Specialist Dr. James Dilley produces replicas from the European Stone Age and Bronze Age for private collections, museum displays, TV props and educational handling sessions. Ancient Craft prides itself on its historical accuracy, therefore each replica has been carefully researched and expertly reproduced based on archaeological evidence.
AncientCraft’s Arrow Replicas are made using authentic tools such as deer antler tines and copper pressure flakers (for early Bronze Age arrowheads). Though the full arrows can be loosed from a bow and cause injury if used irresponsibly, they will probably break upon impact with a tough surface. It is not recommended they be used on a compacted straw archery target as they do not have the same material resistances as carbon fibre arrows or steel tipped ‘Medieval’ arrows.
“For all of our historic replicas that I use with schools on site at La Hougue Bie and within classrooms, James has made axes, flint, polishing stones, axes and they are absolutely wonderful teaching aids as well as being beautiful objects. He has made objects that are particular for our island, such as using local dolerite rock to make a polished axe.”
HELEN OTTERWELL (Jersey Heritage)
Frequently asked questions
Are your replicas made to order or do you have stock?
All replicas are made to order, I don't typically hold much stock.
How do I make an order?
You can order replicas through the website using the AncientCraft shop. If you require a specialist replica or variation, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org we can discuss what you need and a completion time frame.
Will the replicas be sharp?
Replicas can be made and left sharp. You need to let me know how the replicas will be used, if it is for a museum handling session I will need to blunt them.
Can I pay by card?
The AncientCraft shop can take card payments or payments via Paypal. For specialist enquiries, payment can be made via BACs or Paypal.
We have something not listed with things you make to sell. Could you make a specific replica for us?
Almost definitely, please email me at email@example.com to discuss.