Welcome to Barebow Archery
The only name you need for exclusive archery supplies.

Based in Essex we create handcrafted laminate Longbows, Warbows, Arrows, Leather Quivers and Accessories.
We’re passionate about our bows and specialise in tailor making English Longbows and Warbows specifically to your chosen requirements.

There’s no weapon of war that evokes such admiration of both the archer and the bow itself, and that’s why we put so much time and care into every Longbow and Warbow we craft. From your dream of owning a custom Longbow or Warbow to the moment you hold it in your hand, we’ll do our very best to take your design requirements and turn them into a stunning peice or art.



We’re also working very closely with Celestino Poletti – an Italian craftsman whose work with yew longbows and warbows is akin to fine art. These heavy draw weight longbows are the closest you’ll get to the ones recovered from the Mary Rose Ship – capable of delivering a half inch arrow 200 yards plus. Hold a Celestino Poletti Warbow in your hand and you’ll understand the power that one of these incredible longbows can deliver.










After personally studying, and taking careful measurements of the Tudor Warbows from the Mary Rose Ship. We can faithfully reproduce laminate and self bows to the same profile and take inspiration from their innovative crafting techniques.

From yew longbows and warbows to ash, hickory and lemonwood, we use a variety of woods depending on the order - and combine with buffalo horn nocks, leather grips and multiple laminations, to ensure each bow is individual.

If you have an idea in mind, or want free advice on your dream bow, contact us today and we’ll be happy to discuss your new longbow or war bow with you.


Preserving the environment is very important to us at Barebow Archery and we fully support CITIES.
(The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora)

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Longbow & Warbow Making Courses

The following courses are Great as Birthday preasents of just as a bit of fun.

Follow the link below for more information.