Herbert Wanka

Herbert Wanka is the master bow maker who established his own company in Baiersdorf, Germany in 1971. He began making bows in 1952 and worked as an apprentice to the renowned craftsman, Emanuel Schuster, in Bubenreuth Germany. After completing his master examinations in 1968, Herbert formed his own workshop in Bubenreuth before moving the shop to Baiersdorf in 1977. Over the years he has established himself as one of the master bow makers in the world and has shared his craft with many students and young builders over the years.


Interview Date:
April 6, 2011
Job Title:
Herbert Wanka Bogenbau

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