Big Jim’s Exotic Bow Woods

We like building special one of a kind bows and the wood you choose is a big part of that. This page shows you a good representation of the woods we have in our shop. As you can see, these woods will really make your bow special. Remember that wood is a natural product and each tree is unique. The wood you order can’t match the pictures you see here exactly, but it should look very similar.

As always, we’d like you to call us to discuss not only the woods you’d like in your bow, but also to discuss the exact wood we have here. We can describe it to you in relationship to the pictures we have on our website.

If you’re going to order a custom bow from Big Jim, you might as well pick the wood that you really prefer.

To discuss your bow, call Big Jim at: 229-420-5669

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Gear at a Glance

It’s important to choose a bow that is not too heavy. When getting started, Big Jim recommends men start with a 40 lb bow, and women choose something in the 25-30 lb range.

Longbow: A straight bow with one curve from end to end, the longbow is D-shaped with bowstring loops that touch the limb nocks.

Recurve bow: Similar construction to a longbow, a recurve bow has more than one curve to add spring quality and power.

Arrows: Considered the most important piece of equipment, poor quality arrows are impossible to shoot accurately. Made with a straight shaft of wood with a nock that allows the arrow to rest on the string, feathers stabilize the flight giving the tip the best shot to hit the target. Check out the NEW Big Jim’s custom arrow – click here.

Quiver: Holds the extra arrows and protects the archer from injuring him/herself when arrows are not in use. Many styles are available, including a bow quiver, backpack-style quiver and side quiver. Check out this video featuring Big Jim’s Bow Quiver.

Arm Guard: Protects the forearm from string rebound.


I had the pleasure of making Big Jim’s and Debbie’s acquaintance yesterday after a long online search for the Bear Takedown Recurve Bow. No vendors in the world seemed to have it or even knew when it would be available. Then I was lucky enough to call Big Jim. Imagine my surprise when he not only had the riser I wanted, but the low poundage limbs as well. Big Jim and Debbie were great to talk with and he even helped me avoid a bad online arrow purchase that saved me major bucks. My hats off to both of them. ~ Tom

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To provide our best possible service and efficiency, online orders receive priority. Call-in orders will be delayed at least 24 hours.

Our Address

812 Morgan Court
Albany, Georgia 31705