heath self bow

A very stable and consistant shooting bow, it has a very different and more grounded feel than any of the other bows on my website, probably due to the very wide limbs and large handle. It shoots with absolute authority.

This wooden self bow is based on an Artifact from 2300 years ago found in an English Bog (Meare Heath, England). It dates back to slightly before Stone Henge and differs from english bows of the middle ages with it's wide profile and wrapped limbs.

The sinew and raw hide wrapping on the limbs is thought to be ceremonial as well as fuctional. This bow is ideally suited to shooting hard wood arrows which yeild a high amount of momentum.


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 65-70" while unstrung depending on draw weight

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

Draw weight - You specify 40-80 lbs

Colors Available: stains of light brown, Dark Brown, or Reddish brown

Design origin- Ancient Britain continent circa 1300 BC from an artifact found in a bog in Meare Heathe.




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