Java Man Archery first took root in 1994, when I made my first bow from an ash stave I had cut on my Dad's farm a few years prior. From there, my bow making evolved from selfbows of ash, hickory, Osage, and yew, to all-wood laminates with bamboo or hickory backings in an array of designs. That experience led me to the use of fiberglass and bow designs incorporating fancy curves.
I began making Shrew Bows in 2003 and learned a lot from owner Ron LaClair and his previous bowyer, John McCullough. In the years that followed, I brought several innovations to the Shrew line, including the Classic Hunter, while continuing to offer my Java Man line of recurves and longbows. The bows on the following pages have evolved from all of these influences, with proven designs I continue to fine tune in order to offer the most efficient and beautiful bows possible. In the ever-expanding Java Man line you will find an impressive selection of artillery including two short deflex-reflex longbows, four styles of recurves, and a mild deflex-reflex longbow.
Each Java Man bow is custom hand-crafted using the finest materials in order to meet your highest expectations.