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Little Crow Custom Bows

Handcrafted high performance traditional bows for the discriminating archer
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About Us

Handcrafted Bows Built For You

L ee Waltman is an avid traditional archer living in rural Minnesota. He’s from a bow hunting family and has been shooting all his life. He built his first bow in 1996 and started his business, Little Crow Custom Bows, LLC in 2009. 
Lee Waltman

The Bows

Little Crow Custom Bows are handcrafted to your exact specifications to make the ultimate custom bow

Take a look at the different style of bows below and determine which best suits your needs. Most bows are available in domestic and exotic woods and there are available upgrades for risers and/ or limb cores. Because of the custom nature of our bows, you must call us to place an order. We will determine all the specs for your bow as well as the available wood choices. We cannot begin construction of your custom bow until all specifications have been received and a down payment has been placed.

For more information or to place an order, call me at 763-444-4564. Looking forward to hearing from you! Lee

Merlin – 58″ – RD050415-1

All of our stock bows are made with the same care and attention to detail as our custom bows and are ready to be purchased today

The Merlin is a light weight, fast handling bow. Its reflex / deflex design combined with its relatively low brace heights allows it to rival the speed of the fastest recurve yet carries like a longbow. The Merlin’s long working limbs make it a smooth drawing bow with a high degree of performance.

PRICE $780.00
SERIAL NO RD050415-1
LENGTH 58″
WOODS USED Cocobolo with Bamboo limbs, Osage veneers and clear glass
DRAW WEIGHT 50# @ 27″
HANDLE DIRECTION Right
THUMB REST Yes
FAST FLIGHT COMPATIBLE Yes
FINISH satin
COMES WITH stringer, bow sleeve and a 30 day money back guarantee

For more information or to order this bow, call 763-444-4564 or email me at lswaltman@gmail.com and reference the serial number above. Looking forward to hearing from you! Lee

Merlin – 62″ – RD050415-4

All of our stock bows are made with the same care and attention to detail as our custom bows and are ready to be purchased today

The Merlin is a light weight, fast handling bow. Its reflex / deflex design combined with its relatively low brace heights allows it to rival the speed of the fastest recurve yet carries like a longbow. The Merlin’s long working limbs make it a smooth drawing bow with a high degree of performance.

PRICE $610.00
SERIAL NO RD050415-4
LENGTH 62″
WOODS USED Laminated Birdseye Maple riser with Bamboo core and black glass
DRAW WEIGHT 53# @ 28″
HANDLE DIRECTION Left
THUMB REST Yes
FAST FLIGHT COMPATIBLE Yes
FINISH satin
COMES WITH stringer, bow sleeve and a 30 day money back guarantee

For more information or to order this bow, call 763-444-4564 or email me at lswaltman@gmail.com and reference the serial number above. Looking forward to hearing from you! Lee

Merlin – 62″- RD050415

All of our stock bows are made with the same care and attention to detail as our custom bows and are ready to be purchased today

The Merlin is a light weight, fast handling bow. Its reflex / deflex design combined with its relatively low brace heights allows it to rival the speed of the fastest recurve yet carries like a longbow. The Merlin’s long working limbs make it a smooth drawing bow with a high degree of performance.

PRICE $780.00
SERIAL NO RD050415
LENGTH 62″
WOODS USED Lignum Vitae riser, Black Locust and Bamboo limbs with Leopard wood and Cerejeria veneers
DRAW WEIGHT 48# @ 28″
HANDLE DIRECTION Right
THUMB REST Yes
FAST FLIGHT COMPATIBLE Yes
FINISH satin
COMES WITH stringer, bow sleeve and a 30 day money back guarantee

For more information or to order this bow, call 763-444-4564 or email me at lswaltman@gmail.com and reference the serial number above. Looking forward to hearing from you! Lee

Merlin – 62″ – RD050415-2

All of our stock bows are made with the same care and attention to detail as our custom bows and are ready to be purchased today

The Merlin is a light weight, fast handling bow. Its reflex / deflex design combined with its relatively low brace heights allows it to rival the speed of the fastest recurve yet carries like a longbow. The Merlin’s long working limbs make it a smooth drawing bow with a high degree of performance.

PRICE $780.00
SERIAL NO RD050415-2
LENGTH 62″
WOODS USED Cocobolo riser, Bamboo limbs with Osage veneers and clear glass
DRAW WEIGHT 52# @ 28″
HANDLE DIRECTION Right
THUMB REST Yes
FAST FLIGHT COMPATIBLE Yes
FINISH satin
COMES WITH stringer, bow sleeve and a 30 day money back guarantee

For more information or to order this bow, call 763-444-4564 or email me at lswaltman@gmail.com and reference the serial number above. Looking forward to hearing from you! Lee

Merlin – 62″ – RD050415-3

All of our stock bows are made with the same care and attention to detail as our custom bows and are ready to be purchased today

The Merlin is a light weight, fast handling bow. Its reflex / deflex design combined with its relatively low brace heights allows it to rival the speed of the fastest recurve yet carries like a longbow. The Merlin’s long working limbs make it a smooth drawing bow with a high degree of performance.

PRICE $780.00
SERIAL NO RD050415-3
LENGTH 62″
WOODS USED Kingwood riser, Bamboo limbs with Sycamore veneers and clear glass
DRAW WEIGHT 50# @ 28″
HANDLE DIRECTION Right
THUMB REST Yes
FAST FLIGHT COMPATIBLE Yes
FINISH satin
COMES WITH stringer, bow sleeve and a 30 day money back guarantee

For more information or to order this bow, call 763-444-4564 or email me at lswaltman@gmail.com and reference the serial number above. Looking forward to hearing from you! Lee

TD Raven – 60″ – TD030514

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All of our stock bows are made with the same care and attention to detail as our custom bows and are ready to be purchased today 

The Raven TD has an identical limb design and is very similar in performance to the 60″ Raven one piece. The take down system is easy to pack for travel.

PRICE $700
SERIAL NO  TD030514
LENGTH  60″
WOODS USED  Curly Maple riser with Black Walnut limb core and accents
DRAW WEIGHT  45# @ 28″
HANDLE DIRECTION  Right
THUMB REST  Yes
FAST FLIGHT COMPATIBLE  Yes
FINISH satin
COMES WITH  stringer, bow sleeve and a 30 day money back guarantee

For more information or to order this bow, call 763-444-4564 or email me at lswaltman@gmail.com and reference the serial number above. Looking forward to hearing from you! Lee

TD Raven – 60″ – TD081513

All of our stock bows are made with the same care and attention to detail as our custom bows and are ready to be purchased today 

The Raven TD has an identical limb design and is very similar in performance to the 60″ Raven one piece. The take down system is easy to pack for travel.

PRICE  SOLD
SERIAL NO  TD081513
LENGTH  60″
WOODS USED  Figured Sapele and Osage riser with Osage and Locust limbs
DRAW WEIGHT  57# @ 28″
HANDLE DIRECTION  Right
THUMB REST  Yes
FAST FLIGHT COMPATIBLE  Yes
FINISH satin
COMES WITH  stringer, bow sleeve and a 30 day money back guarantee

For more information or to order this bow, call 763-444-4564 or email me at lswaltman@gmail.com and reference the serial number above. Looking forward to hearing from you! Lee

Merlin – 60″ – RD032815

All of our stock bows are made with the same care and attention to detail as our custom bows and are ready to be purchased today

The Merlin is a light weight, fast handling bow. Its reflex / deflex design combined with its relatively low brace heights allows it to rival the speed of the fastest recurve yet carries like a longbow. The Merlin’s long working limbs make it a smooth drawing bow with a high degree of performance.

PRICE $650
SERIAL NO RD032815
LENGTH 60″
WOODS USED Birdseye Maple riser and limbs, bamboo core, Ebony thumbrest
DRAW WEIGHT 50# @ 28″
HANDLE DIRECTION Right
THUMB REST Yes
FAST FLIGHT COMPATIBLE Yes
FINISH satin
COMES WITH stringer, bow sleeve and a 30 day money back guarantee

For more information or to order this bow, call 763-444-4564 or email me at lswaltman@gmail.com and reference the serial number above. Looking forward to hearing from you! Lee

Raven – 60″ – OP112614-3

 

 

All of our stock bows are made with the same care and attention to detail as our custom bows and are ready to be purchased today 

The combination of the long riser and shorter deflexed limb, with full working recurves, makes this bow very fast and stable.

PRICE $600
SERIAL NO OP0112614-3
LENGTH  60″
WOODS USED  Black Locust Riser, Brown glass
DRAW WEIGHT  47 @ 29″
HANDLE DIRECTION  Right
THUMB REST  Yes
FAST FLIGHT COMPATIBLE  Yes
FINISH  Dull satin
COMES WITH  stringer, bow sleeve and a 30 day money back guarantee

For more information or to order this bow, call 763-444-4564 or email me at lswaltman@gmail.com and reference the serial number above. Looking forward to hearing from you! Lee

TD Raven – 60″ – TD112614-1

All of our stock bows are made with the same care and attention to detail as our custom bows and are ready to be purchased today 

The Raven TD has an identical limb design and is very similar in performance to the 60″ Raven one piece. The take down system is easy to pack for travel.

PRICE $1400
SERIAL NO  TD112614-1
LENGTH  60″
WOODS USED  Rosewood, Osage and Maple Riser,  Osage limbs with inlays
DRAW WEIGHT  45# @ 28″
HANDLE DIRECTION  Right
THUMB REST  Yes
FAST FLIGHT COMPATIBLE  Yes
FINISH  Dull satin
COMES WITH  stringer, bow sleeve and a 30 day money back guarantee

For more information or to order this bow, call 763-444-4564 or email me at lswaltman@gmail.com and reference the serial number above. Looking forward to hearing from you! Lee

Merlin – 62″ – RD070714

All of our stock bows are made with the same care and attention to detail as our custom bows and are ready to be purchased today 

The Merlin is a light weight, fast handling bow. Its reflex / deflex design combined with its relatively low brace heights allows it to rival the speed of the fastest recurves yet still carry like a longbow. The Merlin’s long working limbs make it a smooth drawing bow with a high degree of performance.

PRICE $650
SERIAL NO RD070714
LENGTH  62″
WOODS USED  Kingwood riser, Black locust limbs, Bamboo core
DRAW WEIGHT  43# @ 28″
HANDLE DIRECTION  Right
THUMB REST no
FAST FLIGHT COMPATIBLE  Yes
FINISH  Dull satin
COMES WITH  stringer, bow sleeve and a 30 day money back guarantee

For more information or to order this bow, call 763-444-4564 or email me at lswaltman@gmail.com and reference the serial number above. Looking forward to hearing from you! Lee

Raven – 60″ – OP071914

 

 

All of our stock bows are made with the same care and attention to detail as our custom bows and are ready to be purchased today 

The combination of the long riser and shorter deflexed limb, with full working recurves, makes this bow very fast and stable.

PRICE $800
SERIAL NO OP071914
LENGTH  60″
WOODS USED  Waterfall Bubinga, Maple
DRAW WEIGHT  45.8 @ 28″
HANDLE DIRECTION  Left
THUMB REST  Yes
FAST FLIGHT COMPATIBLE  Yes
FINISH  Dull satin
COMES WITH  stringer, bow sleeve and a 30 day money back guarantee

For more information or to order this bow, call 763-444-4564 or email me at lswaltman@gmail.com and reference the serial number above. Looking forward to hearing from you! Lee

Custom Merlin

Little Crow Custom Bows are handcrafted to your specifications using a variety of domestic and exotic hardwoods 

The Merlin is a light weight, fast handling bow. Its reflex / deflex design combined with its relatively low brace heights allows it to rival the speed of the fastest recurves yet still carry like a longbow. Shorter lengths of this model are a perfect fit for hunting out of ground blinds, blowdowns, or tree stands.

The riser is cut at 1/8th past center to ensure optimum arrow flight and accuracy. The Merlin’s long working limbs make it a smooth drawing bow with a high degree of performance.

STARTING AT  $550
AVAILABLE LENGTHS  56″ – 62″ (in two inch increments)
AVAILABLE WOODS  Domestic and exotic hardwoods
AVAILABLE DRAW WEIGHTS  25# – 80#
AVAILABLE DRAW LENGTHS  26″ – 32″
AVAILABLE FINISHES Hand polished or dull satin
AVAILABLE GRIP TYPES  Low, medium or high wrist
FAST FLIGHT COMPATIBLE  Yes
COMES WITH  stringer, bow sleeve and a 30 day money back guarantee

Call me at 763-444-4564 or email me at lswaltman@gmail.com to discuss which wood combinations and features will be right for you. Lee

 

Custom Raven

Little Crow Custom Bows are handcrafted to your specifications using a variety of domestic and exotic hardwoods 

The combination of the long riser and shorter deflexed limb, with full working recurves, makes this bow very fast and stable.

The riser is cut at 1/8th past center to ensure optimum arrow flight and accuracy. The Merlin’s long working limbs make it a smooth drawing bow with a high degree of performance.

STARTING AT  $600
AVAILABLE LENGTHS  60″
AVAILABLE WOODS  Domestic and exotic hardwoods
AVAILABLE DRAW WEIGHTS  35# – 80#
AVAILABLE DRAW LENGTHS  26″ – 32″
AVAILABLE FINISHES Hand polished or dull satin
AVAILABLE GRIP TYPES  Low, medium or high wrist
FAST FLIGHT COMPATIBLE  Yes
COMES WITH  stringer, bow sleeve and a 30 day money back guarantee

Call me at 763-444-4564 or email me at lswaltman@gmail.com to discuss which wood combinations and features will be right for you. Lee

 

Custom Raven TD

Little Crow Custom Bows are handcrafted to your specifications using a variety of domestic and exotic hardwoods 

The Raven TD has an identical limb design and is very similar in performance to the 60″ Raven one piece. The take down system is easy to pack for travel.

STARTING AT  $650
AVAILABLE LENGTHS  60″ and 62″
AVAILABLE WOODS  Domestic and exotic hardwoods
AVAILABLE DRAW WEIGHTS  35# – 80#
AVAILABLE DRAW LENGTHS  26″ – 32″
AVAILABLE FINISHES Hand polished or dull satin
AVAILABLE GRIP TYPES  Low, medium or high wrist
FAST FLIGHT COMPATIBLE  Yes
COMES WITH  stringer, bow sleeve and a 30 day money back guarantee

Call me at 763-444-4564 or email me at lswaltman@gmail.com to discuss which wood combinations and features will be right for you. Lee

 

TD Raven – 60″ – TD050114

All of our stock bows are made with the same care and attention to detail as our custom bows and are ready to be purchased today 

TThe Raven TD has an identical limb design and is very similar in performance to the 60″ Raven one piece. The take down system is easy to pack for travel.

PRICE $750…..SOLD
SERIAL NO  TD050114
LENGTH  60″
WOODS USED  Bark pocket maple riser, makore limbs and accents
DRAW WEIGHT  43# @ 28″
HANDLE DIRECTION  Right
THUMB REST  Yes
FAST FLIGHT COMPATIBLE  Yes
FINISH  Dull satin
COMES WITH  stringer, bow sleeve and a 30 day money back guarantee

For more information or to order this bow, call 763-444-4564 or email me at lswaltman@gmail.com and reference the serial number above. Looking forward to hearing from you! Lee

Merlin – 60″ – RD012614

All of our stock bows are made with the same care and attention to detail as our custom bows and are ready to be purcahsed today 

The Merlin is a light weight, fast handling bow. Its reflex / deflex design combined with its relatively low brace heights allows it to rival the speed of the fastest recurve yet carries like a longbow. The Merlin’s long working limbs make it a smooth drawing bow with a high degree of performance.

PRICE $600
SERIAL NO RD012614
LENGTH  60″
WOODS USED  Birds eye maple riser, leopard wood limbs
DRAW WEIGHT  53# @ 28″
HANDLE DIRECTION  Right
THUMB REST  Yes
FAST FLIGHT COMPATIBLE  Yes
FINISH  Dull satin
COMES WITH  stringer, bow sleeve and a 30 day money back guarantee

For more information or to order this bow, call 763-444-4564 or email me at lswaltman@gmail.com and reference the serial number above. Looking forward to hearing from you! Lee

The Woods

White Ash

White Ash

Birds Eye Maple

Birds Eye Maple

Figured White Ash

Figured White Ash

Red Elm

Red Elm

Orange Osage

Orange Osage

Pacific Yew

Pacific Yew

Zebra Wood

Zebra Wood

Chechen

Chechen

Cocobolo

Cocobolo

Kingwood

Kingwood

Bocote

Bocote

Bubinga

Bubinga

Black Locust

Black Locust

COMMON NAMES Black Locust, Robinia, False Acacia
DISTRIBUTION Central-eastern United States (also widely naturalized in many temperate areas worldwide)
TREE SIZE 100 ft (30 m) tall, 3 ft (1 m) trunk diameter
JANKA HARDNESS 1,700 lbf (7,560 N)
COLOR/APPEARANCE Color can range from a pale greenish-yellow to a darker brown. Tends to darken to a russet brown with age. Can be confused with Osage Orange and Honey Locust in some instances.
GRAIN/TEXTURE Grain is usually straight, with a medium texture.
SUSTAINABILITY This wood species is not listed in the CITES Appendices, and is reported by the IUCN as being a species of least concern.

American Black Walnut

American Black Walnut

Hard Maple

Hard Maple

Tiger Stripe Maple

Tiger Stripe Maple

Testimonials

  • I’ve had strangers at shoots come up and ask me where I got my Merlin…it’s just a fast sweet shooting bow.

    Todd Ruegner, PA
  • Not only is my bow a joy to shoot, it’s a work of art when its displayed.

    Cory Laux
  • Its fine lines instantly felt perfect in my hand and my shooting improved right away. It’s a quiet, smooth drawing, accurate and fast bow that sends a heavy wooden shaft downrange with authority!

    Ben Evans, ON

Contact Us

Handcrafted High-Performance Traditional Bows for the Discriminating Archer

Call 763-444-4564 if you have any questions about our custom bows or if you’re ready to place an order.

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28101 Hastings St. NE
Isanti, MN 55040
(763) 444-4564
(612) 703-2155 (cell)
e-mail us: lswaltman@gmail.com
Bowyer: Lee Waltman

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