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Howatt Saber with Monkeyball Silencers!

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Pdiddly2 09-Jan-22
Pdiddly2 09-Jan-22
Pdiddly2 09-Jan-22
Pdiddly2 09-Jan-22
MStyles 09-Jan-22
monkeyball 09-Jan-22
Draven 09-Jan-22
Wayne Hess 09-Jan-22
Pdiddly2 09-Jan-22
cut it out 09-Jan-22
Pdiddly2 10-Jan-22
Altitude Sickness 10-Jan-22
buckeye 10-Jan-22
Buzz 10-Jan-22
Riverwolf 10-Jan-22
Sawtooth (Original) 10-Jan-22
John Horvers 10-Jan-22
Knifeguy 10-Jan-22
fdp 10-Jan-22
mangonboat 10-Jan-22
Rutnomore 10-Jan-22
Pdiddly2 11-Jan-22
From: Pdiddly2
Date: 09-Jan-22

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I actually got this bow off eBay in spring 2020 and had it shipped to a border town in New York State for me to pickup.

As we know land crossings were soon halted due to the pandemic, so I had to wait until mid-November of this year to be able to go pick it up!

Pics are not the best...will get better ones when the weather improves.

Been looking for a 50# Saber for years and finally found a listing where the bow was not named, so flew under the radar!

I had a string made by Allen Shafer and, best of all, a set of silencers monkeyball sent me that I had been saving just for this bow.

I found some comments Larry Hatfield made on another Saber thread of mine. This model, made from 1996-2000, was modelled after the old 1958-1960 Catalina's and Palomar's.

In Larry's words:

"The reason it looks like the old bows was deliberate. I liked those bows so much I wanted to build something like them with modern materials.

Sadly, not too many people figured out what a good bow that was and they faded quickly. Gail Martin and I shot them for years.

Gail's favorite bow I ever built for him."

That's pretty high praise eh?

Thanks for looking... Peter >>>----------->

From: Pdiddly2
Date: 09-Jan-22

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Here's a picture of Craig's great silencers...compact, but light! Thanks!

From: Pdiddly2
Date: 09-Jan-22

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Specs...1999.

From: Pdiddly2
Date: 09-Jan-22

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Now I have three of them. Two are 60# so need to sort out what to do with one of those.

From: MStyles
Date: 09-Jan-22




Nice recurve. I sold one of those for a friend. I always wish that I had kept it.

From: monkeyball
Date: 09-Jan-22




Glad you like them buddy. I had a Sabre in 45#, shot a nice doe, a groundhog, and a squirrel that year with it. I loved that bow and should have never sold it. Stupid me!

By the way, those puffs are 100% Fishermans Wool.

Good Shooting->->->->Craig

From: Draven
Date: 09-Jan-22




Very nice bow! That was a long wait too ...

From: Wayne Hess
Date: 09-Jan-22




Very nice bows, all 3

From: Pdiddly2
Date: 09-Jan-22




Hey Craig! I wondered why they were so soft and not bulky...really like how they expanded once I clipped them. Nice work!

From: cut it out
Date: 09-Jan-22




I know I say it a lot but those dam old Howatts are pretty bows!!!!

From: Pdiddly2
Date: 10-Jan-22




One of the consistent replies I see when people are discussing the Saber is seller’s regret! They are a remarkably stable yet fast bow.

They only made them for five years and those who own them tend to keep them. This is the lowest weight Saber I have seen in eight years of looking.

Every other one I saw I acquired. That’s only three plus this one…hard to find!

From: Altitude Sickness
Date: 10-Jan-22




Nice profile,

From: buckeye
Date: 10-Jan-22




Very nice!

From: Buzz
Date: 10-Jan-22




Good looking bow.

Enjoy.

From: Riverwolf
Date: 10-Jan-22




Beautiful bows Pete ...

Hate to see such beautiful bows leave the states, but Canada's wilderness is an overweming call for many. This Wolf included !

Congratulations !;)

From: Sawtooth (Original) Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 10-Jan-22




Very nice!

From: John Horvers
Date: 10-Jan-22




That’s a beautiful bow. I have the Pope &Young version of that bow with the woven carbon on the back . One of the nicest bows I’ve ever shot. Mine is un marked as it was the photo type I got from the Martin family. Congratulations on a fine bow.

From: Knifeguy
Date: 10-Jan-22




That’s a reall nice bow. I just might have to see if I can find one. Lance

From: fdp
Date: 10-Jan-22




Those are great old bows.

From: mangonboat
Date: 10-Jan-22




Nice pick up!

From: Rutnomore
Date: 10-Jan-22




When I got my new NM Ramer, I also put Craigs silencers on, I had been saving them for something special and the Ramer was it. Monkeyball is a good man.

From: Pdiddly2
Date: 11-Jan-22




Rutnomore...he really is!





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