Elder sapling 20#/26” (No. 121)

A little boy came to me asking for making a bow out of his “spear”. It was an elder sapling just one inch in diameter at the thicker end. I split in halves and on the belly you can see pith channel. I didn’t hollow out anything – it is the natural furrow.

The bow got wedge shoulders from rawhide strips wrapped with hemp as nocks.

Holds nicely the shape.

ntn: 51”

bh: 4½”

mass: 170 grams

symmetrical

bendy handle

species: sambucus nigra

08”: 03,8

10”: 05,6 (+ 1,8)

12”: 07,1 (+ 1,5)

14”: 08,7 (+ 1,6)

16”: 10,3 (+ 1,6)

18”: 11,9 (+ 1,6)

20”: 13,6 (+ 1,7)

22”: 15,5 (+ 1,9)

24”: 17,5 (+ 2,0)

26”: 19,5 (+ 2,0)

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