I love being outdoors. Always have.

I grew up hiking, hunting and fishing in South-Eastern Australia and have shot traditional bows and rifles since an early age. More than 30 years ago, I got my very first bow: a second-hand Black Widow. I can’t remember the model, but remember shooting a hell of a lot small game with it. Since then I’ve owned and shot everything from Bears, Hoyts and PSEs to even homemade bows – nearly 100% traditional archery. I have always wanted to have something practical and stylish to put them in when I’m travelling and have always designed and made my own gear for my own personal use. And, so began Little Ax.

The R1 Recurve Bow Case was my first commercial product, followed soon after by the R1C Take Down Bow Case and the R2 Trad Bow Case for strung bows. A 90-litre long range backpack, a slick duffle bag and some other amazing products are in the works, to be released very soon.

The simplicity of traditional archery has taught me so much, not only about hunting, but also life, and I have always wanted to return something to the field. Designing products to help archers, hikers and hunters get the most out of the outdoors seemed like a good place to start.

My philosophy is simple enough: do something and do it to the absolute best of of my ability and care. So, I design and rigorously test all Little Ax products, participate in their manufacture and do the quality control myself. If you buy something from Little Ax, you can probably bet I’ve packed it myself. I am proud of what I make and, most importantly, use what I make.

I hope you like and enjoy Little Ax products as much as I do.

All the best!

Anthony Santoro


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