CUSTOM MADE TRADITIONAL ARCHERY EQUIPMENT
TRADITIONAL BOWS ARROWS & ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT FOR ARCHERS, MUSEUMS & QUALITY RE-ENACTMENT

Bows, arrows, strings, books, trophies, gifts and more...



Incorporating 'Amaranth' English longbows.
Based in Somerset, England, I've specialised in making bespoke traditional archery equipment for over 30 years.
I prefer to discuss the archer's individual requirements face-to-face before agreeing an order, my bows are not available 'off the shelf'.


NOTE: 'English' Longbows specification
My bows are made in accordance with the British Long-Bow Society Specification regarding limb section and drawn profile.
(See HERE for specifications from the main archery organisations.)
  They will therefore comply with the requirements of all societies.

CLICK ON AN ITEM BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION
PLEASE NOTE: obtaining good quality wood for 'self' bows is proving difficult at present.

    

English Longbow  by Amaranth of Sylvan Archery

'ENGLISH' LONGBOW

Whether you want an all-purpose, a flight or target bow, my English longbows are made to order to suit your drawlength, draw-weight and shooting style, constructed from carefully selected seasoned timber 

Laminated Flatbows

FLATBOWS

Laminated flatbows with bamboo backing...sweet shooting and traditional.

Meare Heath at Stonehenge

PRIMITIVE BOWS

Holmegaard, Meare Heath, cable-backed and Mollegabet styles, all 'self' bows to correct patterns
Availability subject to obtaining suitable quality timber

painted flatbows

PAINTED/SELF BOWS

Plain or painted 'self' bows in maple, elm or ash (when available)


Field and target arrows

ARROWS inc FIELD & TARGET STYLES

Field & target, flight, flu-flus 'primitive' styles and more made to order.

Historic arrows

HISTORIC ARROWS

Poplar or Ash shafts with hand forged arrowheads.

Hiatoric arrows trophies

TROPHY ARROWS/GIFTS

Historic or target arrows on a hardwood plaque for hanging on the wall, or on a hardwood plinth.
Space is provided for customers to add their own award/nameplates.



Prehistoric arrows

PREHISTORIC ARROWS

Flint heads to particular pattern eg Stellmoor
PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR AVAILABILITY

FluFlu

BLUNTS

Specialist arrows in variety made to order with different fletching styles and heads/points.

Bowstring closeup

DACRON & LINEN BOWSTRINGS

Dacron B50 bowstrings for traditional bows in various colours -Flemish twist style, double looped or with bowyer's hitch.
Also pure undyed unbleached linen strings.
FROM £14.00

Archers wax and pouch

ARCHER'S STRING WAX

Special wax specially made for bow strings, with added resin- this is no ordinary beeswax!
Includes bag to keep the wax tablet clean.
FROM £3.00

longbow bags

FABRIC BOW BAGS

Over 80 inch long so suitable for longbows. Double stitched and reinforced base.
Material & colours vary, please email for details.

Traditional archers handbook

TRADITIONAL ARCHER'S HANDBOOK: A practical Guide

Best selling book with guidance on selecting your bow, tuning and maintaining your kit, and making bows, arrows and strings
MORE INFORMATION
£15.00 inc postage within UK


Contact for French and German edition: Traditionell Bogenschiessen

Bamboo arrow book cover

BAMBOO ARROW MAKING

The best book on the subject by a maker and master craftsman, describes in detail the care taken in producing quality arrowshaftsAn excellent guide by a grower of bamboo, bowyer and fine craftsman
£10,00 inc postage within UK

Thumbring book

KAY'S THUMBRING BOOK

By Kay Koppedrayer
Excellent introduction to the subject of thumbring types, history and use
£12.50 inc postage within UK

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JOURNEY TO STONEHENGE

by Jane Brayne (illustrator to BBC's 'Meet the Ancestors')
An illustrated book for children -a story about how the archer arrived at Stonehenge.
£12.50 inc p&p (UK)

Horn tips

BOW MAKING MATERIALS

Unshaped horn tips
£10/pair
Inc p&p (UK)

Pearl (hide glue)
£6.00/200gr
Inc p&p (UK)

Some longbow components also available. eg laminations
Please enquire

Longbow cores and/laminations also available

Making Bamboo arrows cover

BOW MAINTENANCE/REPAIR

If you have a precious traditional bow which needs some attention, I may be able to help,
New strings (linen and dacron), replacement nocks, leather grips fitted, refinishing and minor flaws repaired.
Please get in touch to discuss. 

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WARBOW TEST DVD
Tests carried out at the MoD labs,  Shrivenham, using a heavy draw weight longbow, includes laboratory test and report.

Arrow bag

ARROW BAG
Currently unavailable



framed miniature longbow

1/12 scale MINIATURES

For a gift or trophy, shootable
Framed or unframed.

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HORN ARMGUARDS

Currently unavailable

Archers paradox

ARCHER'S PARADOX/ARROW ORDERING  INFO REQUIRED

 

traditional bows

BOW ORDERING & CARE

HOW TO ORDER.
FOR TERMS CLICK HERE

Most items are made to order to ensure they suit you.
Books, string wax and bow bags are sent from stock.
Details on ordering items are given on each relevant page.

1

Contact me

Please email with any info/questions relating to your order and to discuss the specification/fitting for your bespoke bow.

2

Agreement

If you need further info, or I need more details from you, we'll agree on the order via email prior to payment.

3

Payment

Payment can be made via by Paypal (I can send a money request), bank transfer or cheque. Bow orders require 30% deposit,  all other items are payment with order.

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