Osage 5curve take down 60#/28” (No. 101)

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This is a very hard shooting bow for it’s drawweight, probably because of it’s light (mass) limbs. The limbs come out of the fades with a belly ridge so they have a 5 edge cross section, in the last 4” before tips they change into a triangular shape. The td sleeves are home made. HandleRead more

Osage snaky flattie with huge reflex 62#/28” (No.94)

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It was a hard struggle to tiller this bow, lot of reflex and a good load of curves. The reflex is not spread along the limbs, but comes from kinks in the fades and the limbs are more or less straight. The kinks in lower and upper limb hadn’t the same amount, so one wasRead 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 asymmetric d-bow, crocodile handle, (Nr.10)

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Here is part 2, the asymmetric croc handled bow. It is also osage, made from a single piece, set back handle, flat belly, sinew backed, snake skin (don’t know the exact species, some watersnake …) very thin tips, sinew wrapped to hold down the backing. The arrowposition is the exact geometric middle of the bow,Read more