Ever since shooting his first arrow from his own handmade bow, Steve has been hooked on bow making and sharing his knowledge and bows with others.
Steve has been making wooden longbows for several years. He begins by harvesting local staves, splitting and curing them, then tillering them into the powerful tools and weapons they are.
Steve uses his own bows for hunting, and his sons love shooting their bows he made for them for target practice.
Bows can be custom made for anyone, depending on their size and strength.
Steve makes and sells his bows in his online store "Return of the Primitive". Please click on the image below to enter his store.
“The bow arrived ON Mike's birthday!! Thank you so much. It is beautiful and the care and love you put into the making of it is evident. I'm so happy I managed to find your bow rather than a commercially made one. It will be well loved and handled with much care.”
“I had this long bow custom made for my husband's Christmas present. His exact words were that the bow was the best gift he has ever been given. The bow is beautiful and Steve was great at keeping up communication with me through the whole process, even while he was on vacation! You truly can't get a bow of this quality for this price anywhere else I have found. The deer hide grip was stained black as requested, the raven feather in place, and the custom carving was perfect. I will certainly come to Return of the Primitive for my future orders!”
“Very great detail, great craftsmanship, and a very elegant bow! Can't wait to give it to my girlfriend!”
“Wow, wow, wow!!! You can literally see the loving detail put into this bow. What an amazing gift this will be. Thank you so much!”
"I just wanted to thank you for being the catalyst for an unexpectedly positive experience. When I first started looking for a traditional bow, I had no idea that I could have one made for me at a price that I could afford. I have over the years had the opportunity to shoot a number of factory-made long bows, and never have I shot a bow that is as sweet as the one you made...
You have a real gift in terms of bow making that I hope you can share with many others."