Bows over the Borders

Hugh Soar takes a look at bow making traditions from Scotland, France and Belgium   The tradition of Scottish bow making, both longbows and crossbows, is ancient and honourable. Makers of hand bows – in Scotland called ‘bowers’ or ‘bowares’ –

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Bowyery For Beginners

Pip Bickerstaffe relates the trials and tribulations of compressing a bow making course into two days, and the eventual successes Over the 50 years plus that I have been involved in archery I have done many things in the archery

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Ahead of the Game

As Richard Head Longbows celebrated 21 years as a full-time bow making company, Bow International caught up with founder Richard Head   Richard Head has been making bows professionally for 21 years, though his involvement in archery goes back way beyond that.

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A Sense of High Adventure

Nils Visser follows his curiosity to meet the maker of the Rebel bow   One of the boons of conducting historical research is running across ‘archery nuggets’: wee insights into behaviour that typify an archer and is therefore immediately recognisable

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