"My osage selfbow has exceeded all my expectations. It has a unique aesthetic quality that you can only find in a hand-crafted tool. Apart from the aesthetics, it is smooth and powerful. The custom arrows fly straight and shoot with great consistency. I couldn't have asked for a better piece."
"I have spent most of my adult life training and studying traditional Japanese furniture making. During my apprenticeship, the ideas and practices of a true craftsman were drilled into me daily. When I received my bow from Correy, I knew that he too shared the same principles that were instilled in me. The quality of his craftsmanship and attention to detail are absolutely incredible. And beyond that he is a consummate professional. I am lucky to own such a fine shooting bow."
"In our consumeristic society true artisans in any field have all but dried up. Which is a shame, as in the past products were created with very specific purposes by very passionate craftsman.
Recently, I experienced this at an even deeper level when I was researching custom bows. In my youth I was gifted a longbow and remember spending endless hours trouncing through the woods with my dog, shooting innumerable stumps and the occasional squirrel (goes good with gravy).
Reminiscing, I began searching custom longbows and happened across Correy Hawk, otherwise known as The Organic Archer. I follow @organic_archer on Instagram and it was obvious Correy was passionate about his trade. Little did I know, it is much more than a trade to him; an art form would be more appropriate.
After following Correy for a few weeks on IG, I sent him a message with a list of questions. He waded through my ignorance and was extremely helpful. His skills obviously exceed beyond being an artisan bowyer. Modern commercialism has much to learn from his customer service skills as well.
Once I made the decision to enlist his expertise, he eased any reluctance I may have had with regular updates on the status of my bow, from photos/videos of preparing the stave, to shaping the limbs, to endless quality control testing.
My expectations were high and I was not disappointed when I received my bow. It’s obvious right out of the box that someone with a deep passion put many hours into this product, as it is exquisitely beautiful and its performance has excelled anything I would have expected from any leading archery company.
I recommend Organic Archery to anyone looking for a custom-made bow or arrows and wish Correy (fellow brother in arms) all the best as he continues to expand his artistic abilities and grow his business."
"The quality of Correy's work is one thing, and his passion for the craft another. There's more to be said than 'I bought a really good longbow from him'. I'm new to traditional archery and Correy made our business personal. He shared a wealth of knowledge and inspiration with me about archery and still does. Now we share the same passion and I enjoy shooting my bow every day. When it's time to buy another or refer a friend when they see my dope bow, it'll be an Organic Archery longbow."
"Correy, I just wanted to let you know how awesome the hackberry selfbow and hand made arrows are and that they have exceeded my expectations. I've shot a lot of bows; high dollar compounds, custom made recurves, and a good many commercially made bows. The quality of your work and attention to detail is incredible and the bow shoots as well or better than anything else I've shot. Pretty cool to shoot a bow that has no string slap, no noise and zero hand-shock. I really appreciate you sharing the build process with me through pictures and videos. This bow will be in my family for a very long time! I wish you all the best and keep up the good work bro!"
"For some of us, shooting a wooden bow goes well beyond a pastime. Its part of who we are, a fundamental part of our identity and sending an arrow out of a hand crafted self bow is about as pure as it gets. Correy makes a bow that not only fits the bill but one that you'll hand down to your son or daughter one day. There are plenty of quality bowyers out there, and some that make truly great bows. Then there are those that you can quite literally feel the craftsmanship in. A bow that is so unique it requires no makers mark, as it stands alone and to shoot it is to know the maker. Correy makes such a bow and I'd as soon carry an Organic Archery longbow as any other I've handled. If you're looking for a longbow, you just hit the mark."