Here is a list of links to websites mentioned in this blog and others with a historical or archery interest.
Bowyers and archery suppliers:
Celestino Poletti. Italian bowyer of the highest quality.
Bickerstaffe Bows. Need no introduction from me, and this page would not be complete witout it.
Richard Head Longbows. As above.
Barebow Archery. Longbow specialists.
Gibson Craftwoods. E-bay shop supplying a small quantity of bow staves.
Flagella Dei. Cheap and cheerful Hungarian bowyer who also is now starting to advertise Italian yew longbows at half our prices.
Traditional Bows. Flagella Dei’s E-bay shop.
Highland Horn. Great place for buying bulk buffalo horns for nocking bows and arrows.
Yew Tree Archery. Bowyer Keith Rainer’s site. He has a great on line design your own bow facility and I used it for my maple/yew/lemonwood bow. It’s early days, but so far so good, and reasonably priced.
Nidderdale Archery. A great supplier of all things arrow making, a huge range of wooden shafts, well matched, and at good prices.
Fairbow. Dutch site with loads of bows and warbows also have a small UK outlet traveling medieval fairs and shows
Usefull online Articles:
SELWOOD ARCHERY. .Ealdred’s blog of archery and history related observations relating in particular to the West Country and the ancient forest of Selwood.
Ferret osage buildalong. A must for anyone considering buying an osage stave!
Longbow Archers. Another good reference and interest site for traditional archers.
Alan’s Longbow/warbow page. Links here to a very good first bow build along, and a very good article on the side nocks as found on the Mary Rose warbows.
The old English Warbow. A great article on Primative Archer by Pip Bickerstaffe.
Archers Review. A useful site that reviews bows and archery accessories.
British Horseback Archery Association. Promoting horseback archery within the UK.
The Centre for Horseback Combat. Courses in horseback archery, jousting and trick riding.
Kassai Lajos. The founder of modern horseback archery.
Archery Thumbring Munich. Martin Groeber, makes high quality thumbrings and also gives some very useful tips on thumbring archery on this website.
Clubs and organisations:
Frome Town Archers:. Deservedly, this fine company of west-country bowmen and women is at the head of this list.
Warbow Wales A very friendly non membership group of archers encouraging the use and the making of the medieval warbow. Regular shoots in wonderful venues along the Welsh border, where the warbow was born. My kind of archery.
English Warbow Society. Promoting the building and shooting of the warbow.
Norwegian Warbows. Norwegian bowyers and traditional archers also selling bows and staves.
Azincourt Allience Annual battles and check out the “Big Shoot” being organised for 2015!