Traditional Archery


Traditional Archery

A place to discuss all things archery - how to make bows and arrows, proper technique, or your best hunting stories.

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Arrow making questions.

Started by Ben B.. Last reply by Charles Neill Aug 14, 2014. 1 Reply

Howdy everyone, just a couple quick questions that I'd like to get everyone's opinion on. I've made a few of my own arrows this past winter with a hand plane and it would take me about 1 day to make…Continue

worst moment ever!

Started by Justin David Weeks Jun 26, 2012. 0 Replies

Have you ever spent a few hours carving out the belly of a bow and when you start to start test bending it, it cracks!? I believe it was the wood I was using. Any opinions on wood type and the period…Continue

Tags: archery, bow, Carving

primitive archery

Started by Sterling Lynch. Last reply by Joseph Victor Newman Mar 30, 2012. 2 Replies

ok how many of us do primitive archery

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Comment by N. Vest on June 30, 2013 at 11:54am
Comment by Mike Cameron on June 23, 2012 at 12:56am

I have been an Archer my whole life. I first started on the farm in Saskatchewan making bows out of willows. I shot traditional, then compound and now I am going back to Traditional. I am currently reading Sam Fadala's Traditional Archery to make sure I do it right the first time. I highly recommend this book.


Comment by Joseph Victor Newman on March 30, 2012 at 9:33pm

I'm going to say it first. Prepare for more people. The Hunger Games has gotten more people interested in traditional archery, so get ready with information and tips.

Comment by Michael Hamilton on November 7, 2011 at 11:36am

I am new to AOM and a traditional archer so I figured this would be a good place to get a start. I have been an active archer for about 10 years, I recently took about a year off for military training and travel, but I'm getting right back into it. I've shot various types of traditional bows from English artillery to Scythian horse bows. I look forward to some great discussion on here. Feel free to ask if anyone has any archery related questions. 

Comment by Ron Hockett on August 1, 2011 at 9:14pm
I just picked up my custom take down long bow, it is very smooth. No hand shock, no stacking. I am shooting bamboo shafts with hand cut feathers and self knocks. Very sweet combination. Hitting a tennis ball at 25  yards second time out.
Comment by Ron Hockett on July 10, 2011 at 1:36am
I use both recurve's and long bows, made by Jay St Charles
Comment by Grant Mansel-James on February 16, 2011 at 1:25am
I am using a recurve, been doing so for +/- 8 months now. It is great, looking forward to improving. Just got  my correct sites for my bow, and wow the difference is incredible. beats the sight dropping after every third shot.
Comment by Karl Helweg on May 13, 2010 at 12:02pm
I have shot in the IKAC shoots which encourage more traditional archery: within the SCA. Anyone who is willing to throw on a Robin Hood tunic is welcome to come out and shoot with us. You would think that I was kidding if I told you how many long bows (and crossbows) I have but my neat new toy is a shelfless 41# Hungarian made "double recurve." I am trying to learn to use a thumb ring with it as well.... slowly.
Comment by Alexsander Mausheim on May 11, 2010 at 10:15am
I am a fan of the traditional "off the hand" English Longbow- although I am somewhat out of practice, it is a very satisfying form of archery.

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