elm flat 65#/28″ (No. 16)

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66,5″ ntn mass: 503grams stiff handle 4″ fade 7″ each width/depth at handle: 22/45 mm at fadeout: 41/17 mm   (7″ from handle) at midlimb: 38/15 mm at tip: 12/15 mm gentle heat treated, took about 1,5 “ set, swamp oak overlays, three colour dyed back, string 6 strands 452 X strengthened at the earsRead 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 static recurve from junk 63#/29″, (No. 11)

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This piece of osage was laying around in my shop for years. It was a leftover from a regular stave, very thin in the middle (handle) and lot of deep cracks. there are also several groups of pin knots to manage. Some time ago I decided to give it a try. Steamed the recurves in,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 symmetric d-bow, crocodile handle, (No. 9)

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Here comes the part 1: symmetry This bow is made out of billets (sisters) and has its geometric middle in the handle’s middle. I began this bow some time ago and finished her this weekend. Overlays are waterbuffalo, cross section is like an elb. 69″ ntn 67#/29″Read more

big elm flatbow 74#/28″ (No. 6)

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elm sapling bow, stave was about 5″ in diameter. It was harvested in late spring, so the back shows after debarking the early grain / fibres as a wonderful landscape like a field with a lot of humps and dumps. Yes, I know the early wood is not the best as back, but i couldRead more

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