W.E. Hill & Sons
Edgar Bishop & Arthur Copley.
For over 100 years, W.E. Hill & Sons was synonymous with superb quality. Between the World Wars, the Hill shop ramped up production and made thousands of excellent bows, solidifying their reputation as the standard bearers of English bowmaking. They had several fine craftsmen working in assembly, wherein one maker would frequently make the frog, and another, the stick. This bow is no exception. Brought to the Hill sales room in 1947, the bow was likely made before the start of World War II as a collaboration. Edgar Bishop, one of the best archetiers in the workshop, made the stick, while Arthur Copley made the frog. By dividing the labor in this manner, the Hill's could ensure rapid production while maintaining the highest quality. This bow is consistent with the unrivaled standards set by the shop: It is strong and easy to play with a clear and robust tone, all the while being visually attractive. It is a classic example of the inter-war period in very good condition