Traditional Archery Discussions on the Leatherwall


oversea makers of traditional bows

Messages posted to thread:
crawfish 07-Nov-11
PaPa Doc 07-Nov-11
crawfish 07-Nov-11
Gaur 07-Nov-11
Gaur 07-Nov-11
V-Archer 07-Nov-11
PaPa Doc 07-Nov-11
Coyote 07-Nov-11
Lucas 07-Nov-11
charlie 08-Nov-11
Steve M 08-Nov-11
36bound 08-Nov-11
LV2HUNT 08-Nov-11
Redbow 08-Nov-11
Raven 08-Nov-11
Spyder-Man 08-Nov-11
Spyder-Man 08-Nov-11
cacciatore 08-Nov-11
Red Beastmaster 08-Nov-11
Slow Tack 08-Nov-11
charlie 08-Nov-11
charlie 08-Nov-11
dire wolf 08-Nov-11
Gaur 08-Nov-11
Steve M 10-Nov-11
hcorrigall 10-Nov-11
Robnov 06-Sep-12
sleepyhunter 06-Sep-12
Pierre 06-Sep-12
Pierre 06-Sep-12
George D. Stout 06-Sep-12
Shifting Shadow 06-Sep-12
sounder 06-Sep-12
Ricky The Cabel Guy 07-Sep-12
Trillium 07-Sep-12
Trillium 07-Sep-12
Trillium 07-Sep-12
Perun 07-Sep-12
b.bowyer 07-Sep-12
Phil 07-Sep-12
killinstuff 07-Sep-12
b.bowyer 07-Sep-12
Phil 07-Sep-12
Ventura66 07-Sep-12
Mike Etzler 07-Sep-12
Babysaph 07-Sep-12
Paintedsticks 07-Sep-12
apachearrow 07-Sep-12
Ventura66 08-Sep-12
b.bowyer 08-Sep-12
b.bowyer 08-Sep-12
b.bowyer 08-Sep-12
Andy Man 08-Sep-12
b.bowyer 08-Sep-12
jhelton 08-Sep-12
b.bowyer 08-Sep-12
Robnov 08-Sep-12
jhelton 08-Sep-12
36bound 08-Sep-12
Coyote 08-Sep-12
Crossed Arrows 09-Sep-12
Ventura66 09-Sep-12
b.bowyer 09-Sep-12
buckbow 09-Sep-12
Andy Man 09-Sep-12
moosehunter 18-Apr-14
Jack NZ 18-Apr-14
Todd the archer 18-Apr-14
Flash 18-Apr-14
MStyles 18-Apr-14
George D. Stout 19-Apr-14
AK Pathfinder 19-Apr-14
kenwilliams 19-Apr-14
nomo 19-Apr-14
TradbowBob 19-Apr-14
TradbowBob 19-Apr-14
K Cummings 19-Apr-14
From: crawfish
Date: 07-Nov-11




are there any traditional bows made oversea's?

From: PaPa Doc
Date: 07-Nov-11




Yes!

From: crawfish
Date: 07-Nov-11




names ?

From: Gaur
Date: 07-Nov-11




Samick made in Korea

From: Gaur
Date: 07-Nov-11




me in Thailand

From: V-Archer
Date: 07-Nov-11




v-archery

From: PaPa Doc
Date: 07-Nov-11




Any many others, do a search on the world wide web some will pop-up.

From: Coyote
Date: 07-Nov-11




Border bows in Scotland

'yote

From: Lucas
Date: 07-Nov-11




There are a couple of bowyers in Australia, Idon't have their web addresses but check one of the Ozzie forums.

From: charlie
Date: 08-Nov-11




Ragim are italian i believe

From: Steve M
Date: 08-Nov-11




What type of Bow are you looking for?

Border has already been menioned http://www.borderbows.com/working/products/

Deca bows http://www.decabow.com/en/home

Blackbrook Bows http://www.blackbrook.eu/ourservices.html

KG Archery http://www.kgarchery.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=23&sort=pd.name&order=DESC

Bickerstaffe bows http://www.bickerstaffebows.co.uk/

TFK http://www.bogenbau-tfk.de/index.php/en.html

If you need more just let me know ;-)

From: 36bound
Date: 08-Nov-11




Greece and Italy are probably having going out of business sales on all of their traditional bows. And those children over in communist China are slackin' again and have way too much play time on their hands. I'm sure that their masters would appreciate a purchase order.

From: LV2HUNT
Date: 08-Nov-11




BearPaw Archery is German and sold through Kustom King Archery.

From: Redbow
Date: 08-Nov-11




Try tfk bogen bau of Germany And Timber point of South Africa

From: Raven
Date: 08-Nov-11




Hi, it seems that you've already gotten alot of names so far. I'll put in my vote for Border bows because they're so beautiful. I don't own one but I have shot two and they are pretty popular here in Sweden along with Falco bows..

http://home.falco.ee/products_eng/falco_bows/

And here is one guy in Sweden that also builds guitars, Heikki Rousu.

http://www.långbåge.se/

From: Spyder-Man
Date: 08-Nov-11




Achim Stegmeyer.de

...one of the best in germany

From: Spyder-Man
Date: 08-Nov-11




Achim Stegmeyer.de

...one of the best in germany

From: cacciatore Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 08-Nov-11




In Italy there are at least 15 custom bowmakers,some very talented and with quite a few experience.Their prices can be a little high for the exchage rate. Veriano Marchi knifemaker Danilo Rosini Adriano Alberti Davide Vicini to name a few.

From: Red Beastmaster
Date: 08-Nov-11




Caribow-Manitoba, Canada

Greatree-Korea

From: Slow Tack
Date: 08-Nov-11




I ordered a Mongol Horse Bow from Flagella Dei out of Hungary. Sort of funny, but they advertise as traditional bows, but most all of them are the horse bow type, which in Hungary is "traditional". I got shipping notification today from DHL. I'll let you know how it turns out.

From: charlie
Date: 08-Nov-11




There are a fair few british elb makers as well.Richard head is one

From: charlie
Date: 08-Nov-11




There are a fair few british elb makers as well.Richard head is one

From: dire wolf
Date: 08-Nov-11




I know Pip Bickerstaffe over in the UK..Nottingham. Mostly wood laminated English style longbows with the occasional ELB selfbow done.

Good craftsmen he and his lads and they have seen the old bows and know what they are replicating in both form and function..Jim

From: Gaur
Date: 08-Nov-11




36bound. Have you ever traveled outside of America? Just wondering...

From: Steve M
Date: 10-Nov-11




Raven thanks for bringing up Falco, I forgot the Bowyer from the counry I'm living in, Doh lol

He does nice bows

From: hcorrigall
Date: 10-Nov-11




Rob Ward in New Zealand

From: Robnov
Date: 06-Sep-12




if someone needs info about italian bowmaker please ask to me, i'll try to give you infos or pls visit this website is the Italian association of bowmaker www.arcoitaliano.com

From: sleepyhunter
Date: 06-Sep-12




Kwik Styk is from Canada. I think.

From: Pierre
Date: 06-Sep-12




Smoother than silk,thougher than leather, handmade in France :

French for bow is " arc", have a look upon the "en stock" gallery... Miam !

From: Pierre
Date: 06-Sep-12




I've just forgot this : www.northarchery.com

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 06-Sep-12




We need overseas suppliers to keep archery going for those just beginning, and those who don't have a pisspot full of money to buy customs. Our bowyers have no interest in offering low cost bows, and couldn't keep up anyway. American manufacturers are basiically nonexistant, save for Bear and Martin, and most of their line is out of range for rural folks trying to raise families on what some of the ego oriented asses consider pocket change.

Samick makes fine bows, and affordable to everyone.

From: Shifting Shadow
Date: 06-Sep-12




Speaking of Samick, the Red Stag take-down handle has been re- designed. It's slimmer and really fits and balances nicely in the hand. (Sorry, crawfish, couldn't resist.) $80.

From: sounder
Date: 06-Sep-12




Good words George

From: Ricky The Cabel Guy
Date: 07-Sep-12




"And those children over in communist China are slackin' again and have way too much play time on their hands. I'm sure that their masters would appreciate a purchase order."

No worries dude. They're making a boat load of parts for Jeep.

Matter of fact, Jeep owns the facility.

rotflmao

From: Trillium
Date: 07-Sep-12




Cinnabar bows, traditional Chinese bows. Check out the videos, also look at the force curve of the Ming Moon 1. Bamboo and Gordon glass. I am ordering one this fall. Can't wait!

http://www.cinnabarbow.com/marinerbows/

From: Trillium
Date: 07-Sep-12




"You newer know, maybe some of the American custom bows are made in China ;)..."

Sort of like the computers folks use to contribute comments to Leatherwall threads, eh fjordhunter?

From: Trillium
Date: 07-Sep-12




fjordhunter: Very, very cool. Is that you! Congrats! You look like Saxton Pope, only in color!

T

From: Perun
Date: 07-Sep-12




http://bowsbymojovic.blogspot.com/

From: b.bowyer
Date: 07-Sep-12




More then 10 traditional bowyers in France:http://www.webarcherie.com/forum/index.php/topic/322-les-facteurs-darc/ One I like : "Le Grand Gallois" (transl: The Great Welch one).Maker of very fine longbows .Worth looking.

From: Phil
Date: 07-Sep-12




Sorry Trillium ... not cool at all ... what on earth is the point of killing a male African lion? ....

Sorry Crawfish

From: killinstuff
Date: 07-Sep-12




Phil, if we hunt, we kill. If you don't like it, don't do it and join Green Piece.

Nice Lion,

From: b.bowyer
Date: 07-Sep-12




Agree, Phil.

From: Phil
Date: 07-Sep-12




I'm no anti-hunter ... it's WHAT people hunt I have some issues with.

BTW ... it's Green PEACE.

If we want to discuss this lets start another thread ... lets respect crawfish's question and talk about overseas bow makers

From: Ventura66
Date: 07-Sep-12




Wow................where is Onesharpbroadhead when you need him............

Mark..............Cypress,TX

From: Mike Etzler
Date: 07-Sep-12




Dang!

From: Babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 07-Sep-12




Nothing wrong with killing a lion. Now we have people telling us what animals we kill.,nice lion. I hope to kill one.

From: Paintedsticks
Date: 07-Sep-12




Alternative Archery in England, you can get a set of ILF carbon foam limbs for $200.00 + shipping...PR

From: apachearrow
Date: 07-Sep-12




Although Samick is a Korean company, the "Sage" is made in China. That is apparently why they are so inexpensive. The finish (shaping) is not quite as good as some other bows, but it is a great shooting bow. The only thing sub-par about the Sage is the bowstring that comes with it.

From: Ventura66
Date: 08-Sep-12




BTW..........there is a fellow that just moved in a few doors down from me who is from Tanzania.........he claims that lion meat is highly prized there, and considered a delicacy.....speaks great English, as they were once part of the British empire..........

I am sure the meat did not go to waste if that was Phils concern..............

Mark..........Cypress,TX

From: b.bowyer
Date: 08-Sep-12

b.bowyer's embedded Photo



One of "le Grand Gallois" longbow. Picture by the bowyer:

From: b.bowyer
Date: 08-Sep-12

b.bowyer's embedded Photo



An other pic from the bowyer site:

From: b.bowyer
Date: 08-Sep-12

b.bowyer's embedded Photo



And another one:

From: Andy Man
Date: 08-Sep-12

Andy Man's embedded Photo



Yea! this ACME stuff hasn't been working

From: b.bowyer
Date: 08-Sep-12




Great cat hunters I admire : Jim Corbett and Kenneth Anderson. They hunted alone and on foot maneating tigers and leopards.You can read their book on line :http://www.archive.org/stream/maneatersofkumao029903mbp/maneatersofkumao029903mbp_djvu.txt Thrilling and terrifying.

From: jhelton
Date: 08-Sep-12




Yeah phil, if you did t wanna discuss it on this forum then why did YOU open your mouth.

J

From: b.bowyer
Date: 08-Sep-12




quote:jhelton:Yeah phil, if you did t wanna discuss it on this forum then why did YOU open your mouth. this post was about foreign made trad bows not about dead lions.Thanks.

From: Robnov
Date: 08-Sep-12




Real hunter does not kill lion these days.

From: jhelton
Date: 08-Sep-12




Oh brother

From: 36bound
Date: 08-Sep-12




Ricky the cable guy,

Are we back to interacting with each other on this forum, or privately? I thought I was pretty damn clear in my last interaction with you where we stand. The noun still fits!

From: Coyote
Date: 08-Sep-12




wait, wait. Let me get the popcorn and beer

'yote

From: Crossed Arrows
Date: 09-Sep-12




Welchman Longbows - made in Alaska, which is pretty much a foreign country to most. Gerry Welch makes some beautiful, traditional longbows of Cascade yew that he selects and cuts himself. English longbows and American semi-flat, all carved from one piece of wood. He's also a minister who travels quite a large area. Check out his website.

From: Ventura66
Date: 09-Sep-12




You know I have never heard of a bow that comes out of Central or South America for that matter...........

BTW that was one magnificent lion you took down fjordhunter !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.........perhaps someday I will make it to Africa............

Mark............Cypress,TX

From: b.bowyer
Date: 09-Sep-12




You shot lionS ? What was the weapon of P.H. 375 or 416 ?

From: buckbow
Date: 09-Sep-12




Find it a little interseting that some of you believe Canada is overseas.... last time I visited the states I drove my truck... :)

Nice lion!

From: Andy Man
Date: 09-Sep-12




buckbow:

I was kinda wondering that too

From: moosehunter Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 18-Apr-14

moosehunter's embedded Photo



Border Archery - Scotland

From: Jack NZ
Date: 18-Apr-14




Canada is overseas.

I find it kinda funny that you seem to think that only you and Americans post on this site.

That's TIC dude,,,,relax.

From: Todd the archer Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 18-Apr-14




Also there are a few Hungarian bow makers out there like Grozer and Kassai most notably.

Todd

From: Flash
Date: 18-Apr-14




If the animal isn't endangered it's fair game. There are a lot of animals I have no desire to kill but I am not one to hold it against someone else for killing them. We are all hunters and should defend each other . Canned hunts aren't hunting , just killing. But I'm pretty sure everyone here eats cows...How do they get to the supermarket ? So if someone eats them it's the same as killing a cow. It isn't the same as "hunting " free roaming animals for sure. Just my thoughts, sorry for getting of the bow subject.

From: MStyles
Date: 18-Apr-14




As long as there are American made vintage bows, and American bowyers making bows, not to mention whatever I can cobble together, I have no good reason to buy a bow made outside of North America. But that's me. Whatever anyone else buy's is their business. As far as kids go, between me and my Brother, we give any kid interested in archery that we come across a starter bow, or help them make one.

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 19-Apr-14




Thousands of kids are getting into archery every years thanks to Brave and Hunger Games and a few other shows that got them excited about it. Now tell me how we can keep up with them with American bows that cost two to three times what imported bows cost, and matter of fact there isn't even enough made to keep up.

Then tell me what is more American; having a several thousand Samick or Greatree bows that are made with American maple and fiberglass, along with all the sundry items need for those bows that are made here in America. The economy driven is enormous from imported bows and that can even be approached with our own factories over here. By the way....tell me how many factories are making entry level bows to suit kids and adults.

Some folks need to learn what drives an economy. Our manufacturers gave up on recurve bow in the late 1970's to produce machine bows. Individual bowyers don't have the desire nor time/wherewithal to make lots of cheaper bows, and our manufacturers are limited to Bear and what is left of Damon Howatt/Martin. You can preach buy American all you want, but you need viable products to supply the need. We don't do that because we aren't able to. Hence the imports.

For every imported bow that is already using much material purchased from the US, there is plethora of accessories sold to accommodate that bow. Arrows, rests, strings, nocks, points, arm guards, tabs or gloves and even more items not necessarily related directly. Then consider the jobs that are created to keep up with an increasing desire for those bows. Yes we once did all that, but not any more. Our country gave up on traditional bows long ago and they still haven't made a choice to get back in that business in any but a relatively small way.

As long as we remain stuck in the Custom mindset and high dollar costs, the imports will take the majority of the sales. I'm sure Easton isn't complaining about all the arrows they sell for those imported bows; same with accessory companies like Neet, Bateman, AAE, BPE, Bitzenburger, Jo-Jan, etc, etc, etc.

From: AK Pathfinder
Date: 19-Apr-14




Well put George. I knew a archery shop owner who once said he could just give bows away cause he made all his money on the accessories.

From: kenwilliams
Date: 19-Apr-14




Plus, to add one small thing to what George said well, who knows how many folks start with a imported entry level bow, decide they like archery and buy a more expensive american bow.Thats how I got my start.I started with a samick and have since bought two other bows. Although both were used, one was a high priced american custom bow that the seller sold to me so he could buy another new custom bow. I also had to buy easton arrows for the new bows I acquired plus new arrow rests and other accesories as already mentioned by George.

From: nomo
Date: 19-Apr-14




I'm sure there are many great ones out there. I have a Border LB and I love it. I haven't shot that many different bows, but I would put my Border up against any of them. In fact, I think instead of settin here jawin I'll go out and shoot it. It's a beautiful day here. Y'all have fun. ;~)

From: TradbowBob
Date: 19-Apr-14




I saw some very nice ones advertised in a bowhunting magazine when I was in South Africa.

Didn't write down the name, sorry, but he was a South African.

TBB

From: TradbowBob
Date: 19-Apr-14




Just found it.

http://www.africanarcher.com/

TBB

From: K Cummings
Date: 19-Apr-14




Interesting that this particular thread started almost 3 years ago, the responses are all the same, and as George said, the only products satisfying the entry level segment of the market are the imports...still.

I suspect it will be the same three years from now, and people will be complaining about it...still.

KPC





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