Black Locust with snake leather handle (No. 76) – Stonehill Primitive Bows

Black Locust with snake leather handle (No. 76)

this bow comes from nice clean stave, which was gentle heat treated and heat corrected. The lower limb has much more reflex than the upper, it was natural grown. This causes a lot of positve tiller.

The flips are also made with heat.

Backing is red and black dyed rawhide; handle overlay is bloodwood; arrow pass is artificial stone (earth pigments with epoxi).

Handle is covered with two portions of snake leather (snake was too thin) – you can see the cut on both sides, belly scales are on the belly and on the back of the bow. I got the leather in this unusual manner, the skin was cut at the back to keep the big belly scales intact!

Specs:

62” ntn

52#/ 27”

40mm max width

455 grams mass

 

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