Arrow shafts from 1/4" to 23/64" in Scots Pine.
3/8" to 1/2" in Ash or Poplar. (Whichever available)
A printable pricelist is available via the home page
ABOUT THE SCOTS PINE ARROW SHAFTS.
Pinus Sylvestris, also known as: Silver Fir and Norway Pine
Chris Boyton, of Boyton Archery in England, started making Scots Pine arrow shafts about seventeen or so years ago, when we could not get Port Orford Cedar from America. The Cedar, chemyceparis lawsoniana, had been felled at such a rate that, to save bird and animal species, as well as the forest itself, the felling was stopped.
For months we could not get arrow shafts
Because of the problems we were having
with arrow shafting, Chris decided to have a go at making shafts in the
quantities needed to supply both the English market and also an outlet in
After experimenting with several woods, Chris
found that Scots Pine, grown in the cold northern countries of
When Chris made his first batch of arrow shafts, I bought the lot. Amazingly, the spine ratio to numbers of shafts was perfect. Most were 40-45 5/16", at that time the most popular of all the sizes. I think I bought three or four thousand that first time, and after piling them into my van we took a photo of them, Chris’s very first commercial batch of arrow shafts, just for luck. The great thing was that there was a complete range of 5/16" and 11/32". The 23/64" came along a little while later, and then the very popular 9/32" and 1/4". With a lot of you archers realising you don’t need great heavy bows, the smaller diameter shafts are very popular.
Chris has also been making Ash and Poplar arrow shafts. These are suitable for mediæval style arrows and also Longbow Society ‘standard arrow’
Chris built all his own machinery, and designed and had made that which he could not make himself. He has recently built a machine to taper the shafts.
The end result of all his hard work is the excellent shafts you shoot today.
READY MADE ARROWS
Premium shafts, 4 coats acrylic varnish, brass bullet piles or ‘new’ steel medipoints.
A small round
‘bodkin’ suitable for Target and Field.
11/2 to 5 in flrtchings
DIPPED & CRESTED
Premium shafts white shaftment, personal cresting, and brass bullet piles
FOOTED TARGET ARROWS
Dipped shaftment and personalised cresting, plastic nocks and brass bullet piles
Triple footed reinforcement in hardwood (species as available).
Although I am quite happy to make your arrows for you, why not make your own? It is very easy, although a little time consuming and, when you buy your equipment from me, I will give you a free leaflet on ‘How To’. I would love you to make your own as I have been making arrows for thirty years and it’s getting a bit tedious……!
Pine, Self nocked, whipped on fletchings, with field/target points. From £19.50 each
Horn insert, Whipped on fletchings with field/target points. From £22.50 each
( Historic style arrowheads also available from Carol to order)
ASH or POPLAR MEDIÆVAL STANDARD ARROWS
(to British Long-Bow
Horn insert and 6"-7" whipped on fletchings. £24.00 each. Mediæval heads or points extra. See price list
3/8" Ash (when available). 13/32" and 1/2" Poplar. NB. 1/2" are finished in tapered or barrelled only
Spiral fletch with rubber bludgeon (blunt) £7.50 each
6 straight fletchings, with rubber blunt £10.00 each
NB. Hunting with a bow is BANNED in the
Round Silver Steel 'Bodkin', suitable for target and field. Sizes 9/32?, 5/16? and 11/32? ?6.00 per dozen 63grain, 80grain, 100grain and 125grain