elm longbow, 84#/28″ (No. 18)
The first one is heavy heat treated and came out with 84#/28″. She had 74# before heat treating – gained 10# or 14%. A dogleg and a twist were heat corrected. In the stave were two large and deep holes nearby (rotten powdery stuff). I situated them in the handle area, which made it necessary to leave the handle stiff. I worked out all the rotten wood and filled the holes with an alloy (don’t know the exact metals). It came out very nice IMO, so I decided to do the arrowpass/mark in the same manner – hollowed out the shape of a broadhead.
The rawhide backing is dyed with 4 different colours to get the used look.
The arrows are hickory sticks with heavy points, total 900grains, turkey fletching, linnen wrap.
640 grams bow and 70 grams metal
28/37 mm at Handle
34/26 mm fade
27/20 mm midlimb
11/16 mm tip