Visiting Fairbow’s display room in Amsterdam is quite an experience, even the more so when bowyer Magén Klomp bustles around in this veritable treasure trove. Just about anything you’d care to point at has a story attached to it as well and Magén is happy to impart these on the visitor.
However, the true heart of Fairbow is around the corner, in the workshop. Some like to say that this is where the magic happens, Magén will snort at this and reply that it comes down to hard work, after which he will probably ask you to pass him one of the myriad of tools he requires for a task at hand.
For those who just can’t get enough, or who can’t visit as easily due to geographical inconvenience there is the popular DVD series on making traditional archery products the easy way. Making traditional bowstrings the easy way is the latest addition to the series, and features Magén’s own trademark down-to-earth approach as he guides the viewer on a step-by-step approach of the materials required and processes involved in preparing, making and maintaining a variety of bow strings.
If you are interested in the manner in which bowstrings are made in order to further your own understanding of the archery equipment you wield, or planning to make your own strings because it’s simply very satisfying to shoot with self-made archery equipment, then this DVD is definitely a must have. Alternatively, any traditional archer would be more than pleased to receive this DVD as an attentive gift that beats the well-trodden path of opting for a new pair of socks any day.