Bogaman is the old world celtic word for bowman or archer. I have always had a keen interest in archery and hunting with bow and arrow. A few years back I became interested in making my own bows and arrows. At first I thought that I wanted to build laminated bows. But the more I read up on it, the more I became interested in building primitive bows. Solid wood bows like the indians made and bows like the europeans made about a thousand years ago. That is how I came by the handle "Bogaman". This is my first bow. It's an english style longbow made from the wood osage orange.