Decisions, decisions: Stock Bow vs. Custom Bow

Stock Bows

Seeking instant gratification? Pick, click and your new bow is on its way to you. Our prebuilt, ready-to-ship bows are designed by Rob and JJ in tried-and-true configurations, resulting in some of our best-looking, finest-shooting recurves and longbows.


  • Affords the WYSIWYG edge: What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get. Stock bow photos remove the guesswork by showing unique traits of the actual bow – a glimpse we’re not granted until any given bow is built
  • Alleviates analysis paralysis — the potentially-overwhelming process of DIY design. While we’re always happy to guide our customers toward choosing aesthetically-pleasing combinations for their custom builds, some are intimidated by the various choices. Simply put, selecting a stock bow is simple
  • Offers “last lot” builds from uniquely-charactered or limited-run woods that may no longer be available
  • Introduces “first-built” bows — new models that are offered via “soft launch” on our Stock Bow page before unveiling to the world
  • Special offers and discounts – we offer occasional markdowns, a clear bonus for buying off-the-rack
  • Delivers instant gratification, since we typically ship the same day you purchase. Buy it today, shoot it this weekend!

Custom Bows

Can’t find a Stock Bow that fits? Seeking an heirloom for future generations? Or, do you wish to incorporate all the features you desire in a personal bow? Whatever the motivation, we are happy to help you design your dream bow.

DESIGNING a CUSTOM BOW includes a myriad of options:

  • Allows you to configure the best fit for your needs from a range of lengths, weights and models
  • A selection of exotic handle woods that we’ve procured for exceptional integrity and exotic beauty
  • Embellishments such as center striping and overlays
  • Performance boosters like linen-based phenolic (more mass = more stability)
  • Ever-evolving veneer selections that provide the crowning glory for your bow
  • Exclusive limb attachment systems — our dual-bolt design for superior alignment, or our performance-boosting, tool-free Stabi-Lock™ system