Derek Hutchison’s Native Selfbows

I’ve seen several of Derek’s bows as he posts on AIUK as Del the Cat, with some fab pictures of the bows he makes, along with a huge amount of advice for people making traditional bows from scratch.

He recently got in touch to ask if we could let people know about his new website, so here it is – He’s got some fantastic pictures of bows, and has a wealth of knowledge and experience of building both self and laminated bows from the most traditional Yew English Longbows through laminated, historic and primitive bows to the phenomenal (if slightly frightening!) Chinese repeating crossbow!

He also has a blog where he writes up all of his bow builds, including some of the tricks of the trade which many “professional” longbowyers may not want you to know about – Del’s Bowyer’s Diary.

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