Osage plains bow 54#/25″ (Nr. 3)
This is a osage plains bow with sinew backing and snake skin, it’s a mild 5 curve. The set is made as a gift for my friend Karl.
It is several times heat corrected (twist and deflex and string alignment); tips are steamed slightly back; backset by dry heat; sinewed in two layers.
The set comes with 4 arrows, 3 arrows are dogwood shafts fletched with black headed gull, 1 is a privet shaft with guineafowl feathers.
All 4 shafts are tapered and grooved, groove filled with earth pigments plus hide glue, nocks are heavily tempered and reinforced with sinew wrapping as also the trade points.
mass: 320 g (total)
w/d: 31/17 mm grip
24/13 mm midlimb
19/ 11 tips
sinew is roe and deer