By John Borgeson
In Okinawa, Japan, there is an abundance of cane that is quite suitable for primitive arrow shafts. How do I know this? I live here in Okinawa, Japan, and I also make my own primitive archery equipment using what I can obtain from local natural areas as well as from the local economy. >> Read the Whole Article

Southern Community Bow Project
by Steve Parker
A pall of dust rises over the land, lending a blood-red hue to the setting sun. To the north, where blue clad men have taken up defensive positions, the faint sound of a fife and drum corps playing “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” wafts on the breeze, almost obscured by the clipped nasal Yankee accents of nervous men preparing for battle.
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Two message threads emerged–one for the North and one for the South–so the craftsmen and the Primitive Archer community could monitor the work and provide feedback and encouragement in this good-natured "war between the bowyers". Pat Brennan started the thread on January 18, 2007, with the clarion call: “OK all you Yankee guys from up north. This is your thread.”
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If you’ve stopped here expecting to read a first-hand account about my trailing the Mother of all Whitetails with trusty bow and arrow in hand, or how I crafted a prize-winning primitive bow from a gnarled and twisted piece of worm-holed driftwood, you’ve turned to the wrong page. Yes, this is a yarn about me on a trail, of sorts, with bow and arrow, all right. And it will detail the making of a fine, handcrafted bow by a true master bowyer. Only the trail is one of discovery, and that little ol’ bowmaker isn’t me. Maybe I should explain.
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Feb/Mar 2018 Edition in this issue:

The Incendiary Arrow by Hugh Soar

Throwing the Hawk and Knife by Kevin J.Raybould

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