DIY Bow Making

Bow making enthusiasts will be sure to enjoy the range of bow building supplies that we carry here at Medieval Collectibles. We provide an assortment of individual bow parts and bow kits that new and experienced bow makers can transform into their own customized archery bows. Crafted from fine materials like hickory, Osage orange, bamboo, and ipe, these bow supplies include pieces such as bow staves, bow backing strips, riser blocks, and tip overlay blocks. Many of our traditional bow kits come with the pieces ready to glue, shape, and tiller into the perfect design fit for your hand. We also offer replacement bowstrings that are great to keep on hand in case of a string breaking. Once you have invested your time and energy crafting your personalized bow, make sure to protect it with one of our felt bow socks, which work great for preventing scratches and dings. Check out the range of archery supplies and bow making kits that we carry, and you will be sure to be inspired for your next DIY project!
62 Inch Replacement Bowstring
62 Inch Replacement Bowstring

Item #: GI-004

Nothing is worse than going out to shoot and having your string break, only to discover that you forgot to bring another one with you. The 62 Inch Replacement Bowstring makes an excellent backup to have on hand.

Price: $11.00
72 Inch Felt Bowsock
72 Inch Felt Bowsock

Item #: GI-006

Especially when in transit, wooden bows can easily accumulate various dings and scratches that mar their appearance. The 72 Inch Felt Bowsock offers a great solution for protecting your bow when heading out to shoot.

Price: $14.00
72 Inch Flattened Bamboo Backing Strip
72 Inch Flattened Bamboo Backing Strip

Item #: GI-011

Bamboo possesses incredibly strong tension and a striking look, making it a great choice for backing your bow. The 72 Inch Flattened Bamboo Backing Strip is an ideal option for backing bows with a grain that is less than perfect.

Price: $35.00
72 Inch Hickory and Bamboo Bow Kit
72 Inch Hickory and Bamboo Bow Kit

Item #: GI-009

When you want to create a functional longbow that you can customize to your preferences, the 72 Inch Hickory and Bamboo Bow Kit makes a great place to start. The bow making kit includes a shaped stave, backing strip, and bowstring.

Price: $91.00
72 Inch Hickory and Bamboo Bow Kit with Riser and Tips
72 Inch Hickory and Bamboo Bow Kit with Riser and Tips

Item #: GI-010

When you want to create a fully functional longbow that you can customize to your preferences, the 72 Inch Hickory and Bamboo Bow Kit with Riser and Tips makes an excellent place to start your medieval bow building project.

Price: $101.00
72 Inch Hickory Bow Kit
72 Inch Hickory Bow Kit

Item #: GI-007

When you want to create a fully functional longbow that you can customize to your preferences, the 72 Inch Hickory Bow Kit makes a great place to start. This bow making kit includes a shaped stave, backing strip, and bowstring.

Price: $77.00
72 Inch Hickory Bow Kit with Osage Riser and Tips
72 Inch Hickory Bow Kit with Osage Riser and Tips

Item #: GI-008

When you want to create a fully functional longbow that you can customize to your preferences, the 72 Inch Hickory Bow Kit with Osage Riser and Tips makes an excellent place to start your medieval bow building project.

Price: $87.00
72 Inch Replacement Bowstring
72 Inch Replacement Bowstring

Item #: GI-005

Nothing is worse than going out to shoot and having your string break, only to discover that you forgot to bring another one with you. The 72 Inch Replacement Bowstring makes an excellent backup to have on hand.

Price: $11.00
Hickory Riser Block
Hickory Riser Block

Item #: GI-014

Hickory is relatively easy to work with and possesses good strength in tension, making it a great bow building material. The Hickory Riser Block serves as a great choice for crafting your own riser, customized to fit your hand.

Price: $7.00
Hickory Tip Overlays
Hickory Tip Overlays

Item #: GI-015

Hickory is relatively easy to work with and possesses good strength in tension, making it a great bow building material. The Hickory Tip Overlays serve as a great choice for reinforcing the nocks and adding your personal style.

Price: $5.00
Ipe Riser Block
Ipe Riser Block

Item #: GI-016

Also known as Brazilian walnut, Ipe wood is very strong, dense, stiff, and resistant to decay, making it a desirable bow option. The Ipe Riser Block serves as a great choice for crafting your own riser, customized to fit your hand.

Price: $7.00
Ipe Tip Overlays
Ipe Tip Overlays

Item #: GI-017

Also known as Brazilian walnut, Ipe wood is strong, dense, stiff, and resistant to decay, making it a desirable bow wood. The Ipe Tip Overlays serve as a great choice for reinforcing the nocks and adding your personal style.

Price: $5.00
LARP Arrow Fletching
LARP Arrow Fletching

Item #: MCI-3327

If you are an archer on the LARP battlefield, then you ought to have the LARP Arrow Fletching at hand. Fletching often needs to be replaced after strenuous use, and this separate arrow fletching helps extend your arrows life span.

Price: $4.00
LARP Arrow Nock
LARP Arrow Nock

Item #: MCI-3328

Arrow nocks undergo a lot of strain during heavy use. Be sure you are always ready to battle with an extra LARP Arrow Nock on hand. This LARP arrow knock is available in black or white and is made of a tough polymer material.

Price: $2.00
Osage Orange Riser Block
Osage Orange Riser Block

Item #: GI-012

A native North American wood, Osage Orange is known for its resiliency, toughness, and striking coloration. The Osage Orange Riser Block makes a great choice for crafting your own riser, customized to fit your hand.

Price: $7.00
Osage Orange Tip Overlays
Osage Orange Tip Overlays

Item #: GI-013

A native North American wood, Osage Orange is known for its resiliency, toughness, and striking coloration. The Osage Orange Tip Overlays make a great choice for reinforcing the nocks and adding your personal style.

Price: $5.00
Premium Hickory Backing Strip
Premium Hickory Backing Strip

Item #: GI-002

Hickory makes an excellent choice for backing your bow due to its strong tension, straight grain, and resistance to breakage. The Premium Hickory Backing Strip is the ideal option for backing bows that have less than perfect grain.

Price: $21.00
Premium Hickory Bow Core Stave
Premium Hickory Bow Core Stave

Item #: GI-001

The first thing you need when you decide you want to build your own traditional wooden longbow is choose the right stave. The Premium Hickory Bow Core Stave is an ideal starting place for making your own medieval bow.

Price: $35.00
Premium Hickory English Longbow Backing Strip
Premium Hickory English Longbow Backing Strip

Item #: GI-003

Hickory makes an excellent choice for backing your bow due to its strong tension, straight grain, and resistance to breakage. The Premium Hickory English Longbow Backing Strip is the ideal option for backing selfbows.

Price: $21.00
Replacement String for Katniss Bow
Replacement String for Katniss Bow

Item #: GI-020

Fans of the Hunger Games can take to the woods to practice their own archery skills just like heroine Katniss Everdeen. The Replacement String for Katniss Bow makes a great archery accessory to keep close when heading out to shoot.

Price: $9.00