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Offline Pinaka longbows

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Hungarian Osage recurve with ratsnake backing
« on: May 07, 2022, 03:56:37 am »
A couple of years back I got some Osage from Hungary (East Europe) and most of it split like crazy on me, despite the debarking and woodglue sealing, storing it at a cool place.
A while back I had a second look at the ones i kind of saved for future bows and saw that there was just enough wood in this one for a nice small recurve.
Since I needed a new bow for myself (the shoulder isnt getting any better and lighter draw seems only way to go), I used this stave for it.

Guess i was lucky with that choice, for except a few minor cracks in the grip i don't worry about, it all came out nicely.
Added a ratsnake skin on the back for a nice contrast in black and osage, and kept that theme going with black horn nocks.
This bow surprised me a lot on the cast, its quick and quiet and only is 35lbs at 29 inches.









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Re: Hungarian Osage recurve with ratsnake backing
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2022, 05:49:38 am »
Nice detailed work....It always amazes me by how small of an amount of osage will make a viable bow.At 29" draw I'm sure it'll spit an arrow plenty fast.
Like the skins on it too.
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Offline mmattockx

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Re: Hungarian Osage recurve with ratsnake backing
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2022, 12:16:02 pm »
Beautiful bow, with a very nice tiller. I bet it's a sweet all day shooter at the lighter weight.


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Offline Selfbowman

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Re: Hungarian Osage recurve with ratsnake backing
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2022, 01:50:59 pm »
Well done I like it!
Well I'll say!!  Osage is king!!

Offline bradsmith2010

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Re: Hungarian Osage recurve with ratsnake backing
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2022, 04:06:53 pm »
beautiful,, congrats (-S

Offline Will B

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Re: Hungarian Osage recurve with ratsnake backing
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2022, 08:36:33 pm »
Very nice Osage stick. Well done!

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Re: Hungarian Osage recurve with ratsnake backing
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2022, 08:50:13 pm »
Sheís got a shape to her!  I like it!  Very well done.  Did you stain or Color the skin or is that natural Color?  Looks awesome
Sticks and stones and other poky stabby things.

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Re: Hungarian Osage recurve with ratsnake backing
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2022, 10:41:19 pm »
How long is that bow and what is itís mass weight? Just curious? Arvin
Well I'll say!!  Osage is king!!

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Re: Hungarian Osage recurve with ratsnake backing
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2022, 11:57:26 pm »
Those are some sexy curves!

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Re: Hungarian Osage recurve with ratsnake backing
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2022, 11:47:31 am »
How long is that bow and what is itís mass weight? Just curious? Arvin
would like to know ,too.
those are sharp recurves and I like the snake skin. very nice tiller. Hope your shoulder will get better, as I like your heavier bows too... ;D
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Offline Pinaka longbows

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Re: Hungarian Osage recurve with ratsnake backing
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2022, 03:09:58 am »
How long is that bow and what is itís mass weight? Just curious? Arvin

Its all black skin with some transparant patches, showing the the osage underneath.

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Re: Hungarian Osage recurve with ratsnake backing
« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2022, 03:11:39 am »
Those are some sexy curves!

done a quick measurement its 1,3 lbs all complete with nocks and skin, and 163cm NtN

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Re: Hungarian Osage recurve with ratsnake backing
« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2022, 05:31:41 pm »
Very nice, simple and elegant. Beautiful work
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Re: Hungarian Osage recurve with ratsnake backing
« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2022, 10:32:34 pm »
How long is that bow and what is itís mass weight? Just curious? Arvin

Its all black skin with some transparant patches, showing the the osage underneath.

Very cool effect!   I like it. 
Sticks and stones and other poky stabby things.

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Re: Hungarian Osage recurve with ratsnake backing
« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2022, 09:42:09 am »
How long is that bow and what is itís mass weight? Just curious? Arvin
would like to know ,too.
those are sharp recurves and I like the snake skin. very nice tiller. Hope your shoulder will get better, as I like your heavier bows too... ;D
B2W


done a quick measurement its 1,3 lbs all complete with nocks and skin, and 163cm NtN
sorry replied to wrong comment before  :-[