Osage static for Roland (No. 85)

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Another fumed static (one week), full of character, laid out as a 5 curve. One limb had this form natural, the other limb got induced curves. Ridges beginning at the handle are tapering out past the fades. The levers got very deep string grooves with sharp ridges. Addy rings on handle and tips allows cuttingRead more

Osage vintage hunter, 66#/28″ (No. 62)

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After ring chasing I put the stave in the fuming pipe for one day and got a nice caramel color. The further working brought the yeller color on sides and belly. This way the finished bow turned out in a two tone appearance. A pleasure in my eyes and I will do that again forRead more

Osage hunting bow 80#/28″, (No. 12)

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The stave was very clean, only two little knots with no problems. Recurves are steam bent, selfnocks no overlay, handle porc leather. Cross section is rectangular and runs into triangular levers.  I personally like the willow leaf front profile (very long fades) and the eagle wing shape of the unbraced side profile. This bow isRead more

Osage plains bow 62#/24″ (Nr. 4)

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This bow is several times heat corrected and untwisted, tips are slightly steamed back, backset by dry heat. Three layers of sinew covered with diamond back snake skin. Horse hair tassel on the upper nock. Handle is brown buckskin, hemp binding, underlay leather is red dyed moose. Arrow point is the glass of an oliveRead more