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Steve Nicholson from Archer's Review has reviewed a Ravenbeak traditional English longbow. It is a detailed review from a most experienced archer (has owned over 100 longbows and shot many times that number). Below are a few snippets,
you can read the full review here.
I am happy to inform you that all 3 of the major issues regarding owning a Yew self longbow have been addressed... I found the guy that has the skill... I found the guy that has access to superior quality high altitude Yew and I found the guy that has the willingness to invest himself in making self bows... incredibly all three are in fact the same guy... Jamie MacDonald...
Collaboration between Jamie MacDonald & Jeremy Humpherville. Jamie built these two west coast style paddle bows and Jeremy finished them with some stunning west coast artwork.
Read more about them on the blog...
Welcome to Ravenbeak Natureworks.
We specialize in traditional bow making. We craft beautiful longbows and flatbows from local pacific yew. These bows are meant to be treasured and used, whether for hunting, target, or reenactment. Take a look and see what we're working on right now in the shop or come to one of our workshops and build your own bow.
The latest batch to be leaving the shop: 7 Custom bows. 6 longbows and 1 flatbow. All beauties with stunning colour and great shooting. A couple real traditional English longbows, a couple with some backings - silk and rawhide, a couple with designs burned onto the belly (celtic & islamic), and 1 with sinew and snakeskin.
And one more video:
The Constant Companion
80# @ 30" - Large recurve, custom flatbow with sinew & snakeskin backing. With Islamic calligraphy and old English writing for the name, seal skin arrow pass, moose tip overlays. This one is a beauty and took about 8 months to make.
Here's a little look at our Standard Bow Workshop.
This one ran in Courtenay, BC -
thanks to folks for letting us film some of their bow building journey.