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  1. History Talk
    I want to talk briefly about the history of the longbow in Belgium, during the hundred years war. Of course, Belgium was not a country at this time, but divided among various factions and the territory did change depending on the time period, divided with the holy roman empire, the french +...
  2. Traditional Gear For Sale or Trade
    I have a yew longbow for sale. It's 77.75" tip to tip, with a 28" maximum draw-length. The draw-weight is about 37 pounds. Horn nocks, bare handle (so it can be either right or left handed), natural oil finish. $595, which is a savings of just over $100, plus shipping. It's listed on ebay as...
  3. Traditional Archery
    I am currently looking into a YEW English Longbow of about 70# @ 32" Which bowyer would you recommend? Ravenbeak Natureworks of Canada (Pacific Yew) OR Celestino Poletti of Italy (Italian Yew)? At the moment, both bows are about the same price after exchange rate.
  4. Traditional Gear For Sale or Trade
    Looking for: Yew English Longbow (55#-80#) OR Eastern Recurve "Horsebows" (55#-65#) i.e. Turkish, Hungarian, Hun, etc.... Makers Grozer or Kassai
  5. Hunting Bows
    pacific yew classic. perfect condition, beautiful piece. made by Jay st. Charles 55# 28" draw 64" long. pm with email or phone number and i'll send pictures promptly. comes with 6 ceder shaft target arrows. 475 shipped.
  6. General Archery Discussion
    Hello. I have a yew longbow that needs to be rubbed with oil every six months, and I'm not sure of the best way to care for it. The bowyer has told me, “That bow is a oil mixture, you can use any natural oil but i recommend you don't use linseed oil or anything that will darken the wood.. try to...
  7. Traditional Gear For Sale or Trade
    I have a yew longbow for sale. It's 77.75" tip to tip, with a 28" maximum draw-length. The draw-weight is about 37 pounds, but I haven't shot with it at 28", so it might get a little lighter with use. Horn nocks, bare handle (so it can be either right or left handed), natural oil finish. $580...
  8. Traditional Gear For Sale or Trade
    I have a yew longbow for sale. It's 77.75" tip to tip, with a 28" maximum draw-length. The draw-weight is about 37 pounds, but I haven't shot with it at 28", so it might get a little lighter with use. Horn nocks, bare handle, natural oil finish. $580 or best offer. I'm in Calgary, so if anyone's...
  9. Traditional Gear For Sale or Trade
    See link for album: http://s1309.photobucket.com/user/nineworlds9/library/Wes%20Martin%20yew%20ELB Offering for sale my pacific yew self English longbow. 72" long, draws 64# @ 28". Cow horn nocks. New fastflight string. This is a sapwood/self backed yew selfbow. Leather laced grip with RH...
  10. Traditional Gear For Sale or Trade
    I picked up this beauty a little while back to try something REALLY heavy...ok I know everyone's definition of really heavy is different, haha. Anyway, this bow was made by Frank Falotico of Stillwater, NJ/ "Lode Star Custom Bows" Not nationally known, but well respected in that area. This was...
  11. WELCOME! New User Forum
    Greetings all fellow archers, I'm new to this forum and joined specifically to get an answer to the question posted below. If any of you has an answer you know more than most. I recently purchased what the seller described to me as being an English yew longbow. The bow appears to be old, but in...
  12. Traditional Archery
    Greetings all fellow archers, I'm new to this forum and joined specifically to get an answer to the question posted below. If any of you has an answer you know more than most. I recently purchased what the seller described to me as being an English yew longbow. The bow appears to be old, but in...
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