Determined by the bow model and wood combination you choose. Some tree species are more difficult to source and require more labor throughout the process than others.
All prices are USD, with no added taxes/fees and free 2-3 day shipping for US orders.
Bows can be made to pull any draw weight from 40-70# in 5# increments:
If needed, I’m happy to provide draw weight recommendations based on your archery experience and intended use for the bow.
Choose your wood species and a bow model…
Osage Orange has a deep history in primitive archery and is worthy of its reputation as “king of the bow woods”. It’s the most sought-after wood in the craft and makes hard-hitting, robust bows. Its extreme density makes it nearly invincible to weather/humidity and resistant to scratches and dings. Osage bows are bright yellow when first crafted but darken gracefully into deep shades of brown as they age. The more you use it, the more beautiful it becomes. It’s also common to have unique character features like knots and snakey grain in osage bows.
Hackberry is another popular option that performs superbly in drier seasons/climates. This medium density hardwood is physically lighter in the hand than osage and offers a fast, smooth cast. It has primitive “camouflage” patterns in the wood that blend in with tree bark when finished. Hackberry's interlocking grain structure makes it incredibly durable, but it can also absorb some of the ambient moisture in wet/humid regions. It might feel a little less springy during the wettest months but jumps right back to life once it dries out. There are some minor additional care steps if you live in a very humid region, but people who like hackberry are not deterred by it.
I can sometimes accommodate other bow wood species. Please ask if you have a specific tree in mind. For example, I currently have several staves of Hickory in stock, seasoned and ready to go.
The Origins Longbow draws inspiration from ancient European artifacts dating to the Maglemosian culture of 7,000 BC. It's shot off the knuckles and features a long, flatbow profile with tapered limbs and a rigid handle section. This iconic design boasts a powerful cast with a smooth draw cycle regardless of wood species. The Origins Longbow is forgiving and accurate at 66-72 inches in overall length (bow length is based on draw length). None of the elegant details will be spared, and only top-shelf staves are chosen for this model. It's the bow that built Organic Archery, and my flagship offering.
The Bush Bow was created for those who need a serious hunting implement without the fancy stuff. It's a sleek, straightforward weapon with everything a bow needs and nothing it doesn't. The Bush Bow is identical to the Origins Longbow in design and shooting characteristics, but refinement of the finish stops before reaching the Origins' mirror-like polish. This matte finishing method helps the Bush Bow blend into the natural environment and adds to its drag-through-the-brush durability. Make no mistakes about its plainness; it's just as carefully made and effective as its predecessor.
The Origins Longbow and Bush Bow are equals in performance and longevity. It boils down to your aesthetic preference.
The Comanche-Inspired Shortbow is a near museum-quality replica of the war/hunting bows used by the legendary Comanche archers of the Southern Plains. Most of the historical dimensions are followed faithfully, but subtle modifications make it recognizable as an Organic Archery weapon. At 48 inches in overall length, these bows have a maximum draw length of 21-22 inches and must be "snap shot" with a floating anchor point. This makes shortbows more challenging to master than longbows, but the tradeoffs are their compactness and maneuverability. Osage Orange is the only wood species used for this model.
Osage Origins Longbow -- $1700
HBerry Origins Longbow -- $1500
Hickory Origins Longbow - $1500
(Hickory supply is limited)
Osage Bush Bow --- $1400
HBerry Bush Bow --- $1200
Hickory Bush Bow -- $1200
(Hickory supply is limited)
(Osage Orange only)
Bows are usually unbacked selfbows, but any model can be backed with rawhide by request for no additional cost. Natural rawhide gives the bow's back a hard outer layer of protection against dings and scratches. It does not alter performance, and often has unique camouflage patterns.
Bowstrings are double-loop Flemish twist and made with DynaFlight 97.
Bows are sealed with 6 coats of natural tung oil and 1 coat of 50/50 tallow and beeswax. A jar of primitive sealer is included with each for long-term care.
A spare bow string and a protective canvas bow sock are also included with every bow purchase.
Quivers and Arrows:
Bison Hide Quiver --- $300.
Hand-stitched quivers are made from thick bison hide with a cowhide broadhead liner and adjustable straps. They are safe for use with 2-blade broadheads. Three-blade broadheads should not be used.
Arrows are sold in multiples of 3.
You can order as few or as many as you’d like in multiples of 3.
Target Arrows -----------$75 for 3
Small Game Arrows -- $80 for 3
Big Game Arrows ----- $145 for 3
Organic Archery Wooden Arrows are made from carefully matched sets. They have wild turkey or wild Canadian goose fletching, self nocks and artificial sinew binding. Target arrows use 145 grain field points. Small game arrows use 145 grain blunts. Big game arrows are equipped with hand-crafted steel trade points (broadheads) available in 145 and 185 grain options. Each trade point includes a small bison hide sheath for safe transport.
Bows are covered by a hassle free 2-year warranty, starting on the date of completion. If a bow fails under normal use within the warranty period, it will be replaced as quickly as I am able with another of the same tree species. Breaks caused by negligent use are not covered. Please see the Warranty & Care page HERE for more detailed information.
Bows also come with lifetime repairs of nonfatal scratches/dings in the wood and lifetime tiller adjustments for the original owner. Strings nocks wrapped with plant fiber (applies to uncommonly requested historical replicas) have a lifetime warranty.
Quivers have a 2-year warranty.
Bow strings and wooden arrows are not warranted.
To Place a Custom Order:
Please provide a description of your order on the Contact Form HERE.
Include the desired bow model, tree species, bison quiver (yes/no), and number of arrows.
I look forward to building a primitive bow that's just right for you!