Osage deflex/reflex 61# 32”(No. 100)

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This bow was in the fuming pipe for about a week and the result was a very nice multi colored appearance. The early wood rings took much more of the fuming. At a specific light angle there is a wonderful 3d effect in the wood, looks like black / brown strokes are laying in aRead 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 static, 55#/28″ (No. 47)

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This bow is asymmetrical with a positive tiller of about 7 mm. Limbs are dead flat on belly, on the back a shallow crown. The fades are 6” long (widest part of limb – to handle). String groove filed into the levers. It was a nice clean stave, only two pin knots with no problems.Read more

Osage deflex reflex 46/28 (No. 44)

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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 toRead more

Osage working recurve, 48#/28″ (No. 43)

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The wood is very nice, dark osage. It is reflexed about 4½“, the recurves are working. Tip overlays are antler of roe, I found two matching opposing pieces. Two cluster knots areas were wrapped as a precaution. Arrowpass is bone. The bow is asymetrical and 60½“ long.  Read more

bow/quiver/arrow set for my wife 40#/28″ (No. 27)

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Bow: osage static recurve. Limbs have a lenticular cross section, widest part of the limbs are exactly midlimb. No heat treating, but some heat corrections. Levers are 45° reinforced with inserted horn wedge, recurve kink reinforced with horn underlay (steamed), overlay also water buffalo horn, string bridge is leather reinforced with thin super glue. VeryRead more

elm longbow, 120#/28″ (No. 20)

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The third bow in this row is really heavily heat treated, it has nearly the same dimensions as bow No. 2 – but came out with such a heavy drawweight I didn’t expect. See my stuggle and my grimace in the fd pic, this is somehow in the 90#. The bow is the bare stick,Read more