Bows of wood must follow the grain, which sometimes offers the opportunity to make a one of a kind snake bow
made to order 3-4 months... or maybe there's one on the
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|Hand twisted three-ply bow string|
This is one of the replica Indian bows we offer. It is a Hickory Self Bow influenced by historical bows from the early contact period in North America. The graceful simplicity of the profile make this design universal the world over. The snakey grain in the wood is carefully followed to enhance the individual beauty of the wood and then a rattle snake skin is affixed to the bow.
|Close up of the Handle on a American Indian Stick Bow|
Optional Leather handle: If you rather, an arrow rest and leather handle are available on all North Wood Traditional archery bows. The leather is authentic braintanned buckskin.
Colors Available: stains of light brown, Dark Brown, or Reddish brown
Over all Length: Generally this is a bow between 60-68" long, and can be customized further upon request with consultation.
Wood type: Hickory stave used for blank, retained growth ring on the back of the bow
Primitive string: Three ply artificial sinew hand twisted with a flemish loop on one end. Other end is tied to the lower nock of the bow with a timber hitch.
Draw weight - 25-65 lb on this bow
Design origin: Alike to many early contact Bows in North America. Harvested and Crafted in Western Connecticut. Custom Made to order
Snake bows are custom made for the individual, and enhance the archery experience. We look forward to making your bows of wood a reality!