Traditional Archery Discussions on the Leatherwall


Old style kwikee quiver

Messages posted to thread:
RAU 10-Jan-18
Longcruise 10-Jan-18
SB 10-Jan-18
RC 10-Jan-18
EF Hutton 11-Jan-18
Dan In MI 11-Jan-18
Kodiaktd 11-Jan-18
Kodiaktd 11-Jan-18
TrapperKayak 11-Jan-18
George D. Stout 11-Jan-18
Kodiaktd 11-Jan-18
Tal McNeill 11-Jan-18
Kodiaktd 11-Jan-18
HillbillyKing 11-Jan-18
TrapperKayak 11-Jan-18
Zepnut 11-Jan-18
swampangel57 11-Jan-18
Dan In MI 11-Jan-18
SB 11-Jan-18
fdp 11-Jan-18
K Cummings 12-Jan-18
Tweed 12-Jan-18
Uncle Lijiah 12-Jan-18
From: RAU
Date: 10-Jan-18




Anyone know the story behind these? There not stil being manufactured like this right? What did someone find a stash in a wharehouse or something? How old is this design? I've seen them on old recurves that must have been from late 60s or 70s. I also remember seeing them on back shelves of old sporting goods store in town as a kid in the 80s with yellow packing and covered in dust that must have been 20years old then. I don't remember seeing that funny looking hood though just the clamps. Im thinking about picking one up for use on a selfbow

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0000AVCUH/ref=mp _s_a_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1515637425&sr=8- 6&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=kwikee+kwi ver&dpPl=1&dpID=41YzTcl545L&ref=plSrch

From: Longcruise
Date: 10-Jan-18




I have a couple sets of those without the hoods. One of my 40+ yr old kids has a scar on her forearm from leaping over the back seat onto the wife's bow with broadheads in one of those!

I shaped foam for a "hood" that was just squeezed over the broadheads. They definitely need a hood.

From: SB
Date: 10-Jan-18




Yes,they still make them! The hood clips on the fourth arrow,and comes with them now I believe. When I was a kid I had one similar but it was green. I made a hood for mine. Too scary otherwise!

From: RC
Date: 10-Jan-18




They are junk...

Buy a good bow quiver.

From: EF Hutton
Date: 11-Jan-18




Yep. Still made. I had one in 1982.

Angilena Jolie's dad ( what was his name ) In Deliverance, had one when he went after the cracker up on the mountain top.

From: Dan In MI
Date: 11-Jan-18




I have both the earliest slip on version and the clamp on version. They came without the hood. Then it became an option, now it is standard.

Not the most stable or safe, but it was what we had at the time.

From: Kodiaktd
Date: 11-Jan-18




From their web-site:

Since 1956, Kwikee Kwiver has been innovating new archery solutions. From its prototype, Deluxe Kwiver, built of plywood and cork, dyed and dried in the founders front yard. Kwikee has built a huge following and received many awards including the “ Readers Choice” award by Bowhunting World as well as being inducted to the Field and Stream’s “Gear Hall of Fame.”

After incorporating in 1957, Kwikee solidified their customer base with Fred Bear Archery, when they became one of the first clients to adopt the Deluxe Kwiver and Kwikee’s string silencers. The first plastic composite Kwiver, developed in 1976, started the expansion into the growing compound bow market. Since that time, Kwikee’s product line has matured into the finest arrow retention systems on the market.

Kwikee Kwiver has solutions for both traditional, modern archery and crossbows; including a huge variety of camouflage patterns and textures. Whether you’re at the 3-D range or in your bow stand, Kwikee Kwiver has the dynamic solutions to keep your arrows close.

From: Kodiaktd
Date: 11-Jan-18




RAU, I'd say they are still being made since they are on the Kwikee Kwiver web-site being sold for $17.49

From: TrapperKayak
Date: 11-Jan-18




Hated that thing, kept getting loose and it had no hood. Its a wonder I didn't stab myself in the thigh.

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Jan-18




Rau, they are made yet. They are cheap but they are not junk. Like other things, you need some common sense to use them, mostly making sure you are using the hood which clips onto another arrow. They were used by a lot of archers in the past, and a few dumb ones cut themselves or their buddies by not using common sense...which is something that can't be legislated.

Anyway, most of us used them and survived...and even prospered. Yes, most of us moved on to more sturdy setups when they became available as well. The fact that they art still made attests to their utility. Junk doesn't survive for sixty years on the market.

From: Kodiaktd
Date: 11-Jan-18

Kodiaktd's embedded Photo



Back in 1969 my Dad bought me a Bear bow set like this one. I still have the bow but the rest is long gone. The quiver that came with the set was just styrofoam and slide over the limbs. It didn't have a hood and you couldn't remove it from the bow with out removing the arrows. So when I got kwikee kwiver with the clip on hood it was an approvement.

From: Tal McNeill
Date: 11-Jan-18




Ah, yes, I recall wandering through the woods as a kid with a quiver full of razor sharp, exposed broadheads, praying I didn't trip. I still have one but wouldn't dare use it. Some things are best left to the realm of nostalgia.

From: Kodiaktd
Date: 11-Jan-18




Sorry it was foam rubber not styrofoam. Had a senior moment.

From: HillbillyKing Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Jan-18




I have one somewhere here still in box

From: TrapperKayak
Date: 11-Jan-18




Kodiaktd, that cat target looks real familiar, I think I had that once when I was a kid or teen.

From: Zepnut Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Jan-18




Some people still use them for bowfishing.

From: swampangel57
Date: 11-Jan-18




I have 2 sets of the slide on foam and 2 sets of the other with the wire ---- I like and use mine for 3D - they are light and dont add weight to your bow -- for hunting just pay attention on what you are doing -- I have used them for years with no issues --

From: Dan In MI
Date: 11-Jan-18

Dan In MI's embedded Photo



Pick your poison. Slip on cork, slip on rubber, or clamp on.

From: SB
Date: 11-Jan-18




I might just put one of those on my '56 Kodiak! Can't find a period correct one for a lefty!

From: fdp
Date: 11-Jan-18




They are actually a very functional (though not "cool") quiver.

Cover the hood in leather and it complately changes the appearance.

Probably the lightest quiver you can get.

From: K Cummings
Date: 12-Jan-18

K Cummings's embedded Photo



Funny I should see this thread as I came across this picture just this morning.

This would have been about 1974 or 1975. The bow was a double shelf solid glass Bear Brown Bear. Came with the foam rubber slip on quiver and a half dozen cedar arrows three with Razorheads, three with field tips.

Spent a lot of time walking the woods with that rig an never managed to stab myself.

Good memories...

KPC

From: Tweed
Date: 12-Jan-18




Lol I just bought that quiver from 3Rivers.

You get what you pay for....so I can't complain. It's chincy as all get out.

From: Uncle Lijiah
Date: 12-Jan-18




I tried that one & later I tried the Qwiffer by Whiffen. Then I gave in and drilled sight/quiver mounting holes so I could use the Kwikee compound quiver. I used it until switched from recurves over to longbows.





If you have already registered, please

sign in now

For new registrations

Click Here




Visit Bowsite.com A Traditional Archery Community Become a Sponsor
Stickbow.com © 2003. By using this site you agree to our Terms and Conditions and our Privacy Policy