Misc Work – Stonehill Primitive Bows

knife 2016

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My friend Alfred made me a very nice blade for a hunting knife and generously gifted it to me (thanks again!). I made the handle out of cotinus and bronze. Cotinus is a  bush or little tree and has a beautiful greenish heartwood. It is the only leaf carrying species I know which has aRead more

Hatchet with osage handle

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Hatchet with osage handle I got a nice handforged hatchet blade gifted by a friend. I made a handle and a protection sheath for it. Handle is oasge, shield is hardened leather. Handle is for a right handed, on one side a finger groove, on the other a hump to prevent slipping foreward. End ofRead more

bow quiver

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 I was always searching for solutions for selfmade bow quivers, here you see 4 different ones.  The first one is for broadheads, the second and the fourth for target field points, and the third for tradepoints. All four are 2-piece quivers, all three are using the same lower piece – the difference is the upperRead more

west coast arrows

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steel tradepoints, sinew wrappings at nock and point, cresting with earth pigments, goose feathers, rabbit fur, shaft is privetRead more

Flu Flu Arrow

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Fletching is two full length turkey feathers (dyed dark blue and black) inbetween are two strips of white rabbit fur. All is glued on and secured with wrappings at end and beginning. Shaft is bamboo, click on nock with horn insert.Read more

Boo arrows with 2 feather fletching

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Shaft is boo with incised decoration. The point is slate stone, can easily split in a matching size (thickness), shape is made by knapping, sharpened by grinding;  feathers are grey goose.  Read more