Handmade Recurve Bows

One or two piece takedown recurve bows.

Recurve bow with static tips.

Tuktu EX riser section with arrow point overlay and beaver grip.

Unstrung Tuktu EX with beaver grip. The angle of the static tips provide for a very quiet bow.

Cari-bow Tuktu EX 2 Piece Takedown Bows


Tuktu EX

The Tuktu EX handmade recurve  bow was built with high performance in mind, yet it remains among the quietest and smoothest of bows available anywhere, at any price.   The Tuktu EX is sure to meet the needs of any hunter in a variety of terrain and weather conditions.  Overlays are added to the riser with attention given to color and form. These same woods are also sandwiched between layers of synthetic fibre to create an attractive tip.  This handmade beauty is available in 60 and 62 inch lengths.

I have recently introduced a two piece version of the Tuktu EX, and it performs equally well, with the the added benefit of storing easily in tight spaces.  Check our current inventory of Tuktu EX here.

Custom Tuktu EX Recurves

You can also see what a custom recurve bow package would look like  by clicking here.  You can use the custom bow calculator to select different wood combinations and features.  You can use the submit button to send the details if you wish…Thanks for considering Cari-bow.


3 Piece Takedown Recurve Bows

3 Piece Recurve


Taiga EX

The Taiga EX recurve bow has s a newly design Taiga riser.   I re-designed the original Taiga 3 piece bow to a better functioning bow.  The dimensions and length of the riser has not changed from the Taiga standard riser, but the profile has! The riser is stronger, giving it more longevity. The riser better accommodates the making of extra limbs. The “EX” refers to the radical design static tips. The Taiga EX is great performing and great shooting! The core consists of bamboo along with a stabilizing agent, adding quality veneers for cosmetics. The premium Taiga EX riser enhances the beauty of the bow with an insert of different wood and gives it more contrast.  Our current inventory of 3 piece takedown recurve bows can be seen here.

3 piece takedown riser section
Riser section of the 3 piece takedown Taiga EX, showing cocobolo wood in a scalloped point overlay

Custom Taiga EX Recurves

If you'd like to explore the possibilities of a custom made Taiga EX, just click here for the custom bow calculator page. You can see the pricing easily for the different features.

What makes a great traditional recurve bow?

Static tip for recurve limbs.
The static tip design produces extra energy early in the draw, and a quiet shock free release.

If there is a “secret sauce” to making a great handmade recurve bow, it would have to revolve around the limb structure.  I’ve been field testing recurve hunting bows for years, and even won myself a few gold medals in national competitions.  Some of my latest recurve bows  incorporate static tips, which bring more power early in the draw,  while quieting the bow and reducing hand shock. How can a static tip do that?  The stiffness brings the power early in the draw, and because the curve does not “flatten out” at full draw, the string rolls along the tip quietly instead of “slapping” the limb when released.