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 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

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

Osage plains bow 54#/25″ (Nr. 3)

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This is a osage plains bow with sinew backing and snake skin, it’s a mild 5 curve. The set is made as a gift for my friend Karl. It is several times heat corrected (twist and deflex and string alignment); tips are steamed slightly back; backset by dry heat; sinewed in two layers. The setRead more