As soon as my garage is finished, I was planning on making a new bow. I purchased a "sudbury" floor-tillered stave from Rudder Bows. I first noticed that the limbs were not symmetrical in length and that the handles is offset in the middle making it somewhat center-shot. I read on this forum that Rudder Bows has indicated that it wasn't authentic as to the symmetry of the limbs. Huh, wished it would have said that on the site. Sorry to complain. Is the off-set handle authentic? I've read about the bow but do not ever recall reading about this feature.
Lastly, I'm not sure exactly how this type of bow should be tillered. I am assuming it doesn't bend in the handle. Any advice? I've done mostly D-styled bows that either dont' bend in the handle at all or slightly bend. Thanks.