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Archery supplies and merchants.


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This file is a collection of various messages having a common theme that I have collected from my reading of the various computer networks. Some messages date back to 1989, some may be as recent as yesterday.


This file is part of a collection of files called Stefan's Florilegium. These files are available on the Internet at: http://www.florilegium.org


I have done a limited amount of editing. Messages having to do with separate topics were sometimes split into different files and sometimes extraneous information was removed. For instance, the message IDs were removed to save space and remove clutter.


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Thank you,

   Mark S. Harris                  AKA:  THLord Stefan li Rous

                                         Stefan at florilegium.org



From: John at sns.com, R. at sns.com, Edge  (7/17/94)

To: sfcallic at eos.ncsu.edu

CC: markh at sphinx

Subject: archery lists


You have my permission to cross post these lists or to make them

available from files, etc.


Sir Jon Fitz-Rauf, John R. Edgeton



       If you are interested in making your own self longbows, might I

suggest two books and two magazines that would be of great use to the


       The two books are <The Traditional Bowyers Bible> volumes 1 and

2. They have articles on:  Making bows from lumber yard boards.  Making

bows from yew or osage orange. Tillering.   Self arrows.  Bow design and

performance. American Indian bows.  Early European bows.  Recurred self

bows. Horn and sinew bows.   How to improve your shooting accuracy.  And

many other articles of interest to the bowyer.  

       To order the books write:  Bois dArc Press, PO Box 233, Azle, TX

76098. Credit card-call. (817) 237-0829.  Vol. 1 is $19.95 and vol 2 is

$22.95. They also have the new edition of <The Longbow, a Social and

Military History> by Robert Hardy, this is an excellent history of the

longbow in England, both in peace and war.  It also contains much

information on the bows found in the Mary Rose.

       The magazines are:

       Traditional Bowhunter.  This is geared toward the bowhunter, but

often has good how-to articles  and interviews with bowyers.  It is also

a good source of ads for finished bows and bow making materials,

including many suppliers of staves and billets for self bow making.

       Subscription rates. 1 year(six issues) $16.00. Write-Traditional

Bowhunter Magazine, P.O. Box 15583, Bosie Idaho 83715.   Phone

orders-(208) 888-4710 after 6pm MST only.


       <Primitive Archer>.  This is the better of the two for the archer

that is interested in making their own bows.  It always has many detailed

how-to articles on bow making, arrow making, sinew backed bows, arrow

making and many other subjects of interest to the SCA archer.  As well as

many ads for primitive archery supplies, feathers,  wood arrows,  staves

and billets.

       Subscription rates.  1 year $14.00.  Write-Primitive Archer, P.O.

Box 209, Lufkin TX, 75902-0209.  Call-(409) 632-8746.





taken from

Traditional Bowhunter & Primitive Archer Magazines

June 1994

Compiled by Sir Jon Fitz-Rauf

Three Rivers Archery Supply.  All types of archery supplies and bows.  

Catalog-$2.00. PO Box 517, Ashley IN, 46705

T and Me.  Complete line of traditional suppliers.  Cat-free. 2370

Edgewater, Pekin IL 61554. (309) 382-1521.

Kustom King Arrows.  Full line of traditional supplies. Cat-free.  1260

E.86th place. Dept TB, Merrillville, Indiana 46410. (219) 769-6640.

Stewart’s Archery.  Arrows, shafts, staves. bow laminations.  RD 2, Box

306, Dept TB, Coatsville PA, 19320. (215) 857-2340.

Allegheny Mountain Arrowoods.  SASE for information. Parallel and tapered

shafts, full line of arrow making supplies.  Ash, cherry, poplar shafts.  

RR1-Box 178, Ulysses, PA 16948.  (814) 435-2441.

Big Creek Archery. Ramin wood shafts.  Rt.1, Box 7A, Chalmers IN, 47929.

(219) 984-5623.

Archery Past.  Products for the traditional archery craftsman.  Free Cat.

61526 East Lake dr., Bend OR, 97702. (503) 388-8400.

True Flight Manufacturing.  Feather fletching only.  Call (715) 543-8451.

Bowyer and Fletcher Co. Custom made arrows and raw shafts.  Box 1497,

Berthound CO, 80513.  Fax (303) 532-3944.

Discount Arrows.  Arrow making supplies and tools.  Free Cat. by phone.


Wolf Point Archery.  Arrows and shafts.  Douglas Fir and pine.SASE for

brochure. Dept TB, PO Box 958, Wolf Point, Montana, 59201. (406)


Archery Traditions.  Traditional supplies. Arrows, bows. Cat-$2.00. 196

Alps Rd., Dept TBH, Athens GA, 30306. (706) 543-1893.

Whispering Wind.  Custom barreled and footed arrows. Cat-$1.00. PO Box

287, Lockeford CA, 95237. (209) 727-3301.

Nickerson MFG. Ramin wood shafts, parallel, tapered, barreled. And Shaft

Shop arrow making machine.  Send SASE or call.  PO Box 33, Stevensville,

MT, 59870. (406) 777-2316.

Valley Archery Supply.  Complete Traditional supplies and bows.

Cat-$2.00. 3814 Blair Road. Whitewater CO. 81527.

The Footed Shaft.  Full line of traditional supplies. Cat- $1.00. 2610 NW

14th Ave, Rochester MN, 55901. (507) 288-7581. 9-5 cst.

Raptor Archery. Staves and billets, arrows and shafts, feathers. Cat-

$2.00. 502 Prospect st., Hood River OR, 97031.

Gateway Feather Mfg. Feather fletching.  P.O. Box 497, Dept TB, PO Box

497, dept.tb, Holmen, WI, 54636. (608) 526-4490.

Double Eagle Archery.  Douglas fir arrows and shafts.  PO Box 493, Dept

TB, Florence MT, 59833. (406) 273-0409.

Sthals Traditional Archery.  Full line of Traditional Archery supplies.

Cat- $1.00. 22523 S.R., 613 West, Oakwood OH, 45873.  (419) 594-2109.

Bull River Bow Crafts.  Douglas fir and Larch, arrows and shafts.  Free

brochure. PO Box 615, Troy MT, 59935.

Kootenai Arrows.  Arrows and shafts. Pine, fir, larch, spruce. And bows.  

Box 95, Moyie, B.C., Canada. VOB 2A0. (604) 829-0528.

Butlers Traditional Bowhunting Supplies.  Custom arrows and shafts.  163

Bear River dr., Evanston WY, 82930. (307) 789-4982.

Meggers Traditional Archery. Custom cedar and fir arrows and shafts.

Tapered and barreled shafts.  511 N. Massachusetts Ave., Mason City,

Iowa, 50401. (515) 424-0874.

Raven Arrows. Birch and fir. Tapered or parallel shafts. Greybar turkey &

grey goose feathers.  993 Grays Creek RD., dept tb, Indian Valley. Idaho,

83632. (208) 256-4341.

Mohawk Arrows.  Barrel tapered shafts. Free brochure. PO Box 523, W.

Springfield, Mass. 01089. (413)781-5612.

Silent Pond Shafts. Shafts of Ash, maple and birch. 7 Maple, Whitefield,

NH. 03598. (603) 837-2323.

J & M Traditions.  Traditional Supplies. RD #2, Box 413, Sunbury, PA.

17081. (717) 286-7887.

Feather Fletch Traditional Archery.  Traditional supplies. Cat- $2.00. RD

#2, Box 2172, Bangor, Pennsylvania, 18013. (215) 498-4676.

Blue Cloud Archery.  Ramin Wood shafts and feathers.  242 Walnut st.,

Fort Collins, CO, 80524. (303) 482-0711.

Dinks Feather Shop.  Custom cedar arrows and shafts. 52 Cent stamp for

list. Rt 1, Box 50A, Murrysville WV, 26153. (304) 273-3485.

The Archery Nook. Custom cedar arrows. SASE for list. 511 Baldwin R3,

Lake City, MI, 49651.

Twig Archery. Arrows and shafts, parallel, tapered and barrel.  Arrow

building supplies. Free brochure.  45194 TR 432, Coresville OH, 43811.  

(614) 829-2847.

Bob Cassels Archery.  Custom cedar arrows. 110-14 Leverington Ave.,

Philadelphia PA, 19127.  (215) 482-9813.

Whitetail Country Arrows. Custom arrows.  11 Foote st., Auborn NY, 13021.

(315) 253-1617.

Jays Sporting Goods. Cedar arrows and shafts. Longbows and recurves. dept

TB, 8800 South Clare Ave., Clare, MI, 48617. (517) 386-3475.

Bobs Gun and Tackle Shop. Cedar arrows and shafts, bows, arrow making

supplies. Free list.  2208 Gun Lake rd., dept TB, Hastings MI, 49058.

(616) 945-4106.

Arrows by Kelly.  Cedar arrows and shafts.  Free list. Dept TB, R.167E,

Townline Rd., Athens, WI, 54411. (715) 257-7406

Lewis and Clark.  Ramin, cedar, fir and pine arrows and shafts. New and

used bows.  Paul Bogar, 832 Cedar Ave. Lewiston ID. 83501. (208)


Drumstick Arrows. Custom wood arrows. 3521 Valentine Dr., Denison, TX.,

75020. (903) 465-1241.

Cedar Valley Archery. Custom, modern and primitive arrows, shafting.  

Free brochure. 302 Blont, Charles City, IA, 50616, (515) 228-4652.

Ambush Archery. Natural arrows, shafts. Free brochure. SASE. Mike

Shroyer, 10685 Poorman st. S.W., Navarre, OH, 44662.

Legendary Longbows. Sitka spruce and ramin shafting.  $1.00 for

information. Gary Ellis Sr/. 12465 W. Euclid Ave., New Berlin, WI,

53151. (414) 796-0522.

Redrock Primitive Supplies.  Raw Dogwood and River cane shafts. Feathers.

SASE for brochure. P.O. Box 584, Wells, TX 75976.  (409) 867-4515.

Jerry Berry. River cane shafts.  Rt/ 4, Box 164-A, Rusk TX 75785.  (903)


G.E.M. Shafts of Dogwood and River cane. Rt 1, Box 1708, Huntington TX,

75949. (409) 876-5025.  

Precision Wood Products. Shafts of douglas fir, hemlock and sitka Spruce.

940 McDonald Rd, Quilcene, WA 98376. (414) 796-0522.

Stan Lindert.  Red Osier arrow shafts. 328B Manson Blvd., Manson WA






compiled from

Traditional Bowhunter and Primitive Archer Magazines

June 1994


Sir Jon Fitz-rauf

Kelly Hobbs. Semi finished osage orange and hickory self bow blanks.  639

SE 250, Clinton, NO 64735. (816) 477-3652.

Rocky mountain Laminations. Tapers, parallels, veneers of exotic wood.  

Neil Jacobson, 378 3 rd Ave E.N., Kalispell, MT 59901. (406) 752-2219.

Kilman laminations and Supplies.  Laminations, limb woods, exotic riser

woods, fiberglass, epoxy.  3732 Dolphaine lane, Flint MI 48506. (810)


Ambush Archery.  Osage staves, bows. Free brochure. SASE. Mike Shroger,

10685 Poorman st. SW, Navarre, OH 44662.

Legendary Longbows.  Staves of various woods, horn tips for nocks, bows.

$1.00 for info.  Gary Ellis Sr., 12465 W. Euclid Ave, New Berlin, WI

53151. (414) 796-0522.

Red Rock Primitive Supplies.  Osage staves and billets, bowyer tools.

SASE for brochure.  P.O. Box 584, Wells, TX 75976.  (409) 867-4515.  

Kip Hoffman.  Staves of ash, hackberry, red cedar, elm, hickory, red elm,

osage. Box 97, Alta Vista, KS 66834.  (913) 499-6328.  

Kevin Wilson. Staves of Hickory, ash , maple, elm.  P.O. Box 439, Mc

Ewen, TN  37101.  (615) 582-3581.

Battle Bows.  Staves, kits and bows.  $2.00 for brochure.  P.O. Box 714.  

Harison, AR  72602.  (501) 741-8246.  

Woods Unusual.   Staves, handle risers.  $1.50 for catalogue.  P.O. Box

1722C, Hawaiian Gardens, CA 90716-0722.

Autumn Archer.  Staves.  10151 W. Asbury Ave., Lakewood, CO 80227. (303)

980-9434. Evenings and weekends.

Rick. Yew billets and staves.  Call (208) 435-4508.

Vision Maker.  Hickory bow blanks.  SASE for list.  116 Mt. Carmel dr.,

Natchez, MS  39120.

Jim McCanney.  Staves of red elm, brown ash.  P.O. Box 251, Wyoming, NM  


Exotic Hardwoods.  Osage orange staves.  4100 Spencer, Torrance, CA  

90503. (310) 542-3576.




compiled from

Traditional Bowhunter & Primitive Archer Magazines

June 1994


Sir Jon Fitz-Rauf

Cherokee Bows and Arrows, by Al Herrin. 160 pages, 94  illustrations.

$14.95. White Bear Publishing, Dept TB, Rt 3, Box 172, Tahlequah OK,


The Art of Making Primitive Bows, by D.C. Waldorf.  $9.00 plus $2.00

shipping. Free list of other archery books available.  Sylvan

Publications, P.O. Box 1315, Hamilton, MT 59840.  

Traditional Bowyers Bible, vol. 1 $19.95, vol 2 $22.95, vol 3 $24.95.  

$3.50 shipping per order.  Bois dArc Press, P.O. Box 233, Azle TX, 76098.

(817) 237-0829.

Primitive Archer. Magazine with many excellent articles on self bow and

arrow making. 1 year for $14.00. P.O. Box 209, Lufkin, TX, 75902-0209.

(409) 632-8746.

Traditional Bowhunter.  Magazine with longbow and recurve information,

hunting and some how to articles. 1 year for $16.00. P.O Box 15583, Bosie

Idaho, 83715.  (208) 888-4710.

The Bent Stick.  By Paul Comstock.  40,000 word manual on making self

bows from common trees. $11.00.  Paula Comstock, P.O.Box 1102, OH, 43105.

Creative Media.  Video and manual on how to make a laminated longbow.  

Free info., 11358 Aurora, Des Monies, Iowa, 50322.  (515) 278-8213.

For the First Time Bowyer.  Information on self bow construction. $8.95

plus $2.00 shipping.  Bitter Creek Bow Works, P.O. Box 203, Lufkin, TX,


The Art of Making Indian Bows & Arrows.  By Phil Walking Elk. Covers the

construction of Indian self bows and Dogwood arrows.  $14.95 plus $2.00

shipping. Wolf Vision Publications, Box 6575, Norman  OK, 73070-6575.

Arrow Making by Paul Brunner.  Video covers construction of custom wood

and aluminum arrows, feather splicing.  $14.95 and $2.00 shipping.  

Stoney-Wolf Video Productions, P.O.BOX 459, Lolo, MT, 59847.  1- 800-


Traditional Bowhunters Crafts.  Video.  Covers creating quality wood

arrows, footing wood arrows, and crafting strings.  $25.95 plus $4.00

shipping. Butlers Field Sports, 100 8th st., Evanston, WY, 82930. (309)


The Primitive Bow & Arrow.   Video and book.  By John and Gerri

McPherson. Covers construction of self bows and dogwood arrows using only

simple tools.  Information on use of green wood in bow construction.  

$29.95 Ppd. Prairie Wolf, P.O. Box 96, Dept. TB, Randolph, KS 66554.


sirjon at sns.com  (John, R., Edgerton)


(510)623-8656 FAX (510)623-8652 DATA



Subject: ANST - Sources of Arrow Shafts

Date: Wed, 02 Dec 98 21:37:02 MST

From: "Bob Dewart" <gilli at seacove.net>

To: <ansteorra at Ansteorra.ORG>


With the war fast approaching, I know there are alot of people out there

getting ready to make arrow (well, I can hope, can't I!!).  For those of you

who may want to be a bit more traditional, here are two places I use for my

arrow shafts.


Stotler Archery

P.O.Box 516

Coquille, Oregon 97423

(541) 572-2225


Port Orford Cedar Shafts: 5/16; 11/32; 23/64;  30 1/2 and 32 inch lengths

Premium shafts  $.73 ea

Select shafts  $.58 ea.


They will sell in lots of 500


F/S Discount Archery2852 Walnut unit A

Tustin, CA 92780




Cedar or Chundoo Wood, Premium for the most part are $99.50 / 10 DZ. some

sizes are more.


Chundoo Wood, Select  $67.50 / 10DZ.  These are the ones I use for combat

arrows.  Some are a little rough, but under the strapping tape it doesn't



Hope this helps.  See you at the arrow making parties or at the Kingdom War

Practise at Ravens Fort.





Date: Thu, 25 May 2000 20:10:12 MST

From: "Eadric Anstapa" <eadric at barley.scabrewer.com>

Subject: Re: ANST - Longbow String

To: <ansteorra at ansteorra.org>


> Can anyone recommend a good site for ordering Flemish Bow Strings for

> a Welsh Longbow?  I TRIED (several times) to get with Kingslayer

> Armory but haven't gotten ANY replies back from them in weeks.

> Ld Brennan


You can almost always get custom flemish twist strings in either dacron or

fastflight off of ebay for anywhere from $5-$8 each.  Sometimes they sell

them in lots of 2 or 3.  Shipping is usually $1.


You give them the AMO length of your bow, draw weight,  and the actual

length of the string (or send them an old one).  They will twist you a

custom string in your choice of colors for the string bundles (typically 2

or 3 bundles in a string) and often you can get custom colors on the



There are about 10 auctions there right now with strings.  One of the guys

has a website at






Date: Fri, 26 May 2000 05:53:35 MST

From: Mike Andrews <mikea at mikea.ath.cx>

Subject: ANST - Re: Flemish bow strings for a longbow

To: ansteorra at ansteorra.org


"Joseph Bosko" <acrubray at earthlink.net> wrote:

> Can anyone recommend a good site for ordering Flemish Bow Strings for

> a Welsh Longbow?  I TRIED (several times) to get with Kingslayer

> Armory but haven't gotten ANY replies back from them in weeks.


> Ld Brennan


Three Rivers Archery (www.threeriversarchery.com) had the strings in

stock at reasonable prices, and (more importantly) has the materials

and tools in stock so that you can make your own. (I know, that's the

Laurel speaking). I strongly recommend the Flemish String Maker's

Jig for at least the first few strings. I've made Flemish strings in

B-50 Dacron and in flax; both work well, though the flax is less



The people are _very_ good to work with. If you're ever in the area

of Ashley, IN, stop by and drool.


My only relation with TRA, is that I buy things from them.


Mike Andrews / Michael Fenwick          Namron, Ansteorra

mikea at mikea.ath.cx



To: Gleann Abhann (mail list) <gleannabhann at yahoogroups.com>

Subject: Re: net backstop for Archery

Posted by: "Egil" eagleclaws_skyrider at hotmail.com eagleclaws_skyrider

Date: Wed Dec 23, 2009 10:48 am ((PST))


Cheapest thing to do for a single shoot is go to your local carpet place, ask for cut offs and old carpeting, drill holes at the top and put several layers together. It does not look great but very effective. The carpet can be covered with some cheap fabric to conceal it. Also several layers of cardboard boxes put together will work in a pinch.




PS: for Archery netting, I have found these:



I ordered two for Gulf Wars. Shipping is free, a big plus.


--- In gleannabhann at yahoogroups.com, Dana Smith <danaelisefilms at ...> wrote:

<<<  Anyone know where I can get a net or some kind of backstop for  cheap or reduced price?

-Bragnae >>>



To: scanewcomers at yahoogroups.com

Subject: If you are interested in Archery

Posted by: "Chris" chris_brock00 at yahoo.com chris_brock00

Date: Tue Jun 7, 2011 10:18 pm ((PDT))


Found this site while I was researching. The prices are great and the shipping was fast. Customer service was excellent. I haven't got a chance to put the bow I bought into service yet, but it looks great. They have a wide variety and I haven't found anything close to beat the prices for a custom tillered, hand made bow. Looks great for someone just beginning like myself!


Arngrimr Thorvaldson





From: wararcher at yahoo.com

Subject: Re: [Bryn-gwlad] for archers

Date: June 8, 2011 3:06:03 PM CDT

To: bryn-gwlad at lists.ansteorra.org


> http://www.woodbows.com/rhunt.html


While definitely not an expert, I will, however, comment.  I have owned the predecessor to the particular bow shown in the link.  It has performed well over the past 5+ years of ownership in various weather conditions.  Mine came with a linen bow string and linen stringer as part of the original purchase and I have only this past year replaced the linen string with a more modern bow string.




From: j_hodek at yahoo.com

Subject: Re: [Ansteorra] for archers

Date: June 8, 2011 3:13:28 PM CDT

To: ansteorra at lists.ansteorra.org


> http://www.woodbows.com/rhunt.html


I have bought from them a couple of times and the prices are good and the

quality is also.


HL Gunnarr haukr




From: ray_sorian87 at yahoo.com

Subject: Re: [Ansteorra] for archers

Date: June 8, 2011 3:17:10 PM CDT

To: StefanliRous at austin.rr.com


<<< This came across the SCA Newcomers list today. Would any of the archery experts here like to comment on how good or bad this bow might be? Or it's suitability for SCA target archery?


Stefan >>>


I wasn't sure if you wanted this posted to the list so replying to you only. I don't know about the quality of the bow, but based on the picture it looks like the one I have. As to the question of if this can be used in target archery, based on the handbooks, it can be used for target as long as the draw length and weight are correct for the shooter. Also, as long as it is under 50 pounds at 28 inch draw, you can use this now for combat.


Christóbal de Soria



From: Baronman at aol.com

Subject: [Ansteorra] Ansteorra] for archers

Date: June 8, 2011 3:22:39 PM CDT

To: ansteorra at lists.ansteorra.org


I bought one about 5 years ago- loved it but it delaminated the second day  

of Gulf Wars this year.  It was a really great bow.


Baron Bors



From: mikea at mikea.ath.cx

Subject: Re: [Ansteorra] Ansteorra] for archers

Date: June 8, 2011 4:26:03 PM CDT

To: ansteorra at lists.ansteorra.org


On Wed, Jun 08, 2011 at 04:19:03PM -0500, Dave W wrote:

<<< I'm thinking that if it delaminated, it wasn't a 'great' bow.... just saying

;) >>>


Could well have been great in many, if not all, other respects. My first

Really Good Bow was in fact a great Damon-Howatt recurve. It delaminated

after 20+ years of use -- starting at the lower tip, which got closed in

a car door; it wasn't the bow's fault, but mine. I shortened it to remove

the delaminated part, and a corresponding amount on the upper limb, and

re-tillered it, but it just wasn't the same afterward.


Mike Andrews        /   Michael Fenwick    Barony of Namron, Ansteorra

mikea at mikea.ath.cx  /   Amateur Extra radio operator W5EGO

Tired old music Laurel; Chirurgeon; SCAdian since AS XI



From: tex_yankee2004 at yahoo.com

Subject: Re: [Bryn-gwlad] for archers

Date: June 8, 2011 4:41:03 PM CDT

To: bryn-gwlad at lists.ansteorra.org


I love working with red oak but would be very hesitant to recommend a heavy bow made out of this wood. It makes a great lighter weight bow. I have seen some and even made some but to be honest they scare me. The backing will help prevent it from exploding into little pieces but does little else. Any bow, any wood, any manufacturer will eventually fail. It is made from wood and can dry or get too much humidity.  

The price was not bad but was not great either. For that price you can just about get a backed bow that is backed with wood. The wood backing will allow for a slight overdraw as well as give it added punch.

For the finish I would use a coat of Danish Oil, wait three days and then a couple coats of clear wipe on poly.

The warrenty is not bad but it is not great. For a better warrenty I would recommend Kee’s longbows. They are made in Leander Tx and come with a lifetime warrenty for material and workmanship. What that means is don’t break what they call the stupid clause by overdrawing it, using it for a pool toy, fetch toy for your dog, walking stick, cut it to make it a take down bow, well you get the idea. If it fails just bring it back to her and she hands you another one. Also if you want to trade up when you feel you are ready for a heavier bow she will take your Kee’s trade in.

I have know them for years and worked in their shop so I would recommend Kee’s to anyone interested in a bow. If you want to see some of their bows just come to archery practice on Sunday as we use several of them.




From: mikea at mikea.ath.cx

Subject: Re: [Ansteorra] Ansteorra] for archers

Date: June 8, 2011 4:51:00 PM CDT

To: ansteorra at lists.ansteorra.org


On Wed, Jun 08, 2011 at 02:44:34PM -0700, Patrick R wrote:

<<< Tillering is the process of working the limbs of the bow to make them

bend equally when pulled to full draw. If a bow has been cut down it

usually needs to be retillered and will most likely be a heavier weight

but may no longer have the maximum draw the bow once did. >>>


Just so. The bow had drawn 45# at 28", but the weight went up to 52# at

26", and it really wasn't safe to draw past 26". But my word, that was a

_quick_ bow.



Mike Andrews        /   Michael Fenwick    Barony of Namron, Ansteorra

mikea at mikea.ath.cx  /   Amateur Extra radio operator W5EGO

Tired old music Laurel; Chirurgeon; SCAdian since AS XI



From: davidjhughes.tx at netzero.com

Subject: Re: [Ansteorra] Ansteorra] for archers

Date: June 8, 2011 7:25:47 PM CDT

To: ansteorra at lists.ansteorra.org


<<< I might still argue that if a sub-$100 bow lasts five years and performs

well during that time, that's still pretty good value.


Antoine D'Aubernoun >>>


As best I can tell, solid fiberglass longbows in adult sizes, while very popular and common in the 50's, 60's and 70's, are no longer made commercially. Used ones do show up on Ebay and similar sites, with the usual risks of buying used gear.



Date: Sat, 8 Oct 2011 22:05:07 +1000

From: "Brett Hollindale" <agro at powerup.com.au>

Subject: Re: [Lochac] Encouraging Authenticity

To: "The Shambles: the SCA Lochac mailing list"

        <lochac at lochac.sca.org>


Glynyhvar has us doing Mongolian at the moment so I have been sourcing horse



There are some nice ones here



We ordered 2 Kassai "Bears" 2 weeks ago and they are currently in customs in

Sydney - we should have them next week!!


or there are nice perioid bows called the SKB (Samick Korean Bow) that I

found for abot $150 Aus at this webstore






From: "Phil Abrahams" <debeaumontau at yahoo.com.au>

To: "The Shambles: the SCA Lochac mailing list" <lochac at lochac.sca.org>

Sent: Saturday, October 08, 2011 7:43 PM

Subject: Re: [Lochac] Encouraging Authenticity


Wildwood Traditional Archery is another provider of very authentic and good

shooting bows. We have two of the Steve Stratton Longbows (one 50lb, the

other 30lb) in the house and both shoot very well. Very period in looks with

the classic "D" cross section, horn nocks, no arrow rest (but a "pass"







From: Katrina McCreadie <katrina at danota.net>

To: 'The Shambles: the SCA Lochac mailing list' <lochac at lochac.sca.org>

Sent: Saturday, 8 October 2011 7:54 PM

Subject: Re: [Lochac] Encouraging Authenticity


If you are looking for a period long bow, try Cliff Turpin in Brisbane at

his business Turbows.



He has a very good reputation for his quality of work amongst Qld historical





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