Traditional Archery Discussions on the Leatherwall


Out of business bow makers

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TradToTheBone 25-Jun-22
JHPope 25-Jun-22
Wudstix 25-Jun-22
fdp 25-Jun-22
bowhunt 25-Jun-22
Scoop 25-Jun-22
Runner 25-Jun-22
David McLendon 25-Jun-22
flint kemper 25-Jun-22
flint kemper 25-Jun-22
mec lineman 25-Jun-22
shandorweiss 26-Jun-22
bowhunt 26-Jun-22
George D. Stout 26-Jun-22
Red Beastmaster 26-Jun-22
Bernie P. 26-Jun-22
grizzley21 26-Jun-22
Nemophilist 26-Jun-22
danny 26-Jun-22
Evgb127 26-Jun-22
RonP 26-Jun-22
Jegs.mi 26-Jun-22
TradToTheBone 26-Jun-22
RonP 26-Jun-22
lamb 26-Jun-22
ca 26-Jun-22
Wapiti - - M. S. 26-Jun-22
Mahantango 26-Jun-22
hawkeye in PA 26-Jun-22
M60gunner 26-Jun-22
streamguy 26-Jun-22
1Longbow 26-Jun-22
ephphatha 26-Jun-22
CritterGitter62 26-Jun-22
Onehair 26-Jun-22
BRIBOWl 26-Jun-22
Justcut 26-Jun-22
Jbranham5173 26-Jun-22
Billy Shipp 26-Jun-22
Mint 27-Jun-22
Jedi Archer 27-Jun-22
tobywon 27-Jun-22
Car54 27-Jun-22
Lowcountry 27-Jun-22
hybridbowman 27-Jun-22
Dean 27-Jun-22
hunterbob 27-Jun-22
WarDancer 27-Jun-22
Danielb 27-Jun-22
okiebones 27-Jun-22
shandorweiss 28-Jun-22
Keefers 28-Jun-22
deerbow55 28-Jun-22
1/4 away 28-Jun-22
Ovilla Bill 28-Jun-22
boatbuilder 28-Jun-22
Bill Rickvalsky 28-Jun-22
boatbuilder 28-Jun-22
Larry Burford 28-Jun-22
B.T. 28-Jun-22
B.T. 28-Jun-22
B.T. 28-Jun-22
stickbow21 29-Jun-22
stickbow21 29-Jun-22
glenbow 29-Jun-22
dnovo 29-Jun-22
Billy Shipp 30-Jun-22
Kanati 30-Jun-22
skookum 30-Jun-22
Doc Pain 30-Jun-22
Justin 30-Jun-22
Scoop 30-Jun-22
heydeerman 01-Jul-22
Dhanu 10-Aug-22
B.T. 10-Aug-22
Rock 10-Aug-22
B.T. 10-Aug-22
arlone 10-Aug-22
Redfeathers 11-Aug-22
droptine59 11-Aug-22
Frank Warnke 11-Aug-22
WRV 11-Aug-22
Breakfast Boy 12-Aug-22
SES 12-Aug-22
Jarhead 12-Aug-22
JusPassin 12-Aug-22
Gvdocholiday 12-Aug-22
From: TradToTheBone
Date: 25-Jun-22




After reading the post on Hummingbird bows making a comeback, I’m curious which bow(s) would you like to see someone start building again?

From: JHPope
Date: 25-Jun-22




Jeff Massie Longbows and Recurves. Had a Longhorn longbow and Model M Recurve. Regrettably I over bowed myself with both. But did some of my best shooting with each. Excellent workmanship and the the longhorn was beautiful. The Model M was greenish and yellowish but wow would it shoot. I was in possession of it on three occasions and should have kept it.

From: Wudstix Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 25-Jun-22




MOAB by Jim Reynolds.

From: fdp
Date: 25-Jun-22




Groves, Fasco, Sabo, Howard, Appalachian Archery just to name a few.

From: bowhunt
Date: 25-Jun-22




That model M recurve was nice by Massie!Moab for sure.Many others.I liked my Frederick longbows for both Artistic quality and fine shooting qualties as well.Blacktial one piece would be nice to reintroduce.Many great bows not being made anymore.The list is long!

From: Scoop Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 25-Jun-22




Byron Shurg’s Aspen Longbows and Jerry Barr’s Thunder Mountain Lobo.

From: Runner
Date: 25-Jun-22




Aldred's of London.

From: David McLendon
Date: 25-Jun-22




Brandon Stahl

From: flint kemper
Date: 25-Jun-22




Brandon Stahl, Green Mountain Jim Duclos, Talon by Dave Paxton, Osage Royale Chuck Jones, Moab John Reynolds,

From: flint kemper
Date: 25-Jun-22




Brandon Stahl, Green Mountain Jim Duclos, Talon by Dave Paxton, Osage Royale Chuck Jones, Moab John Reynolds,

From: mec lineman
Date: 25-Jun-22




Thunderstick MOAB

From: shandorweiss
Date: 26-Jun-22




Brandon Stahl. Whippenstick bows. Vintage Works bows.

From: bowhunt
Date: 26-Jun-22




Vintage Works is one you dont hear much about ever.He built some classy bows.I had his broshure.He was at Cloverdale a few years

Liberty bows with the passing of Allen Boice.Fred Anderson.Saxon Archery built some beauties in thier Hawk and Selkirk series.Bighorn,Sherrinsky,Ballistic.Vinson Minor (Bows of Wood) built some unique and functional bows.McCullough and his Griffins and 59ers.

kinda sad to see these guys are done with thier Bowyering days.

From: George D. Stout
Date: 26-Jun-22




We need about five more manufacturers to create competition like we had in the 60's, that's what I would like to see with American companies. It's not going to happen though without a time machine. If one is wishing though, I'd vote for Sanders out of Cortland, NY.

From: Red Beastmaster
Date: 26-Jun-22




Abbott Longbows! Steve passed just a few months after making my current bow (my 4th). Wonderful bows that each new wave of trad archers should have the opportunity to shoot.

From: Bernie P. Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 26-Jun-22




MR Hamilton Scorpion longbow.

From: grizzley21 Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 26-Jun-22




doug knight of knight bows,

From: Nemophilist
Date: 26-Jun-22




Susquehanna longbows from Hummelstown Pa, Brandon Stahl, Assenhiemer.

From: danny
Date: 26-Jun-22




Big Horn bow company made great recurves. The Damon Howatt Hunter built in the mid 60s had a great grip

From: Evgb127
Date: 26-Jun-22




I’d like to see JET longbows made again. Always liked the look of the Green Mountain catamount and Elburg Jaguar too.

From: RonP
Date: 26-Jun-22




it'd be nice to see brackenbury bows return. i know wes wallace are similar.

and also, sovereign archery originally made by john fazio.

From: Jegs.mi Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 26-Jun-22




Jim Lund, whisper stick mojo stick Coral Michigan

From: TradToTheBone
Date: 26-Jun-22




Here’s some that come to mind: Savage Deathmaster, Drake, Wing Thunderbird, Bob Lee Stick & Thunderbolt, Horne Ridgerunner, Predator , Stotler.

From: RonP
Date: 26-Jun-22




i will add that i am glad someone is continuing with yellowstone bows and bruin recurves, and it seems like those will carry on.

From: lamb
Date: 26-Jun-22




bob brigham out of ohio

From: ca
Date: 26-Jun-22




Bighorn

Trails End

Rose Oak

From: Wapiti - - M. S. Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 26-Jun-22




Brandon Stahl

From: Mahantango
Date: 26-Jun-22




Roger Hollenbeck, Brandon Stahl, Sanders

From: hawkeye in PA
Date: 26-Jun-22




Rose oak/ Brandon

Kerner/Allegheny mountain bows

Wing

From: M60gunner
Date: 26-Jun-22




Vintage Works and Brandon Stahl

From: streamguy
Date: 26-Jun-22




Fedora. I would have added Bigfoot, but Kirk is making bows again!

From: 1Longbow
Date: 26-Jun-22




Predator

From: ephphatha
Date: 26-Jun-22




Vinson Miner. He used to make some gorgeous bamboo bows.

From: CritterGitter62
Date: 26-Jun-22




Ed Scott, he was a treasure

From: Onehair
Date: 26-Jun-22




JD Lund Whispersti k

From: BRIBOWl
Date: 26-Jun-22




John McCoullugh Griffin longbows.

From: Justcut
Date: 26-Jun-22




WhippenStick by ken Rohloff

From: Jbranham5173
Date: 26-Jun-22




Assenheimer and the thunderstick

From: Billy Shipp
Date: 26-Jun-22




Sley

From: Mint Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 27-Jun-22




Matlock Rocky Mountain Recurves Longriver Longbows

From: Jedi Archer
Date: 27-Jun-22




21st Century

From: tobywon
Date: 27-Jun-22




Quinn Stallion

From: Car54 Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 27-Jun-22




Liberty Bows! X2

From: Lowcountry
Date: 27-Jun-22




Brandon Stahl's - Rose Oak Bows

Savage Deathmaster - I've heard that they they were the the Bow of Bows, or Holy Grail of bows, or something like that. I can't quite put my finger on who it was or what their title was, but I seem to remember someone on here posted about Bob Savage's bows once or twice...

From: hybridbowman
Date: 27-Jun-22




RER and rose oak

From: Dean
Date: 27-Jun-22




Kevin Termat - RER

From: hunterbob
Date: 27-Jun-22




Beeler

From: WarDancer Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 27-Jun-22




Mark Horne-- Horne's archery

From: Danielb Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 27-Jun-22




I sure do miss Brandon Stahl. I don't think I'll buy another bow. :-(

From: okiebones
Date: 27-Jun-22




Really loved Saxon longbows.

From: shandorweiss
Date: 28-Jun-22




All these posts about bowyers who don't make bows anymore reminded me there's a bow I've been thinking of ordering for several years. I finally ordered one! I don't want to be in the situation again of being about to order a bow I want, and the bowyer stops making bows before I order!

That happened to me with Scott of Vintage Works, and Ken of Whippenstick bows, and Brandon of Rose Oak. Scott had to stop b/c of health reasons. Ken and Brandon stopped for other reasons... among them, not wanting to deal with custom orders anymore. Us archers can be a real PITA to custom bowyers, apparently.

Of course there are other reasons bowyers stop making bows, not having to do with illness or death. One of the main ones is they don't make enough money. Next time you complain that someone's bows cost too much, think about that. Most bowyers don't charge enough to support themselves and their families. Some of the high end bow companies still in business, like Blacktail and Schafer, seem to be charging enough. Although Blacktail has stopped taking custom orders, at least for now. Many bowyers do not ask for or get enough for their work. I'd rather pay more for a bow I really want, and help keep a bowyer whose bows I love in business, than to complain about how much their bows cost.

Bottom line is, bowyers can stop making bows at any moment. Get what you want while you can, if you can.

From: Keefers
Date: 28-Jun-22




I see many mentioned Brandon Stahl and RER But one I haven’t seen posted yet is another bowyer who put his company to rest for now and that is Lee Hoots . Lee made me a special custom bow years ago and we became good friends over that. I know have a Hoots little Hoot,a Brandon Stahl Rose Oak Ace and a RER Arroyo made by Kevin . Those 3 will always stay in my stable of bows ....

From: deerbow55
Date: 28-Jun-22




Northwind bows were excellent

From: 1/4 away Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 28-Jun-22




If Lee Hoots ever starts building bows again I will be first in line.

From: Ovilla Bill
Date: 28-Jun-22




Another vote for Jeff Massie. Loved his "Longhorn".

From: boatbuilder
Date: 28-Jun-22




Who was the bowyer that built longbows and passed away and his daughter took over? Haven't heard anything since.

From: Bill Rickvalsky
Date: 28-Jun-22




Ric Anderson and Marriah Bows would be nice to see back. Also Fredrich Longbows. Both of those gentlemen did nic work.

From: boatbuilder
Date: 28-Jun-22




Deathwish longbows

From: Larry Burford
Date: 28-Jun-22




Sentman, Sley, Massie,

From: B.T.
Date: 28-Jun-22




The Owl bows.

From: B.T.
Date: 28-Jun-22




Ed Scott

From: B.T.
Date: 28-Jun-22




O.L. Adcock

From: stickbow21
Date: 29-Jun-22




Black Creek Bows by Jim Gainey.

From: stickbow21
Date: 29-Jun-22




Black Creek Bows by Jim Gainey.

From: glenbow Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 29-Jun-22




Mohawk longbows from Colorado. Vince made a great longbow. Wish I could find another

From: dnovo Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 29-Jun-22




Moab longbow by Jim Reynolds.

From: Billy Shipp
Date: 30-Jun-22




Rapture bows by Eddie Francisco

From: Kanati
Date: 30-Jun-22




Mahaska

From: skookum
Date: 30-Jun-22

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DRAKE

From: Doc Pain
Date: 30-Jun-22




Lewis Hollow and Assenheimer

From: Justin
Date: 30-Jun-22




ZEBRA!

From: Scoop Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 30-Jun-22




Hey, this has been a fun walk down memory lane!

From: heydeerman Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 01-Jul-22




Sovereign Archery made the finest static Recurve money can buy.

From: Dhanu
Date: 10-Aug-22




Tim Meigs

From: B.T.
Date: 10-Aug-22




Remember Big East?

From: Rock Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 10-Aug-22




Bighorn and Predator

From: B.T.
Date: 10-Aug-22




Bruin

From: arlone Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 10-Aug-22




Bruin is still in business, just had a story about Mike and Joe in the last Traditional Bowhunter Magazine.

From: Redfeathers
Date: 11-Aug-22




To start: OL Adcock Crow Creek Massie

From: droptine59 Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Aug-22




Brandon Stahl Bighorn

From: Frank Warnke
Date: 11-Aug-22




Rasmussen Flatbow

From: WRV Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Aug-22




Bighorn and Jim Reynolds

From: Breakfast Boy Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 12-Aug-22




Brandon Stahl, Liberty with Allen Boice, Thunderbird Longbows by Dave Johnson to name a few.

From: SES
Date: 12-Aug-22




Arkansas Stick, Doug Hill Longbows, Rick's Works.

From: Jarhead
Date: 12-Aug-22




Sovereign... I'd pay a king's ransom for a [email protected]" Trident.

From: JusPassin
Date: 12-Aug-22




Owl Bows, Saxon, Adcock, 21st Century, just so many great bowyers.

From: Gvdocholiday Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 12-Aug-22




Jim Reynolds...Thundersticks.





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