Osage fumed gnarly stick 44#/23“(No. 231)

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This bow came from a saved splinter with almost the dimensions it has now. So it looks a bit weird as it is in some sections narrower than it should be, the good thing is I had enough wood to react on the bellyside. All I had to scrape off was a handful flakes. IRead more

Osage flipped plains “Beaver” 30#/24” (No. 124)

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The flipped tips are steamed in, side corrections and untwist is done with the heatgun. The stave was just a sliver from a regular stave. Back is painted with thin paint of earth pigments, then particularly sanded to achieve a used look. Upper nock is a side nock (beaver mouth), lower nock is diamond shaped.Read more

Osage plains bow with fishskin handle (No. 104)

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dw/dl: 41#/22” ntn: 44” bh: 4¼” reflexn: 1½” mass: 244 gram max. width: 1⅛” 06”: 04,8 08”: 09,2 (+4,4) 10”: 13,2 (+4,0) 12”: 17,2 (+4,0) 14”: 21,4 (+4,2) 16”: 25,8 (+4,4) 18”: 30,5 (+4,7) 20”: 35,6 (+5,1) 22”: 41,0 (+5,4) This bow is heat corrected for string alignment and untwisting (particularly). It got an additionalRead 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 plains bow 52#/24″ (No. 56)

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Here is an interesting little bow, at least for me – haha. This bow is made with akinda prefab sinew backing, will say the backing is applied in one single piece. The backing of that bow was first on bow (No. 13), see here. Here the sinew was applied conventional. It was thrown off withRead more

Cornus mas shorty, 51#/24″ (No. 45)

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I’ve got some cornus mas staves and try to find the best design for that heavy dense wood. Here is a try at a plains style, short  (48“ ntn) and flat with a little flipped tips. It came out as a very snappy little bow, the full draw pic is not the limit, I shootRead more

osage plains bows for two ladies (part ii) (No. 39)

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Ok, here is the second part. This bow was requested by a Lady who is active indian hobbyist. She gave me the linen clothes for the handle (to match her self made quiver) and the horse hairs. The bow is unbacked as requested. Tips are flipped, handle setback. 50” ntn 25” draw 31# weight GotRead more

Osage plains bows for two ladies (PART I) (No. 38)

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This little bow comes from a belly split from a regular stave. It has lot of character, wavy and snaky and three holes from dead branches. I filled the holes with wild boar hair, on the belly side cut even with carefully worked out (concave) knot areas. The dark spots are the hairs cut even.Read more

osage lightning 62#/24″, (No. 13)

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Well, this is a bow I begun 3 years ago. Its old Osage and the heaviest and darkest I ever had, it was very oily but had a lot of drying cracks (vertical). The bow was several times piked and new tillered, because I was not satisfied with the result. So it became shorter andRead 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

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