The Craft Guild of Traditional Bowyers and Fletchers was formed in 1986 by a group of craftsmen bow and arrow makers capable of making longbows of marketable quality and performance to the criteria of the British Long-Bow Society, whilst continuing with their own individual specialisms. Within its ranks the guild includes arrowsmiths, and stringers
Although a modern Organisation, it recognises the ancient origins of its purpose, and has established and maintained valued links with the Worshipful Company of Bowyers, and the Worshipful Company of Fletchers.
The Craft Guild exists to…
- Provide a forum for the fraternal association of British craftsmen and women concerned with the manufacture of quality traditional archery equipment.
- Encourage, maintain, and improve the standard of bow and arrow making and other associated activity by British craftspeople.
- Establish and maintain fraternal links with crafts persons overseas engaged in traditional bow and arrow making.
- Maintain links with those ancient London Livery Companies which historically regulated the crafts overseen by the Craft Guild.