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 763-444-4565. 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  $450
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 763-444-4565 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  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 763-444-4565 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  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 763-444-4565 or email me at lswaltman@gmail.com to discuss which wood combinations and features will be right for you. Lee

 

Raven 60″ – #87251394

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

PRICE $750
SERIAL NO 87251394
LENGTH  60″
WOODS USED  Bark pocket maple riser, makore limbs and accents
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 763-444-4565 or email me at lswaltman@gmail.com and reference the serial number above. Looking forward to hearing from you! Lee

Merlin 60″ – #21750136

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 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 $500
SERIAL NO 21750136
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 763-444-4565 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

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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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Handcrafted high performance traditional bows for the discriminating archer.