Our Story

I’ve had a real passion for working with my hands and getting creative for as long as I can
remember, so when my neighbor invited me to take a bow building class, I didn’t have to
think twice. When I got there I didn’t really know what to expect, but from the moment we
started I was hooked and have been ever since.
Not knowing what I was doing I chose to start creating an Osage recurve bow — it was a
decision that would shape the rest of my life. Little did I know that I’d been drawn to the
most difficult, time-consuming bow to build, and yet I was completely engrossed in what I
was doing. For two straight days I spent my time shaping, sanding, and forming my bow as
it gradually came to life before my eyes.
Even though I ran out of time to finish it, I knew I wanted to go further into the bowyer
world. To cut a long story short, I took the class another five times and loved every second
of it. I simply couldn’t get enough of all the intricate little details that bring a bow to life and
make traditional archery possible. Before long I was thinking about how I could share my
passion and newfound skill with people from all walks of life…
I reached out to a my French bowyer friend, Michel and we decided we wanted to create
something for everyone. We called our business KMC Archery and we’ve never looked
Today you’ll find us putting on classes and exhibitions for everyone from young kids and
curious adults to families and groups of friends looking to try something new. And even
though we’re all about introducing you to something new that you’ve probably never tried
before, we also keep things authentic and traditional.
By shaping our bows like true bowyers would have done, we all get to take something
home that we can be truly proud of. Just what you want to hear when you’re looking for a
unique experience unlike any other. From there you can share our passion for archery,
learn traditional skills, and have the satisfaction that only comes from taking the time to
craft something with your own hands.
If there’s a better way to get outdoors, have fun and make memories, we haven’t found it

Image by Ojo Toluwashe