Re: (fwd) Longbow Supplier? (fwd)
Believe it or not, she can get a real nice handmade selfbow from Taylor Made
Bows for under $50, as long as she's willing to wait a couple of months for
it. When I was Endless hill's captain of archers, we had one in the loaner
gear, and it shot real nice.
With luck, someone else will have an address - I'm at work.
>From: John Edgerton <sirjon@...>
>To: sca archery <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: [SCA-Archery] (fwd) Longbow Supplier? (fwd)
>Date: Thu, 7 Oct 1999 15:25:52 -0700 (PDT)
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>Date: Sat, 02 Oct 1999 19:49:09 -0400
>From: james koch <alchem@...>
>A young lady in our group is looking to purchase a longbow and to date
>has been unable to find a supplier to meet her needs. Her ideal bow is
>a D-section, yew, highly efficient, non_stacking, self bow, made
>entirely of period materials and using period tools, for anywhere from
>free to $50.00 US. Of course she is willing to compromise somewhat.
>She'd probably be happy with a flat bow of ash for up to $100.00 US.
>Has anyone recently purchased a good longbow from an SCA (or other
>traditional) bowyer. If so, please apprise us regarding contact
>information for the maker.
>Jim Koch (Gladius The Alchemist)
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- D Humberson wrote:
>I've had a couple of his bows and they shot very nicely and were quite
> From: "D Humberson" <dhumbers@...>
> Believe it or not, she can get a real nice handmade selfbow from Taylor Made
> Bows for under $50, as long as she's willing to wait a couple of months for
> it. When I was Endless hill's captain of archers, we had one in the loaner
> gear, and it shot real nice.
pretty . Unfortunately he doesn't seen to tiller them out past about 27"
of draw in spite of being asked to take it out to 30". I draw 29"+ and
the bows have chrysaled in both limbs.
If her draw is less than 27", then I'd say give Taylor a try.
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- At 01:17 AM 10/8/99 EDT, you wrote:
>I'd love to help, but a pair of Yew billets for a bow runs about 50 bucks,
>with other materials a finished bow might cost 75 to 100 just to make.
>not even thinking of labor! (one of my problems at the moment is findinghemp
>cord to make strings!)Craig,
> However, when done I have a fairly sweet shooting English long bow, with a
>nicely rounded cross section, horn nocks, ect...
>I've got some osage on the way, but that costs the same as yew. I havent
>built any out of other woods yet.
>Good luck with her search, though!
>Wuner (Craig Toth)
>What diameter hemp are you seeking. I buy it locally to bind and string
crossbows. There are several online suppliers and most cities have hemp
specialty shops. Hemp string is also sold for macrame and beading.