English Longbow 3 laminate by Adrian Hayes.
A Bamboo, Purpleheart, Ipe Longbow. 35lb@28" (max 28" draw length)
A beautiful fast english longbow with distinctive horn nocks, hard-wearing gloss varnish finish for right handed archers. Bow comes with leather handle and fast flight bowstring. This English longbow is stunning and Adrian Hayes is not only a renowned bowyer but also a top level award winning archer.
We carry a wide range of Adrian Hayes Longbows stock laminate longbows on a first come, first served basis and they sell quickly. Our stock is updated as it's sold so if you want one you'll need to get it today to avoid disappointment. If you don't see anything that matches your needs please take a look at our custom Adrian Hayes Longbows section. Every bow comes with a free double looped stringer. If you can make it down to the shop you can try before you buy on our shooting range.
For right handed archers.
PLEASE ONLY STRING YOUR BOW USING A DOUBLE LOOP STRINGER OR YOU WILL VOID YOUR WARRANTY
Bow & draw length suitability
- If a bow is marked for example 40#@28", max draw 29" this bow would be suitable for someone with a draw length up to 28" NOT over 28"
- If you had a draw length over the stated 28", then the bow is NOT suitable for you
- Even though the bow may state the max draw 29", this means that a safety margin has been built into the bow for the odd occasion when you may unknowingly draw slightly more
- It is not designed for you to continually draw over 28"
- If it is found that this is the case you will invalidate the warranty and no repair or replacement will be offered
ABOUT ADRIAN HAYES LONGBOWS
When Adrian was 7 or 8 years old his Dad had an accident while walking to work. He used to walk down this narrow road and one day a van squeezed past another car and struck his dad's arm. After he recovered the doctors recommended taking up a sport to aid his recovery and through talking to his friends for support, one of his friends mentioned archery and so the archery journey began. His Dad really fell for the sport, so much so he started an archery club up in Cleckheaton called Whitcliffe Mount Archery. It was here Adrian was introduced to a beginner’s recurve bow which he loved and shot for many years right up to being 21 years old. It was around then he shot for the Yorkshire County team a few times and realised he wasn't really progressing any further with a Recurve and decided to have some fun with an English Longbow.
Adrian ordered his first Longbow from a brilliant Bowyer Ron Palmer, who sadly passed away some years ago. It arrived some weeks later and Adrian was one happy man. He shot the bow for a few months and loved every minute of it however it got him thinking. Being a joiner Adrian couldn’t resist the temptation and decided to make a his own English Longbow. Adrian asked his dad who kindly gave him £70 to buy some Hickory and lemonwood.
After some research and advice Adrian managed to craft his first longbow which he then entered the Yorkshire Longbow Society shoot in Doncaster with. He managed to win it and his new bow attracted some attention. A gentleman at the shoot wanted to know who made it and then asked me how much Adrian would charge to make him one. He had enough wood left to make this gentleman a bow and owing his Dad £70 that's exactly what he charged him.
Through word of mouth orders started coming in not long after that first sale Adrian began to make bows alongside his main full-time job. Bowmaking became an absolute passion and he continued to do this for around 10 to 15 years until the recession hit our country. Adrian knew he was going to be laid off made plans to make english longbows full-time. A partnership supplying the Longbow Shop and his own custom orders has driven the business from strength to strength and Adrian has never looked back since.