OSAGE take down hunting bow (N0. 78)

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Deflexed at handle and long slender hooks with self nocks. The cutting through the back is possible with an additional ring here. I have no access to snake skins or other fancy stuff but I have fish skins brought from a friend from a fishing trip in Denmark. The fish is atlantic cod, it wasRead more

osage take down hunting bow for Christian S. (Nr. 75)

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This is the finished bow from the buildalong here   This bow is thought to be a hunting bow, and in a take down version. My thoughts about a bushbow are: not too long, dull finish with natural colors or camo, low stress design to allow leaving the bow braced the hunting session long –Read 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

sinew backed osage 105#/28″ (No. 32)

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This was a never ending story, lasting over two years. It started as an experimental project to see what is possible with osage/sinew and what is the right ratio. I did several sinew layers on that, in between the bow was shot and tillered and retillered and so on. But now I call it finished!Read more

osage bush bow 55#/28″ (No. 31)

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This stave had a natural grown ‚knee‘ nearly in the middle with lots of curly grain (3 knots) in that area, therefore I decided to go for a stiff handle asymmetrical r/d bow with very short fades. The lower limb came out of the knee in a tangential way – I heated in the sameRead 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 hunting bow, HLD, 85#/26″ (No. 8)

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Here is an osage hunting bow with static recurves and hollow limb design.The stave was a nice coloured piece with some areas of several pin knots, but still holding up so far without problems. Recurves are steam bent, selfnocks no overlay, handle buckskin leather, bends slightly in the handle. Simple stick. cross section is likeRead more