Mead Archery
Bows by Dave Mead

Made in America


Privacy Policy:
Last updated: June 24, 2016
Mead Longbows, LLC. ("us", "we", or "our") operates the website (the "Service").
This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information when you use our Service.
We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy.
We use your Personal Information for providing and improving the Service. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. Unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy, terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions, accessible at
Information Collection And Use
While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to, your email address, name, phone number, postal address ("Personal Information"). We collect this information for the purpose of providing the Service, identifying and communicating with you, responding to your requests/inquiries, servicing your purchase orders, and improving our services.
Log Data
We may also collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Service ("Log Data"). This Log Data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics.
In addition, we may use third party services such as Google Analytics that collect, monitor and analyze this type of information in order to increase our Service's functionality. These third party service providers have their own privacy policies addressing how they use such information.
Cookies are files with a small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a web site and transferred to your device. We use cookies to collect information in order to improve our services for you.
You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. The Help feature on most browsers provide information on how to accept cookies, disable cookies or to notify you when receiving a new cookie.
If you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some features of our Service and we recommend that you leave them turned on.
Behavioral Remarketing
Mead Longbows, LLC. uses remarketing services to advertise on third party web sites to you after you visited our Service. We, and our third party vendors, use cookies to inform, optimize and serve ads based on your past visits to our Service.
Facebook remarketing service is provided by Facebook Inc.
You can learn more about interest-based advertising from Facebook by visiting this page:
To opt-out from Facebook's interest-based ads follow these instructions from Facebook:
Facebook adheres the Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising established by the Digital Advertising Alliance. You can also opt-out from Facebook and other participating companies through the Digital Advertising Alliance in the USA, the Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada in Canada or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance in Europe, or opt-out using your mobile device settings.
For more information on the privacy practices of Facebook, please visit Facebook's Data Policy:
Do Not Track Disclosure
We do not support Do Not Track ("DNT"). Do Not Track is a preference you can set in your web browser to inform websites that you do not want to be tracked.
You can enable or disable Do Not Track by visiting the Preferences or Settings page of your web browser.
Service Providers
We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service, to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services and/or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.
These third parties have access to your Personal Information only to perform specific tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use your information for any other purpose.
Compliance With Laws
We will disclose your Personal Information where required to do so by law or subpoena or if we believe that such action is necessary to comply with the law and the reasonable requests of law enforcement or to protect the security or integrity of our Service.
The security of your Personal Information is important to us, and we strive to implement and maintain reasonable, commercially acceptable security procedures and practices appropriate to the nature of the information we store, in order to protect it from unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification, or disclosure.
However, please be aware that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and we are unable to guarantee the absolute security of the Personal Information we have collected from you.
International Transfer
Your information, including Personal Information, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.
If you are located outside United States and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the information, including Personal Information, to United States and process it there.
Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.
Links To Other Sites
Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party's site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.
We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.
Children's Privacy
Only persons age 18 or older have permission to access our Service. Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 13 ("Children").
We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. If you are a parent or guardian and you learn that your Children have provided us with Personal Information, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Information from a children under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.
Changes To This Privacy Policy
This Privacy Policy is effective as of June 24, 2016 and will remain in effect except with respect to any changes in its provisions in the future, which will be in effect immediately after being posted on this page.
We reserve the right to update or change our Privacy Policy at any time and you should check this Privacy Policy periodically. Your continued use of the Service after we post any modifications to the Privacy Policy on this page will constitute your acknowledgment of the modifications and your consent to abide and be bound by the modified Privacy Policy.
If we make any material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you either through the email address you have provided us, or by placing a prominent notice on our website.
Contact Us
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us.

Terms and Conditions ("Terms"):
Last updated: June 24, 2016
Please read these Terms and Conditions ("Terms", "Terms and Conditions") carefully before using the website (the "Service") operated by Mead Longbows, LLC. ("us", "we", or "our").
Your access to and use of the Service is conditioned upon your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. These Terms apply to all visitors, users and others who wish to access or use the Service.
By accessing or using the Service you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you disagree with any part of the terms then you do not have permission to access the Service.
If you wish to purchase any product or service made available through the Service ("Purchase"), you may be asked to supply certain information relevant to your Purchase including, without limitation, your credit card number, the expiration date of your credit card, your billing address, and your shipping information.
You represent and warrant that: (i) you have the legal right to use any credit card(s) or other payment method(s) in connection with any Purchase; and that (ii) the information you supply to us is true, correct and complete.
The service may employ the use of third party services for the purpose of facilitating payment and the completion of Purchases. By submitting your information, you grant us the right to provide the information to these third parties subject to our Privacy Policy.
We reserve the right to refuse or cancel your order at any time for reasons including but not limited to: product or service availability, errors in the description or price of the product or service, error in your order, harassment from you about your order, or other reasons.
We reserve the right to refuse or cancel your order if fraud or an unauthorized or illegal transaction is suspected.
International Shipping
We ship to many countries outside of the United States. However, some countries prohibit the import of weapons. We try to list the countries we cannot ship to, however this is not a complete list.
We can not ship weapons to:
Availability, Errors and Inaccuracies
We are constantly updating product and service offerings on the Service. We may experience delays in updating information on the Service and in our advertising on other web sites. The information found on the Service may contain errors or inaccuracies and may not be complete or current. Products or services may be mispriced, described inaccurately, or unavailable on the Service and we cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information found on the Service.
We therefore reserve the right to change or update information and to correct errors, inaccuracies, or omissions at any time without prior notice.
Intellectual Property The Service and its original content, features and functionality are and will remain the exclusive property of Mead Longbows, LLC. and its licensors. The Service is protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of both the United States and foreign countries. Our trademarks and trade dress may not be used in connection with any product or service without the prior written consent of Mead Longbows, LLC..
Links To Other Web Sites
Our Service may contain links to third party web sites or services that are not owned or controlled by Mead Longbows, LLC..
Mead Longbows, LLC. has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party web sites or services. We do not warrant the offerings of any of these entities/individuals or their websites.
You acknowledge and agree that Mead Longbows, LLC. shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such third party web sites or services.
We strongly advise you to read the terms and conditions and privacy policies of any third party web sites or services that you visit.
We may terminate or suspend your access to the Service immediately, without prior notice or liability, under our sole discretion, for any reason whatsoever and without limitation, including but not limited to a breach of the Terms.
All provisions of the Terms which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Mead Longbows, LLC. and its licensee and licensors, and their employees, contractors, agents, officers and directors, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees), resulting from or arising out of a) your use and access of the Service, or b) a breach of these Terms.
Limitation Of Liability
In no event shall Mead Longbows, LLC., nor its directors, employees, partners, agents, suppliers, or affiliates, be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages, including without limitation, loss of profits, data, use, goodwill, or other intangible losses, resulting from (i) your access to or use of or inability to access or use the Service; (ii) any conduct or content of any third party on the Service; (iii) any content obtained from the Service; and (iv) unauthorized access, use or alteration of your transmissions or content, whether based on warranty, contract, tort (including negligence) or any other legal theory, whether or not we have been informed of the possibility of such damage, and even if a remedy set forth herein is found to have failed of its essential purpose.
Your use of the Service is at your sole risk. The Service is provided on an "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" basis. The Service is provided without warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchant ability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement or course of performance.
Mead Longbows, LLC. its subsidiaries, affiliates, and its licensors do not warrant that a) the Service will function uninterrupted, secure or available at any particular time or location; b) any errors or defects will be corrected; c) the Service is free of viruses or other harmful components; or d) the results of using the Service will meet your requirements.
Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, so the limitations above may not apply to you.
Governing Law
These Terms shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of Kentucky, United States, without regard to its conflict of law provisions.
Our failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not be considered a waiver of those rights. If any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable by a court, the remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in effect. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between us regarding our Service, and supersede and replace any prior agreements we might have had between us regarding the Service.
We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify or replace these Terms at any time. If a revision is material we will provide at least 30 days notice prior to any new terms taking effect. What constitutes a material change will be determined at our sole discretion.
By continuing to access or use our Service after any revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised terms. If you do not agree to the new terms, you are no longer authorized to use the Service.
Contact Us
If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact us.  By placing an order and/or using this website, you agree to the terms.

All warranty claims are between the purchaser and the manufacturer. I take pride in every bow that I make which is why I offer a 12 month (from completion date) replacement warranty with every newly made sinew composite bow and fiberglass bow purchased. Warranty is only available on finished bows. If anything happens as a result of faulty craftsmanship or faulty materials we will replace the bow with a similar bow as soon as I am able or repair it at no cost to you.  I also offer Lifetime repairs on sinew and glass bows as long as I am able on anything that is deemed repairable by me. Shipping cost is the customers responsibility. Faulty bow must be returned for inspection. A thorough inspection will be done by me and the result of damage is decided by me. Not following the Instructions and Important bow care rules as emailed to you will void the warranty. If you need another copy of these rules please contact us. We offer no refunds. All returns must be approved first, so email us before sending it back. When returning your bow, you will be responsible for paying your own shipping and packaging costs and ensuring that the bow is packaged securely. There will be no warranty if the bow is lost or damaged during the return shipment. We suggest you insure the package and use tracking info. Negligent use by you or another is not covered. There is no warranty on u-finish, kit bows, or class made bows as these are projects you complete. But if you make a mistake and your honest with me I will help you in anyway I can. Work on it then blame damage on me or the bow and I cannot be of help to you.  Any bow sold "USED / AS IS" has no warranty whatsoever.  keep in mind natural bamboo had scars, cracks, scratches, etc it has character and is normal.

Ordering and Shipping:
I produce unique, highly efficient, compact, powerful bows that will provide you with years of performance. I build each and every bow as if it were my own. Your bow will be test shot in the field by myself.
Please contact me if you’re interested in purchasing one of my custom bows. I will make sure we choose the bow that will best suit your needs and discuss any additional specs, add-ons you’d like on/with your bow. My bows are custom made to order. Delivery time could be long depending upon current wait list of existing orders. I will not rush a bow. If the climate is not suitable to build and/or test shoot your bow, your wait time will be longer. Please be aware of this when placing your order. The good news is your spot is locked in once order is placed. Your bow immediately gets added to my production wait list. Please keep in mind all the components are carefully selected and hand-crafted by me for each customer per order. Thank you again for your patience and support! If this is for a gift, please do not hesitate to ask us for a Gift Confirmation Certificate. The certificate can be made for any occasion and sent via email for prompt availability. It can be printed and slipped into a card and given to recipient. “A special gift is being hand-crafted just for you and will be on its way soon!”

I appreciate the support and patience. I guarantee it will be worth it.

International Shipping: We ship to many countries outside of the United States. We try to list the countries we cannot ship to, however this is not a complete list. Contact us with any international shipping questions.We can not ship to:Japan Russia Indonesia Italy

More details on wait based on product:

The wait on in-stock , bows, advanced kits and parts is usually only 1 or 2 weeks. Unless I am on the road teaching. 

The wait on all bows is usually 14-16 weeks; sometimes more, sometimes less. Does it take this long to make one? Not exactly. But since I make each one from scratch it does take several weeks from start to finish, and there are orders ahead of yours. The Sinew Composites, due to their nature, are usually closer to 6 months plus; sometimes more, sometimes less.  Please read below for more details. Keep in mind these are not like any other bow, they are a hybrid composite and if I had to compare them to something I would say they are more similar to a horn bow than a wood bow. Composite horn bows cost $1000-$3000 and take 12-18 months to make. So as you see my creation time and price is pretty reasonable. 

What dictates the wait?

Order volume is high and has been for a few years now. Don't let the low prices muddy your perception of my bows and what work goes into them. I am not a wooden bow mill or factory. I alone, make these unique composite bows all from raw materials, to order. I took a complex style of composite bow and simplified it to some degree so that it can be more affordable for all to enjoy. I am an honest man and each order is locked in its spot on my list as they come in. I work 7 days a week to bring all my efforts in providing the very best I can for all of my loyal customers in the most timely manner possible. Be patient and I promise to make you the best bow I can. There are many other orders ahead of yours and everyone wants theirs yesterday. I do my best to stay on track with this even when mother nature fights me. Even with a tillered DIY Bow Kit, they are still made by me from raw materials into a completely functional bow, then shot, trained, then dismantled in such a way so that you can enjoy rebuilding it with success. You then get to do the finish work, customizing, this end result saves me some work/materials and I pass the savings on to you. This is an approximate wait time and could be sooner as well based on my workshop teaching and filming schedule at the time of year. Pre-scheduled workshops/events take precedence and I am typically booked for something every month.

I will not rush a bow and don't think you would like me to rush on your new handmade bow either.

I am one man and I am picky with my work. I have a small, simple shop that is not climate controlled but do most of the work out in nature with hand tools. This equals very little overhead/expense on my part. It is how I prefer it to be. It keeps me humble and grounded. Always striving to be more efficient in simplicity. I am a practicing minimalist.

What does all this translate to you the client?

It means you have commissioned one man to create something unique for you just the way he would create it for himself. It means each one will be unique to itself and only my hands touch it from start to finish. It also translates into very affordable prices for you. This, in addition, means there is a wait list of other clients ahead of your order. I am a family man, a homesteader with yearly obligations at the property and mother nature calls the shots.

My loyal customers understand the wait time and, in this small niche market for a unique bow, they expect it. In a “everything right now” world where mass production bows (whether lumber yard board or fiberglass) dominate the market, some new to the world of primitive/traditional archery may not understand this wait at first which is why I go into detail about it. You came to me because you did not want the run of the mill and would rather have a tool that is crafted to be an extension of you and as much alive as you. All I ask is that you let me do my job and make you the best bow I can.

If this is for a gift, please do not hesitate to ask us for a Gift Confirmation Certificate. The certificate can be made for any occasion and sent via email for prompt availability. Can be printed and slipped into a card and given to recipient. Certificate will be accompanied by a photo of the product and state “A special gift is being hand-crafted just for you and will be on its way soon!”

I don’t spend a lot of time on the computer or cell phone. I cannot keep up with emails requesting updates or pictures as I get dozens everyday. If it is something important about your order, please call me and if I do not answer leave a message with reason for calling and a good time/number to reach you back at.

Very much appreciate the support and look forward to making this for you!

Thanks again,

Mead Tribe!