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BOOKS on Bows, Bow & Arrow Making
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The Traditional Bowyer's Bible
Volume One

By
Steve Alleley, Tim Baker, Paul Comstock, Jim Hamm, Ron Hardcastle, Jay Massey, and John Strunk

The Traditional Bowyer's Bible series: comprehensive guides to crafting fine wooden weapons by today's top traditional bowyers.
MUST for all bowyers!  This fascinating book opens the door to the enjoyment and self-satisfaction of traditional wooden weapons.  Every facet is thoroughly explained, from choosing wood to applying finishes, making construction easy for even the first time bowyer.
The Traditional Bowyer's Bible, Volume 1
Hardcover, 326 pages, profusely illustrated.
 Volume 1 Table of Contents:
1. Why Traditional? Jay Massey
2. Cutting and Seasoning Wood Ron Hardcastle
3. Bow Design and Performance Tim Baker
4. Yew Longbow John Strunk
5. Osage Flat Bow Ron Hardcastle
6. Other Bow Woods Paul Comstock
7. Western Indian Bows Steve Allely
8. Glue Tim Baker
9. Splices John Strunk
10. Sinew-Backing Jim Hamm
11. Other Backings Paul Comstock
12. Tillering Jim Hamm
13. Finishes and Handles John Strunk
14. Self Arrows Jay Massey
15. A Comedy of Arrows Jim Hamm

Book $19.99
BK3011-
1

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A MUST for all Bowyers!

The Traditional Bowyer's Bible
Volume
Two

By
G.Fred Asbell, Tim Baker, Paul Comstock, Dr. Bert Grayson, Jim Hamm,
Al Herrin, Jay Massey, and Glenn Parker

Never before have such detailed instructions been available for the home craftsman, allowing him to make fine bows and arrows of natural materials. 
This volume covers bows from lumber, Eastern Woodland bows, recurves, strings, and much more, making construction easy even for the first time bowyer.
The Traditional Bowyer's Bible, Volume 2
Hardcover, 318 pages, profusely illustrated.
 
Volume 2 Table of Contents:
1. Tradition Begins with the Past Jay Massey
2. Bows from Boards Tim Baker
3. Eastern Woodland Bows Al Herrin
4. Ancient European Bows Paul Comstock
5. Composite Bows Dr. Bert Grayson
6. Bending Wood Paul Comstock
7. Recurves Jim Hamm
8. Strings Tim Baker
9. Helpful Hints and Shortcuts Jay Massey
10. Steel Points Glenn Parker
11. Improving Accuracy G. Fred Asbell
12. Quivers & Other Gear Jay Massey
13. "Old Ugly" and the Little Buck Jim Hamm

Book $22.99
BK3011-
2

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The Traditional Bowyer's Bible
Volume
Three

By
Tim Baker, Paul Comstock, Gabriela Cosgrove, Jim Hamm, Gene Langston, Jay Massey,
Jay St. Charles, Jeff Schmidt, Scott Silsby, and David Tukura

This volume covers tools, Plains Indian bows, Korean horn bows, footed arrows, take-down bows, flint arrowheads, and much more, making construction easy even for the first time bowyer. 
The Traditional Bowyer's Bible, Volume 3
Hardcover, 351 pages with index for all three volumes.
Volume 3 Table of Contents:
1. Traditional Roots Jay Massey
2. Tools Paul Comstock
3. Bows of the World Tim Baker
4. Korean Archery Jeff Schmidt
5. Plains Indian Bows Jim Hamm
6. African Archery David Tukura
7. Take-Down Bows Jay St. Charles
8. A Stone Age Bow Tim Baker
9. Preventing and Solving Problems Paul Comstock
10. Wooden Arrows Gabriela Cosgrove
11. Custom Shafts Gene Langston
12. Stone Points Scott Silsby
13. Passing the Torch Jim Hamm

Book $24.99
BK3011-
3

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The Traditional Bowyer's Bible
Volume
Four

By
Tim Baker, Paul Comstock, Jim Hamm, Steve Allely, Steve Gardner, Mickey Lotz,
Tom Mills, Dan Perry, Marc St.Louis, Jim Welch, Mike Westvang

The Traditional Bowyer's Bible, Volume 3
Hardcover, 351 pages with index for all three volumes.
Volume 3 Table of Contents:
1. Out of the Shadows Paul Comstock
2. Bow Wood Tim Baker
3.Heat Treating Bows Marc St. Louis
4. A Copper Age Bow Tim Mills
5. The Mass Principal Steve Gardner
6. Turtle Bow Jim Hamm
7. Design & Performance Revisted Tim Baker
8. Flight Bows Dan Perry
9. Laminated Wood Bows Mike Westvang
10. Arrows of the World Mickey Lotz
11. Lessons from Target Archery Jim Hamm
12. Ishi's Archery Tackle Steve Allely
13. Bulls on a Stick Jim Hamm

Book $26.99
BK3011-4

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A MUST for all Bowyers!

 

Hunting the Osage Bow
by Dean Torges

 
An illustrated manual that leads you step by step to building a classic wooden hunting bow. Richly illustrated, it covers everything you need to know starting with selecting the tree, reading the bark, cutting, splitting, growth rings, all steps of making the bow to applying the finish. Learn from Dean Torges; he is a master bowyer.
 
160 pages, Paperback

Book $19.99
BK3087.00

 

Not currently available.

The Art of Making Primitive Bows & Arrows
by D.C. Waldorf

 
Dave Waldorf has completely revised this book giving much more detail.  Book covers working Osage and numerous other bow woods. 
Designs discussed range from American Indian flat bows to the English long bow.  Included are selecting wood, tools, finishing, sinew backing and more.  Great detailed information!
Many good illustrations by the late Val Waldorf.

Book $15.99
BK3012.00

 

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The Encyclopedia of Native American Bows, Arrows and Quivers
Volume I

by Steve Allely and Jim Hamm

 
BEAUTIFUL book full of detailed drawings of some of the most exceptional archery pieces from eastern tribes such as the Mohegan, Mohawk, Cherokee, Seminole, Chippewa, and Winnebago. 
Beautifully detailed full page pen & ink illustrations give dimensions, decorations, and construction details on more than a hundred historic bows, scores of arrows, and more than a dozen quivers from over thirty tribes.
This is an excellent resource for the bowyer who wants to make and understand authentic styles of the American Indians and how they built their bows, arrows and quivers.
Hardcover

 

 

 

Book $29.99
BK3013-I.00
 

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The Encyclopedia of Native American Bows, Arrows and Quivers
Volume II

by Steve Allely and Jim Hamm

 
Native Americans and their elegant weapons have long fascinated archers, history buffs, collectors and anyone who appreciates traditional skills. 
From dozens of museums and private collections, authors Allely and Hamm have brought together the most exceptional bows, arrows, and quivers from plains tribes such as Blackfoot, Crow, Sioux, Cheyenne, Arapaho, Kiowa and Comanche, as well as Southwest tribes like Apache, Navajo, Hopi, and the ancient Anasazi. 
Beautifully detailed full page pen and ink illustrations give dimensions, decorations, and construction details.  This path breaking and comprehensive book will strongly appeal to all of those with an abiding interest in Native Americans and archery.
This is an excellent resource for the bowyer who wants to make and understand authentic styles of the American Indians and how they built their bows, arrows and quivers.
Hardcover

Book $24.99
BK3013-II.00


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Making Indian Bows & Arrows
The Old Way
by Douglas Spotted Eagle

 
Detailed book with good and clear drawings and photos, explains tools, growth rings, all aspects of Indian bow making, arrowhead making, string construction and materials, and much more. 
There is a LOT of information about quivers and bow shooting also.
Softcover

Book $12.99
BK3014.00

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Making Arrows
The Old Way

by Doug Wallentine

 
Learn how to make your arrows from natural materials found along the road.  Clearly demonstrates all steps from finding and processing the shaft material to nocks (showing various tribal patterns) to fletching with feathers. 
Included too, how to make a metal arrowhead from a nail or other means...yep, the Indians definitely made some metal arrowheads and blades, post-contact.  Lots of photographs and drawings in this informative booklet to help you along. 
Softcover

Book $5.99
BK3015.00

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Bows & Arrows of the Native Americans
by Jim Hamm

 
This bow book is one of my personal favorites.  Jim Hamm is famous for his expertise in bow and arrow making.  Along with that skill, he has an excellent knowledge of the tribal histories and designs of bows.  You get all the basics you need to build fine self bows and arrows and incorporate authentic American Indian design into your bow.
Step back in time to the beautiful weapons used by Native Americans. This is a complete guide!
160 pages, 150 photographs,Softcover

Book $15.99
BK3021.00

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►Wooden Bows
►Sinew Backing
►Horn Bows

►String making
►Arrows
►Quivers

The Atlatl
Primitive Weapon of the Stone Age

by Kris Tuomala

Very popular book takes you through the steps of making your own atlatl and darts plus he gives various designs and methods of throwing.

 



Kris Tuomala
Updated 1/21/08

We no longer have signed copies available.  Sorry.

Book $
BK3034.00

 

Not currently available.

American Indian Archery
by Reginald & Gladys Laubin

 
"There are many who believe the bow to be quite recent in America, for there seems to be no evidence of it in the earliest cliff dwellings, although it does show up in later ones.  It would seem to be of Asiatic origin but was brought over in later migrations, rather than in the early ones.  The only sinew backed or sinew lined bows were found in North America, among Plains, Rocky Mountain, and California tribes."
Lots of COLOR pictures, information about tribal construction methods, hunting from horseback and much more!
Softcover

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DVDs on Bows, Bow & Arrow Making
With an ATLATL thrown in ~

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An Introduction to the Atlatl & Dart
SPEARTHROWER

with
Doug Leeth

 

In the time of "wood & stone" and "antler & bone" came the most powerful and effective hand held primitive weapon in the world, the Atlatl, a weapon powerful enough to take down the mighty wooly mammoth and giant bison of times past.
Join Doug and his special guests as they take you back in time and show the Atlatl.  Discover some how-to's on making your own equipment and get the feel for the competitive side of the Atlatl and Dart. 
Spearthrower is an instructional video, first of its kind.  It is sure to excite the primitive soul within you!
 
Total running time 120 minutes.  

 

How to Construct
The Asiatic Composite Bow

with
John McPherson & Jeffery Schmidt

 
Awesome and peerless performance from a natural material bow!
This is the bow that has shot arrows over one half mile two centuries ago and all natural materials.
A seemingly lost art made simple.  Take the challenge!
DVD  Two full hours

DVD $39.99
BK3027.00

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The Primitive Bow & Arrow
with John & Geri McPherson

 
Quite likely, this is the most comprehensive, workable video available on this subject. 
From start to finish, the authors guide you through the process. 
They take you step by step from obtaining and curing the log to final tillering and shooting. 
DVD is 115 minutes It has been re-filmed in its entirety; updated, added to, and revised!

DVD $29.99
BK3021.00

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Deer from Field to Freezer
with
John & Geri McPherson

 
This video presents proper care of large game from moment of killing through cutting it up for the freezer.
Working in the field, the McPherson's use a goat to show how you can use today's modern kitchen knives and tools to easily process any larger game. 
65 minutes DVD

DVD $29.99
BK3025.00

 

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