Welcome to our new website. If you are not familiar with us I would like to introduce ourselves. We started Smokey River Bows, LLC in January of 2013. Since then we have sold bows all over the world. All of our bows are handmade and because they are made by hand each bow is different. We don’t use any automated equipment just a band saw, sanders and and files. For that reason it takes much longer than using automated equipment but the bows we make have character. Basically they are not one of many they are one of one.
I started making bows back in High School, my shop teacher asked me make a bow as a project. After much debate of whether or not a bow could be made he convinced me that I could make one. When the bow was far enough along to shoot my buddies and I would take the bow to the football field and “test” it. Those days are over, now I would be arrested. We felt we had to test the bow nearly every day until the end of the school year. I made several more bows for teachers before I graduated. I had teachers come to me and ask me if I could make them a bow instead of going to their class.Of course I made them a bow. A no brainer for me.
How we got started
I worked for cooperate America most of my life until my job was eliminated in 2012. One of my bosses who had seen some of the bows and other projects that I had made suggested that I should make bows for a living. So my wife, Vivian, and I took his advice and started Smokey River Bows.
We started with making just Traditional Recurves but have expanded our product line to Survival Bows, Takedown Recurves, Longbows and bows for children. We also decided to make a assortment of grips for handguns and rifle stocks. Still all hand made and no two alike.
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