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Thursday, 6 January 2011

grimbos sinew backed yew bow.

4 comments:

Murphyfish said...

Firstly happy New Year to you Grimbo. Enjoyed the bow demonstration, very impressive - one question, what did you make the arrow shafts from and how do you attach to flint and feathers? (OK may be two questions there.
All the best,
John

grimbo said...

hi john..i use hazel saplings for the shafts,i find these work best,they are usually fairly straight,i just plane them down..i attach the feathers in many ways..ive used twine,fishing line,artifical sinew,real sinew(which is my favourite method,the flint head is fitted in by slot method onto the shaft,glued in,then bound..hope this helps..

Bob Mc said...

Primitive but effective, much like the bows native Americans actually used. There is a small museum in town that displays some of the bows and arrows made and used by the local tribes. Crude workmanship compared to modern bows and arrows, but they fed the people who used them. Contrary to Hollywood movies, the American Indian was not a long range archer. They were stalkers with the ability to get up close and personal with their quarry.

LYNX said...

Love this!! I must say you are very good with a bow and arrow....Good work...

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