Osage deflex reflex 46/28 (No. 44) – Stonehill Primitive Bows

Osage deflex reflex 46/28 (No. 44)

This osage bow went out as a 70. birthday present for a friend.
The osage was out of my dark fat stuff with orange stripes – my favorite kind of osage! It is a very beautiful piece of wood, a bit bumpy, a bit snakey and a hole makes a nice charakter. I had to straighten it up and boiled in a touch of deflex and little recurves. She is 60“ ntn and asymmetrical. Tips are buff, the upper with an additional stringer groove. Strike plate is bone. The leather for the handle is inlaid, same surface as the wood.
The bow is braced at 6“, higher than normally – but she shoots best here.
I got an interesting draw/weight graph while measuring the bows weight:
10“ (10,4);
12“ (15,6);
14“ (20,6)
16“ (25,2)
18“ (28,7)
20“ (32,0)
22“ (35,6)
24“ (38,6)
26“ (42,0)
28“ (45,6)
The additional steps are:
+ 5,2; + 5,0; + 4,6; + 3,5; + 3,3; + 3,6; + 3,0; + 3,4; + 3,6;

This makes a very smooth draw


The additional growth ring on the back allows the inlayed leather even on the back

And the new owner in action

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