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 sinewed plains, Cheyenne style 54#/26“ (No. 58)

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This is no replica bow. It is a plains style 50“ long for a 26“ draw. The tips are flipped backwards, of course a bendy handle. Complete belly is painted with earth pigments (orange, red, bright ocre, dark blue). The backing is sinew in two layers, conventional done in two layers. The first at 2014Read more

Osage snakey static, 48#/28″ (No. 57)

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This bow came from a narrow osage stave with every sort of imperfection, see the making of here! Tiller looks perhaps a bit ugly, I had to leave some spots more or less stiff (knotholes). The levers got a filed in string groove and a natural overlay (additional ring) for string nock on the back.Read more

Osage snakey static out of an imperfect stave (No. 57)

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A stave with every sort of imperfections in the beginning …. – twisted 90° – pronounced dogleg 30° – abrupt reflex on the other limb 20° – side kinks – holes – a kinda waist (from a big branch) at the bending part of one limb that thing is 71“ long. My first thought wasRead more

Osage static, 44#/30” for Karlheinz (No. 55)

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This was a very narrow and thin stave from a wonderful colored dark osage. What you see is a fresh worked osage, it looks like already years old. The stave was clean free of knots, but heavily twisted and has a curve in the outer upper limb. Curios are the extreme thin early wood partsRead more

Boo Backed Osage, 66#/28″ (No. 48)

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For some time this bow No. 11 was one of my favs. Unfortunately I hit a rock with the back of the upper limb while falling with the full equipment. A big dent was in the limb, after a while further shooting a rack begun to develop. I made her a sinew patch and aRead 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

Elm static 45#/28″ (No. 41)

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This bow came from a very nice and clean elm stave. Only some side corrections were necessary, done with the heatgun. Tips are horn overlays from water buff. The bow is 62”ntn.  Read more

Osage recurve for Konny, 40#/28″ (No. 36)

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I found a nice piece of flickered Osage in my pile, kinda natural camo. The stave needed a lot of corrections , twist and sideways. The recurves are steam bent. A nice pair of cow horn overlays were put on. They have a 3 d effect, nearly transparent, a bit like mother of pearl. NeverRead more

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