A few years back we decided to stop taking custom orders for arrows. We were so focused on keeping up with the crafting of our traditional longbows, that the arrows unfortunately had to take a back seat. There are only so many hours in the day for a small family business and we decided to focus on what we most enjoyed.
Luckily for us, we met a great local Fletcher named Blayne Prowse, who owns and operates Beaufort Traditional, a small business specializing in custom made wooden arrow and archery supplies. After a few back and forths and some test batches of arrows, we were very pleased with the quality of the arrows being produced and put in a good sized order to provide some fresh stock for our website.
Just recently we took possession of our newest batch of arrows and they are lovely. 14 dozen in total and.we have all of the spine weights covered between 30 and 70 lbs.
Just finished off a great week with 5 great folks. Here's the video showing the bows. 3 flatbows & 2 longbows in the batch..
Newest bow to be leaving the shop: custom English longbow named Skellow.
The name is from Robin Hood's Well: Robin Hood's Well is situated six miles north-west of Doncaster, on the south-bound side of the Great North Road. A traveller in 1634 left this charming description, "We tasted a cup at Robin Hood's Well; and then were in his rocky chair of ceremony dignified with order of knighthood and sworn to observe his laws".
Beauty bow, off to a good home in Nova Scotia, Canada.
Shop update on a couple English longbows and a flatbow that are near completion. At final tiller - time for final sanding, inlay arrow passes, oil, & leather grips.
6 bows on the go...all custom work.
2 traditional longbows
1 recurved flatbow
1 snakeskin backed longbow
1 heavy stained flatbow
1 heavy stained longbow
Twin brothers - grew side by side and heading far away from each other. Two stunning longbows - one on the way to England, the other on the way to Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Both going to great homes - they have been a treat to work on.
Here's the next batch of bows that Jamie is working on. 6 of them on the go. Quite a range of bows: 2 traditional English longbows; 2 recurved flatbows; and two snakeskin backed longbows.
Right now the take down is available. Three others are spoken for and we're just awaiting deposits. And then there's two that we're doing in collaboration with Jeremy Humpherville at Coastal Carvings on Vancouver Island. They'll be available for sale, but still some work to be done on those...they're going to be beauties.
We're also working on a dozen arrows: all natural (oceanspray shafting - harvested by us locally, goose feathers - we found and then cut and ground, sinew wrap - from deer we processed, obsidian points - these we had custom done for us). These are all ready sold - heading to NY in a couple days.