elderberry longbow, 52#/28″, (No. 24) – Stonehill Primitive Bows

elderberry longbow, 52#/28″, (No. 24)

made from an extraordinary stave with a s-shape in front profile naturally grown.
The s- shape fits perfect as handle, arrow pass is in the upper  curve and nearly centered.
The upper limb was a sabre, is heat corrected.
Nice brown cloud in handle area comes from a rotten zone nearby.
Cross section is a flattish D.
Tips are buffalo, arrow pass is stone powder + glue inlay.
String is 6 strands of 452x
64½“ ntn

 

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