Traditional Archery Discussions on the Leatherwall


most beautiful bows

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Birdy 08-Jun-18
Buzz 08-Jun-18
dutchy 08-Jun-18
dutchy 08-Jun-18
dutchy 08-Jun-18
PECO 08-Jun-18
PECO 08-Jun-18
Kunzie 08-Jun-18
Nemophilist 08-Jun-18
ibehiking 08-Jun-18
Wohlf 08-Jun-18
Blackstick 08-Jun-18
Longtrad 08-Jun-18
Timbukto 08-Jun-18
rattlesnake 08-Jun-18
Brad Lehmann 08-Jun-18
Gray Goose Shaft 08-Jun-18
Gray Goose Shaft 08-Jun-18
Billy Shipp 08-Jun-18
Gray Goose Shaft 08-Jun-18
Brad Lehmann 08-Jun-18
Dao 08-Jun-18
David McLendon 08-Jun-18
David McLendon 08-Jun-18
Wolflord 08-Jun-18
Wolflord 08-Jun-18
Dry Bones 08-Jun-18
Dry Bones 08-Jun-18
PECO 08-Jun-18
PECO 08-Jun-18
Birdy 08-Jun-18
Birdy 08-Jun-18
Romanator 08-Jun-18
KY..Rob 08-Jun-18
KY..Rob 08-Jun-18
KY..Rob 08-Jun-18
ibehiking 08-Jun-18
rallison 08-Jun-18
rallison 08-Jun-18
rallison 08-Jun-18
protaxidermist 08-Jun-18
mangonboat 08-Jun-18
Gray Goose Shaft 08-Jun-18
Pdiddly 08-Jun-18
Pdiddly 08-Jun-18
Gray Goose Shaft 08-Jun-18
Gray Goose Shaft 08-Jun-18
1/4 away 08-Jun-18
1/4 away 08-Jun-18
Stickbow Felty 08-Jun-18
Burly 08-Jun-18
Brad Lehmann 08-Jun-18
Barber 08-Jun-18
Bloody Delta 08-Jun-18
Barber 08-Jun-18
Bloody Delta 08-Jun-18
Bloody Delta 08-Jun-18
Bloody Delta 08-Jun-18
Gator1 08-Jun-18
Gator1 08-Jun-18
L3 08-Jun-18
L3 08-Jun-18
Keefers 09-Jun-18
Keefers 09-Jun-18
arrowflight 09-Jun-18
westrayer 09-Jun-18
crookedstix 09-Jun-18
cacciatore 09-Jun-18
Will tell 09-Jun-18
Will tell 09-Jun-18
Will tell 09-Jun-18
Pdiddly 09-Jun-18
Longbow49 09-Jun-18
Kevin Dill 09-Jun-18
Kwikdraw 09-Jun-18
Pdiddly 09-Jun-18
nocking point 09-Jun-18
THarris 09-Jun-18
Keefers 09-Jun-18
ca 09-Jun-18
beemann 09-Jun-18
Keefers 10-Jun-18
Selden Slider 10-Jun-18
Selden Slider 10-Jun-18
Selden Slider 10-Jun-18
Kurt in Memphis 10-Jun-18
Kurt in Memphis 10-Jun-18
Yellow Dog 10-Jun-18
Kurt in Memphis 10-Jun-18
Yellow Dog 10-Jun-18
longbowbud 10-Jun-18
longbowbud 10-Jun-18
beemann 10-Jun-18
Nemophilist 10-Jun-18
Nemophilist 10-Jun-18
TBinMN 10-Jun-18
CBergeman 10-Jun-18
beemann 10-Jun-18
T4halo 11-Jun-18
Renewed Archer 18-Jun-18
KDdog 18-Jun-18
Renewed Archer 19-Jun-18
Renewed Archer 19-Jun-18
KDdog 19-Jun-18
RonG 19-Jun-18
Bassman 19-Jun-18
gary5590 19-Jun-18
Michigan Hunter 19-Jun-18
Michigan Hunter 19-Jun-18
Michigan Hunter 19-Jun-18
Michigan Hunter 19-Jun-18
foxbo 19-Jun-18
tonto59 19-Jun-18
tonto59 19-Jun-18
Longtrad 19-Jun-18
Longtrad 19-Jun-18
Longtrad 19-Jun-18
carter 20-Jun-18
Pdiddly 20-Jun-18
Pdiddly 20-Jun-18
South Farm 20-Jun-18
Paul 20-Jun-18
Mountain Man 20-Jun-18
Babbling Bob 20-Jun-18
Babbling Bob 20-Jun-18
Curlis 20-Jun-18
Gray Goose Shaft 20-Jun-18
Pdiddly 21-Jun-18
Pdiddly 21-Jun-18
Pdiddly 21-Jun-18
Longbow49 23-Jun-18
sbos 23-Jun-18
sbos 23-Jun-18
sbos 23-Jun-18
brianbfree 23-Jun-18
Babbling Bob 23-Jun-18
brianbfree 23-Jun-18
sbos 23-Jun-18
Zepnut 23-Jun-18
From: Birdy
Date: 08-Jun-18




I would like to see everyone's most beautiful bow. Post away fellers

From: Buzz
Date: 08-Jun-18

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Howatt Diablo

From: dutchy
Date: 08-Jun-18




Ben Pearson

From: dutchy
Date: 08-Jun-18




From: dutchy
Date: 08-Jun-18




hmm im not able to post pictures,probaly doing something wrong

From: PECO
Date: 08-Jun-18

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From: PECO
Date: 08-Jun-18




That's the prettiest, from Dale Arner. My Super Necedah is a close second.

From: Kunzie
Date: 08-Jun-18

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Here is one that I made. :-)

From: Nemophilist
Date: 08-Jun-18

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My most beautiful is my 1972 Bear Super Kodiak.

From: ibehiking
Date: 08-Jun-18

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Eddie Francisco Rapture longbow

From: Wohlf
Date: 08-Jun-18

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Starting my beauty

From: Blackstick Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 08-Jun-18

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Rose Oak Ultra Delight by Brandon Stahl

From: Longtrad
Date: 08-Jun-18




Wow those are some amazing bows guys! Keep em coming!

From: Timbukto
Date: 08-Jun-18

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Vine maple self bow by the late Bob Mckimpson

From: rattlesnake
Date: 08-Jun-18

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Can't decide..?

From: Brad Lehmann
Date: 08-Jun-18

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My Blacktail T2 Sitka with a Whippenstick close behind. Both are great shooting bows.

From: Gray Goose Shaft
Date: 08-Jun-18

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Ibehiking, nice. He knows how to layout a riser.

Brad, that Blacktail Sitka is exciting.

Here is my Javaman's Helmsdeep with tulipwood.

From: Gray Goose Shaft
Date: 08-Jun-18

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Here is a Humingbird Kingfisher with Cocobolo that I saw for sale. Luckily for me, it was not left handed. It reminds me of a Fox Triple Crown.

From: Billy Shipp
Date: 08-Jun-18

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A Ben Graham creation....Hummingbird Kingfisher Elite

From: Gray Goose Shaft
Date: 08-Jun-18

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Last one. cleenrelese's Tiger maple, Macassar Ebony, and Purpleheart.

From: Brad Lehmann
Date: 08-Jun-18

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1963 Bear Kodiak Special "my way"

From: Dao
Date: 08-Jun-18




yep I see lots of beauties! love this kinda thread!

From: David McLendon
Date: 08-Jun-18

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Some of the early to mid 60's Howatt Hi-Speeds were made with extraordinary wood, also some of the earlier Hunters.

From: David McLendon
Date: 08-Jun-18

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From: Wolflord
Date: 08-Jun-18

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Whitewolf Wind Warrior

From: Wolflord
Date: 08-Jun-18

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From: Dry Bones
Date: 08-Jun-18

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Shocked no one has posted a Freeman Bow yet. Guess I get to be the first.

From: Dry Bones
Date: 08-Jun-18

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How about another Hummingbird.

-Bones

From: PECO
Date: 08-Jun-18

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Here is my Super Necedah, vintage beauty!

From: PECO
Date: 08-Jun-18




Some real beauties here I don't remember seeing in other threads. Keep them coming guys!

From: Birdy
Date: 08-Jun-18




Wow drybones. That is the coolest hill bow I have ever seen

From: Birdy
Date: 08-Jun-18




Wow drybones. That is the coolest hill bow I have ever seen

From: Romanator
Date: 08-Jun-18

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Here are 2 of mine. Fred Anderson ”Hyak” and A “Hoot Owl” by Hoots.

From: KY..Rob
Date: 08-Jun-18

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From: KY..Rob
Date: 08-Jun-18

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Big jim, Buffalo

From: KY..Rob
Date: 08-Jun-18

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From: ibehiking
Date: 08-Jun-18




That Super Necedah definitely has that classic, understated good looks!!

From: rallison
Date: 08-Jun-18

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WhippenStick.

From: rallison
Date: 08-Jun-18

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From: rallison
Date: 08-Jun-18

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From: protaxidermist
Date: 08-Jun-18




I love threads like this!!!!!!!!!

From: mangonboat
Date: 08-Jun-18

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I think I am still under an injunction not to post photos of the most beautiful bow, a 1962 Browning Diana, so here is a glimpse of a 1964 Howatt Hunter that,as Elle woods would say, is "not totally unfortunate-looking."

From: Gray Goose Shaft
Date: 08-Jun-18

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Here is a reasonably priced Falco Trophy made for me all of the way from Estonia. It has cocobolo, bamboo, a gloss finish, and a full pistol grip. Long and smooth it is 44# and 66 inches long. I should shoot it more.

From: Pdiddly
Date: 08-Jun-18

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Speaking of turquoise glass Howatt's...this 1961 Howatt Monterey is beauty incarnate!

From: Pdiddly
Date: 08-Jun-18

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Another angle...

From: Gray Goose Shaft
Date: 08-Jun-18

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Tall Tines gray and walnut. I keep this picture in my Future Build file.

From: Gray Goose Shaft
Date: 08-Jun-18

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Here is an Ancient Spirits three piece, a Pronghorn with yew and dyed walnut, and a Black Canyon with purpleheart and I think wenge. I lifted these pictures from the web, I mean no disrespect to the owners or the manufacturers.

From: 1/4 away Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 08-Jun-18

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Rose Oak Ultra D

From: 1/4 away Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 08-Jun-18

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From: Stickbow Felty
Date: 08-Jun-18

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Blacktail

From: Burly
Date: 08-Jun-18




Some beautiful bows guy's.

From: Brad Lehmann
Date: 08-Jun-18

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A rather plain old Howatt Hunter

From: Barber
Date: 08-Jun-18

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Freeman longbow. 66 inch , green glass

From: Bloody Delta
Date: 08-Jun-18

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It’s so hard to pick just one....

From: Barber
Date: 08-Jun-18

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The other side of my freeman

From: Bloody Delta
Date: 08-Jun-18

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This cocabola 1pc is a beauty

From: Bloody Delta
Date: 08-Jun-18

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This is probably the prettiest dymondwood bow in my herd

From: Bloody Delta
Date: 08-Jun-18

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This 1pc Original Schafer is a stunning classic

From: Gator1
Date: 08-Jun-18

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From: Gator1
Date: 08-Jun-18

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2 ACEs.

From: L3 Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 08-Jun-18

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Fedora 560. Circa 1972. Just refinished by Mike.

From: L3 Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 08-Jun-18

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Another Fedora. 560 takedown in red mallie burl and bubinga.

From: Keefers
Date: 09-Jun-18

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Here's some Howatts

From: Keefers
Date: 09-Jun-18

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Thanks to Brandon Stahl!

From: arrowflight
Date: 09-Jun-18

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One of my favourites. Blacktail Legacy.

From: westrayer
Date: 09-Jun-18

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Phenolic Covert Hunter with buffalo horn overlay

From: crookedstix
Date: 09-Jun-18

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Way too hard a choice...I have half a dozen that always look just exactly right to me. But this St. Joe River bow and these cedars sure look nice together.

From: cacciatore Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 09-Jun-18




Beautiful bows guys! Congrats for your taste.

From: Will tell
Date: 09-Jun-18

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Here is one of my favorites, Bamboo Ipe bow made by Ryan O'Sullivan. Serial number 001.

From: Will tell
Date: 09-Jun-18

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A oldie but goodie, Super Diablo

From: Will tell
Date: 09-Jun-18

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Another angle of the Super Diablo

From: Pdiddly
Date: 09-Jun-18




Will...those zebrawood SD's are lookers...nicest bow made in that time period by Howatt.

From: Longbow49 Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 09-Jun-18

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A few I made

From: Kevin Dill Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 09-Jun-18




And trust me on this....Longbow49 builds a gorgeous and phenomenal bow. Love at first bite.

From: Kwikdraw
Date: 09-Jun-18

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Beautiful bows all, and my Bob Thompson Zippers are purty too.

From: Pdiddly
Date: 09-Jun-18

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Here's my SD...1991

From: nocking point Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 09-Jun-18




As shown above,the prettiest bows are the ones lying on something it has killed!

From: THarris
Date: 09-Jun-18




Beautiful bows, but I don't understand why an Acadian Woods bow hasn't been shown yet as well.

Terry Harris

From: Keefers
Date: 09-Jun-18

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As Terry suggested..My RER Arroyo all Bocote Static !

From: ca
Date: 09-Jun-18




Wow Bloody. Great stable of Silvertips.

From: beemann
Date: 09-Jun-18

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This zebrawood Staghorn by Bill Pyle is sweet. Not mine just missed it on the big auction site. Hope someone here got it.

From: Keefers
Date: 10-Jun-18




beeman I saw that on there and I was like "WOW" !

From: Selden Slider
Date: 10-Jun-18

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Black Widow PCH II. No red, No white, Western Diamondback skins on the backs of the limbs. Frank

From: Selden Slider
Date: 10-Jun-18

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Date: 10-Jun-18

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From: Kurt in Memphis
Date: 10-Jun-18

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Date: 10-Jun-18

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From: Yellow Dog
Date: 10-Jun-18

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All Bocote Toelke Curlew....

From: Kurt in Memphis
Date: 10-Jun-18




Gray Goose Shaft....I only saw you had posted my Ancient Spirits bow after I put it up. Glad you think it's a beauty...it really is!! Thanks

The above are Ancients Spirits and a Dale Dye

From: Yellow Dog
Date: 10-Jun-18

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Another pic.....

From: longbowbud
Date: 10-Jun-18

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Date: 10-Jun-18

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From: beemann
Date: 10-Jun-18




Keefer I wanted it bad. Thing almost brought 400 bucks.

From: Nemophilist
Date: 10-Jun-18

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The most beautiful bow I ever owned was a Dick Robertson Montana Falcon. Bocote veener limbs, Bocote riser with accent stripe, Elk antler limb tips, Rattlesnake skin on limbs, Elk antler limb bolts.

From: Nemophilist
Date: 10-Jun-18

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Here is another beautiful Dick Robertson Montana Falcon I owned. Tulipwood veener limbs, Cocobolo riser with accent stripe, Elk antler limb tips, Elk antler limb bolts.

From: TBinMN Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 10-Jun-18

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Bryan -

That Staghorn beauty was mine - went to a guy in WI. I'm not sure if he is a Leatherwall guy or not.

I've been letting some bows go - been saying I was going to thin down my 35+ year accumulation of bows for at least 5 years :).

I just let this one go tonight - 61 Kodiak Special. Man it's so much tougher to let them go than welcoming one in...

Terry

From: CBergeman
Date: 10-Jun-18

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Blacktail Columbian TD. Bocote/Cocobolo

From: beemann
Date: 10-Jun-18




Terry I saw the Savage Mn address and figured I should know who it was. Sometimes it takes a little bump to get the noggin working. Good for you bud wish i would have got it.

From: T4halo
Date: 11-Jun-18




I'm a little biased but you boys with the rosewood Howatts are winning this race. All these bows are beautiful but those 1960's Howatts are amazing.

T4

From: Renewed Archer
Date: 18-Jun-18

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Man this is a fun thread. Love to see all these beauties. Those all-Brazilian rosewood bows are hard to beat. I have a few but I'll show something different. A ROC Ace by Brandon Stahl. Chechen and marblewood.

From: KDdog
Date: 18-Jun-18

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Today, it's this one.

From: Renewed Archer
Date: 19-Jun-18

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Kodiak Special Deluxe, w/a zebrawood flair.

From: Renewed Archer
Date: 19-Jun-18

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Terry, I have one that looks a lot like yours.

From: KDdog
Date: 19-Jun-18

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Today, it's this one

From: RonG
Date: 19-Jun-18




Boxcall, I have to agree with you.

From: Bassman Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 19-Jun-18




Exotic wood beautys

From: gary5590
Date: 19-Jun-18

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My incoming Covert Hunter

From: Michigan Hunter
Date: 19-Jun-18

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Our Whippensticks.

From: Michigan Hunter
Date: 19-Jun-18

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From: Michigan Hunter
Date: 19-Jun-18

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From: Michigan Hunter
Date: 19-Jun-18

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From: foxbo
Date: 19-Jun-18

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Three piece Acadian Woods Tree Stick. Cocobolo and marblewood.

From: tonto59
Date: 19-Jun-18




From: tonto59
Date: 19-Jun-18

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Sometimes the beauty is the way the bow draws and shoots for you. Not that a Ben Pearson T/D Bushmaster is an ugly duckling...;-)

From: Longtrad
Date: 19-Jun-18

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Date: 19-Jun-18

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Date: 19-Jun-18

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From: carter
Date: 20-Jun-18

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From: Pdiddly
Date: 20-Jun-18

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I like this one...the lamination patterns are unique.

Who made it? Don't know.

Some bowyer in Southern California in the early 60's.

From: Pdiddly
Date: 20-Jun-18

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A closer view of the riser...

From: South Farm
Date: 20-Jun-18




Drooling on the keyboard here guys. Wowser!

From: Paul
Date: 20-Jun-18

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Blacktail longbow...

From: Mountain Man
Date: 20-Jun-18

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From: Babbling Bob Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 20-Jun-18

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Nothing rare. Just ordinary, everyday '61 and '62 Kodiaks. But I think they got some good-lookingness to'em.

From: Babbling Bob Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 20-Jun-18

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Another photo of my '61 and '62. Haven't got the hang of those photos yet, but working on it.

From: Curlis
Date: 20-Jun-18




From: Gray Goose Shaft
Date: 20-Jun-18




Piddly,

Those riser laminations on the Southern California bow are incredible. I've never seen such an intricate pattern on a bow. I see fine lines that are pleasingly delicate, and an interesting pattern of light colored pieces abutting dark colored pieces.

Any bowyer that could think ahead enough to envision how those lams would interplay in the finished bow could have been a heck of a chess player. Thanks for including the pictures.

From: Pdiddly
Date: 21-Jun-18




Gray Goose...later today I will post a picture of the opposite side of the riser and the tips as well.

It really is the work of a master...notice that the lams in the sight window are and I-Beam set-up.

They were set between the two outside layers and designed just for the sight window...that lamination group produces the dark curved arches and the thin vertical lams are dark wood-the opposite colour of the outer lams they line up with.

It is very impressive. Plus, it's really fast and ultra quiet with no silencing.

From: Pdiddly
Date: 21-Jun-18

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Here's the offside of the riser...

From: Pdiddly
Date: 21-Jun-18

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The tips are very small as the limbs narrow at the end..

From: Longbow49 Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 23-Jun-18

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Here’s one I’m shooting now.

From: sbos
Date: 23-Jun-18

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Black & White Ebony

From: sbos
Date: 23-Jun-18

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Cocobolo & Bocote

From: sbos
Date: 23-Jun-18

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From: brianbfree
Date: 23-Jun-18

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Here is my newest addition Tom Jennings Citation Mark I

From: Babbling Bob Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 23-Jun-18




sbos, I'm not a bocote fan, but the interesting patern in the riser of your bow is fantastic.

From: brianbfree
Date: 23-Jun-18

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Here is the sexy part

From: sbos
Date: 23-Jun-18




Babbling Bob thank you! This piece of Bocote exceeded my expectations.

From: Zepnut Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 23-Jun-18

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Type I A-riser w/Rose Oak limbs





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