Doerfler Masterbows: Sustainability

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Dörfler is committed to sustainability of used resources – especially to the reforestation of pernambuco wood, which comes from northern and central east Brazil.

This rare tree species is listed under Cites 2* since June 2007, which means that the export is covered by far more effort than before. Dörfler is a member of the I.P.C.I organisation, which takes care of the reforestation of this valuable tree species. However as the trees grow very slowly, it will take some time before they can be used for bow making.

*Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora


The tree from which it is won is called Caesalpinia echinata, also known as Pau Brasil. Thanks to its characteristics it is the first, or more even the only, choice for bow making of a high standard.