Thursday, September 10, 2009

Cliff's Arrows

These arrows went into the mail today headed for Richard's Bowery.
Richard makes some incredible wood bows, primarily from ipe, a tropical hardwood frequently used in the US for decking.
Richard was a pioneer in the use of ipe and has had a couple articles regarding its use for bows printed in a leading traditional archery magazine. You should definitely take a look at his site.
These arrows are for Cliff, who recently purchased an ipe/bamboo bow from Richard.





As you can see, I did something a little different with the cresting on these arrows. The flecks of gold give a nice splash of color to offset the green and black.


I've had the pleasure to work with a few of Richard's customers to get them arrows for their new bows. One gentleman who had rather stringent requirements was Julian in New York state. Julian is 85 years old and shoots the longbow Richard made for him in competition. He needed arrows very closely matched in spine and weight as he's a rather serious competitor. He was very happy with what he got.



Shoot safe!

4 comments:

garith said...

OHHHHH I love the first arrows. How much would they cost?

Guy Taylor said...

Good morning, Garith!
It's good to see you.
My regular price on a matched dozen of crowned and crested arrows is $90.00. Those arrows come to you cut to length and with the field point installed. Upon receipt all you have to do is string your bow and go shoot.

Guy

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SALVADOR said...

AT 90 bucks a dozen, that's a bargain for the fancy ones.