Osage mini ELB (No. 92) – Stonehill Primitive Bows

Osage mini ELB (No. 92)

It doesn’t need much wood to make a serious bow from osage. This bow comes from a splinter, a left over from a thicker stave. It was only 1” wide and 5/8” thick at maximum, but super clean and needed only a bit of dry heat corrections for string alignment.

This bow is made for comparison with bow 91 (wide limb osage). Nearly same length, same draw weight, but much less mass because of a totally different design.

This bow has a more or less ELB style cross section with crowned belly.

Handle is hemp, dyed with charcoal.

Tips are thin strips of buffalo horn.

bendy handle

asymmetrical

reflex 2”

w/d handle: 25/17mm

w/d midlimb: 26/14 mm

w/d at kerf: 6/10 mm

mass 390 gram

ntn 56½”

57#/28”

06”: 2,6

08”: 9,4 (+ 6,8)

10”: 15,1 (+ 5,7)

12”: 19,8 (+ 4,7)

14”: 24,1 (+ 4,3)

16”: 28,3 (+ 4,2)

18”: 32,8 (+ 4,5)

20”: 37,4 (+ 4,6)

22”: 42,0 (+ 4,6)

24”: 46,6 (+ 4,6)

26”: 51,3 (+ 4,7)

28”: 56,8 (+ 5,4)

 

Comments

Rex

I’d love to know what the arrow speed difference would be between bow 91 and this one. The heavier bow should cast a slower arrow?

    Simon Siess

    No, this are two different designs with different cast.
    You would be right if the design would be the same!
    I will chrono them if I can rent a chrony from friends

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