We carry a large stock of horn materials, both "raw" and "dimensioned" of fundamental importance to bowyers and fletchers alike. Whether you need nock blanks or pre fashioned nocks, horn dowels or thin slips of horn for arrow nocks, we can supply these to you in quality format and at rates that will pleasantly surprise you.
We also hold a massive stock of long (50cm - 90cm+ on outer arc) East Asian sourced Water Buffalo horns, full and hollow, being suitable for the construction of Asiatic style composite / horse / recurve bows. These horns are characterised by having a natural gentle sweeping curve, "all in one plane", to them and are the best suited horns for this type of work. We have a firm and reliable appreciation of what is required in this discipline and you may wholly rely on our selection. In acquiring these horns for composite work, you are assured of obtaining what is wholly natural, as no heat or pressure treatment has been used at all - you may therefore prepare the required laminate strips with complete confidence. Pre prepared strips, often advertised for sale elsewhere on the web will invariably have been heat treated ( "roasted" ), to permit them to have been pressed into ideal starting shape, - "looking good" - but during which process the natural resilience of the material to flexing is lost, as they will be found to be brittle and tend to break easily in use.
We also stock inexpensive air dried sinew.
Individual bowyers will have individual requirements.
We are happy to discuss these with you and cater to individual requirements each and every time.
It may very well be the case that you have not previously been aware of us, and that being the case you may have questions. Please feel free to call 01381 622488 to enquire or send us an E mail with any questions that may arise to firstname.lastname@example.org
Materials may be viewed in the Archery section of the online Catalogue.