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This is a hickory backed bamboo and maple tri-lam style primitive bow. The primitive bow class is all wood bows with no fiberglass. However multiple laminations of different wood can be used to increase stability and longevity. Hickory is a premium bow wood. A thin slice on the back (faces out) is glued to a piece of carbonized bamboo and finaly the belly wood is maple. The bamboo ads speed and affects the smoothness of the draw. Maple is just a lovely dense wood that works well for bow making.

The tips are overlaid with deer antler, walnut and turquoise. The riser section is reclaimed walnut which had a small crack. I stabilized the crack and filled it with crushed turquoise. There is also a bit of turquoise in one of the tip overlays filling a tiny gap along the edge where the anlers natural shape was a bit short. There is also a bit of antler extending the arrow shelf. The handle is wrapped in brown suede. Riser has a pistol grip shape which is influenced by the Howard Hill traditional style bows.

This bow is 70" from tip to tip, pulls about 46# at 28". The bow is largely shot in and at it's final weight. It is new and may drop a pound or tow more but thee string can be tightened by twisting. I had planned to hunt with this bow but have not yet. It is brand new.

The string is blue and black Dacron B-50.

Tri lam primitive class bow, Hickory, bamboo and maple with walnut and turquoise.


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: Bamboo, hickory, maple, antler, turquoise
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