Bernd GrötzingerI was born in March 1980 in the beautiful town of Ehingen which is lying idyllic at the Danube and I am fascinated and thrilled by archery since my adolescence.
The interest in archery grew and grew and for this reason I considered the idea of buying a "real" bow in spring 1995. My mainattention rested already in this time on a type of bow that had to correspond the archaic and historical design, just completely without the use of fibreglass. Unfortunately I haven't found anything comparable and so I had to buy a glasslaminated bow.
After some time I mastered it pretty good but I was never entirely satisfied, because I couldn't build any personal relationship to this bow and it lacked the classical historical touch, which should mediate in some kind of superior sense the primordial culture of archery.
As I was faced the element wood early at home through my father, the thought of building such a bow on my own stood to reason. My only problem was that I didn't know exactly how I should go about it. Information was rare in these times and superficial knowledge of the matter wasn't enough for me.
The basic impulse for constructing a bow I got more or less unspectacular coincidental from a friend of my grandfather's in 1997. This man immigrated in the 1950ies from Rottenacker to Canada and came to visit his homeland in this year when I had the fortune to talk to him.
Thanks to his decades-long practice as trapper and hunter, especially with a bow, it was the first time I got useful information concerning the professional fabrication of arms of this kind.
In the following years I learned more and more in all kinds of aspects and so developed my skills, also through contacts to other bow makers, continuous forwards. In 2001 I decided to sell my bows in traditional architectural style to serious sport-, freetime- and hobbyshooters, who are interested in the historical division of archery.
Since 2003 I arrange due to brisk demands individual courses in making bows and since 2005 I work with big success in the social area of youth and freetime encouragement, also in connection with therapeutic pedagogy.
To me it is basically important to create long-living and shapely bows from natural timbers with all their growth-typical characteristics, which are adapted accurately to the individual requirements and needs of the shooter - just absolute unciums in multiple regards!
I thank you for your interest!