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Offline Bowman

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Haithabu viking bow
« on: November 07, 2012, 03:34:58 pm »
Wytch elm. 191 cm. Brown leather dye. 65#-28. B-50. Rare viking longbow. Sold to a friend of mine, the skipper on the replica "Osebergskipet" build in Tønsberg Norway and finished in summer 2012.





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Offline briarjumper12

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Re: Haithabu viking bow
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2012, 03:44:49 pm »
I like it.

Offline hatcha

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Re: Haithabu viking bow
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2012, 03:56:54 pm »
Beautifully simple...

and simply beautiful!!

Offline Onebowonder

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Re: Haithabu viking bow
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2012, 04:16:32 pm »
Never seen such nocks.  Interesting...

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Re: Haithabu viking bow
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2012, 04:21:50 pm »
 :D Sidenock at the upper limb  and no nock at the other. Just a knot. :-) Viking style. These bows were build in yew and elm. The original in yew was a real monster. 140#. 40/33mm in cross section.  Thats a fat bow. :-)
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Offline sharpend60

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Re: Haithabu viking bow
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2012, 04:23:46 pm »
Thats pretty cool.

I havnt seen one like it.

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Re: Haithabu viking bow
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2012, 04:27:25 pm »
Sweetness!  Awesome job! 8)
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Offline Ifrit617

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Re: Haithabu viking bow
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2012, 06:47:39 pm »
really cool bow! Love everything about it!

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Re: Haithabu viking bow
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2012, 06:51:44 pm »
Thanks. It's a simple and cool bow, - yes. :-)
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Re: Haithabu viking bow
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2012, 07:45:52 pm »
Clean and simple. Nice job!!
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Re: Haithabu viking bow
« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2012, 09:20:31 pm »
That's awesome.  I have never seen one just like it.  Beautiful wood.
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Re: Haithabu viking bow
« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2012, 06:55:36 pm »
Is that the bow type that doubled as a ski pole hence the strange nock or am I thinking of the laminate bow that had spruce on the belly and birch on the back. 

Old Scandinavian bows are very interesting. 

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Re: Haithabu viking bow
« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2012, 10:15:16 pm »
I like the simplicity of that one.
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Offline Keenan

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Re: Haithabu viking bow
« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2012, 11:36:57 pm »
That is pure clean simplicity, very nice!

Offline lostarrow

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Re: Haithabu viking bow
« Reply #14 on: November 09, 2012, 12:08:29 am »
best of all is where it is going to.Thanks for sharing.