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I have found a source for
very nice, tight grained hickory bows. They are hand made by a
member of the Porch Creek Indian Tribe in North Alabama. These are very typical of
Eastern Woodland Indian bows. They are rough sanded and ready to finish. I
generally use a light stain and finish with a spray-on
indoor/outdoor lacquer to preserve the wood. The strings are made from artificial sinew.
(A waxed nylon material originally developed by the Navy to wrap the
ends of the heavy ropes to keep them from unraveling.)
They measure 72" in length and come in several draw weights. Nice smooth
and quiet action.
that due to the length of the box for these, the shipping cost is a
bit higher than a smaller box of the same weight.
Draw weights currently in stock:
Quantity on hand
Draw weights are all measured at 28". If you have a 32" pull,
the draw weight will increase by about 5 pounds.
The draw weight may vary 1-2 lbs due to
the hand made
nature of these bows.
Always unstring wood bows or the wood will
take a set and lose
some of its power.
These are just like the adult ones but only 48"
Pull weights will vary slightly but average
about 15-20 lb. Measured at 22".
These measure about 24" long and
have a safe soft rubber tip.